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Living out the gift of grace

CMS missionary Kellie Nicholas has served in Japan for 13 years. In this article she explains how difficult it can be to comprehend the concept of grace in a culture of reciprocity.  The exchanging of gifts is very important in Japanese culture, and for relationships to be maintained, it must be continuous and reciprocal. (1) Gifts are given in order to carry out giri (2), and the […]

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Meeting physical and spiritual needs

CMS missionaries Nathan and Maki Clapham have been working with students and their local church in Japan since 2013. Maki is also involved in a local ministry to homeless people in Tokyo.  Homelessness might not be something that comes to your mind when you think about Japan. Yet, there are those who have fallen through the system and ended up living on the streets. Let […]

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Drawing on God’s compassion and grace

Maggie Crewes has served with CMS since 1992. Her ministries in Africa, and now South East Asia, have been at the coalface of human need and desperation. She reflects on God’s sustaining grace in her long-term mission.   “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9  How do […]

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Life and witness in Tanzania

CMS missionary Liz Burns teaches at Msalato Theological College in Dodoma, Tanzania. Discover the importance for Liz to live a life consistent with the gospel, both inside and outside the classroom. When I first started teaching at Msalato, it was a shock to the system. Although I had previously taught part-time classes in Swahili and […]

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Christ our model: Offering healthcare in Nepal

CMS workers G & R serve in Nepal using their engineering and medical skills to show Christ’s love. They explain how Jesus’ example of addressing the whole person, physically and spiritually, is an inspiration to care for the poor, marginalised and needy. “My God left the glory of heaven to come and serve us lost […]

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A solid foundation at the Boys Brigade Mara Training Centre

CMS missionaries Matthew & Samantha Archer serve in Bunda, Tanzania at the Boys Brigade Mara Training Centre (BBMTC). They provide young men with the opportunity for a better standard of living, alongside a solid foundation in the gospel of Jesus Christ. At BBMTC, young men have been learning carpentry skills alongside the Bible since the […]

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