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The true meaning of independence

It is human nature to yearn for freedom, free from the shackles of one kind or another. Every year as we celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day with a patriotic spirit, we are reminded of the value of freedom. This year we conducted a programme to drive home the message that “despite seventy years as an independent

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AsiaCMS Board of Trustees Announcement: Appointment of Executive Director

It is with joy and a sense of overwhelming gratitude that I, together with the Board of AsiaCMS, hereby announce the appointment of Rev. Dr. Chan Nam Chen as the Executive Director of our organisation. 

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Challenging yet fulfilling experience

It was a challenging and hectic third quarter, but God is good. In the three months, I taught two modules to our Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Theology (MTh) students and one module at the Kathmandu Institute of Theology. Teaching three modules was a fulfilling experience.

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Trust in God to multiply

It is challenging to run programmes for the urban poor because the dole mindset has conditioned many to see themselves as mere recipients of donations and charitable activities with little hope of breaking out of the cycle of poverty. Although the Episcopal Diocese of Central Philippines has conducted a series of values and faith formation

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His ways are higher than our ways

Kumar had twenty-eight students from thirteen countries in his “Introduction to Community Transformation” class at the International Graduate School of Leadership (IGSL). One of the requirements for the students was to participate in the Vision Conference seminar, which was originally initiated by Disciple Nations Alliance (DNA). The students, divided into seven groups, partnered with local

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Perseverance produces character and hope

If we are patient to persevere, God is kind to let us see the fruit of our labour. This was made abundantly clear to us in our years of service in looking after displaced children at the hostel of St John’s College.

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Work of mercy among flood victims

It’s a privilege to be a voice for the voiceless. Milan was so moved by the plight of flood victims in Nepal that he decided to do something.

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Everyday grace

Written by Terence Lee Meeting Lendehl Rey Sallidao for the first time, you’d think him an unassuming character, light hearted and always quick with a quip. You would see no trace of the pain and the difficulty that he had endured growing up.

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A mother’s prayer

Written by Terence Lee Early each morning, as the sun slowly climbs over the hills of Nagaland, India, Chuba would hear a gentle murmur from the room next door, through the thin walls of the house. If she listened closely, she’d make out the words as Asangla, her mother, quietly praying for her and her

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From Everest to the pulpit: A trekking guide’s journey

Written by Terence Lee Ascending Everest is many mountaineers’ dream. For some it is the apex of their journey, to stand at the roof of the world and, for one moment, look down and survey the rest of humanity. Needless to say it is a bucket list item for many people. For Gopal, however, it’s

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