God is always at work; He is always changing circumstances that may seem impossible to us and stirring hearts that may face the most challenging situations. Ashish and Karuna, our new Co-Mission Partners, are witnesses to God’s faithful hand in their ministry, as they teach various Diploma, Bachelor and Master theological courses at the Nepal Theological College (NTC), as well as other neighbouring bible colleges.
In the past few months, both Ashish and Karuna have been increasingly heartened to see God using their skills and ministry to mould others. They see a deep hunger to learn God’s Word in every place they teach…
Kumar & Hoshea
Three years ago, Hoshea Felix began a new journey at the International Global School of Leadership (IGSL) in Manila, Philippines. He was only in his early 20s and the youngest student in his batch. In that same year, the Philippine Campus Crusade for Christ commissioned him as a missionary, which in itself was a testament of God’s call and faithfulness in Hoshea’s life.
Despite his young age, he passionately pursued God’s call for his life and relied on God’s grace every step of the way. During Hoshea’s time at IGSL, Kumar Aryal (Director, Life Mentoring) and Kats Aryal (Faculty, Leadership Studies), both who are AsiaCMS’ Co-Mission Partners, mentored and taught him, respectively…
The South Asian Christian Youth Network (SACYN) is a network of young leaders from South Asia with a mission to build connections. AsiaCMS partners to inspire, prepare and strengthen young Christian adults to cross bridges to encounter and share their faith and lives with others, across boundaries and borders. Since 2002, SACYN has facilitated various training, conferences and exposure visits to equip its leaders and in October 2017, SACYN organised a Leadership Training and Core Group meeting in Negombo, Sri Lanka. The theme for this 14th SACYN gathering was ‘Tides that We Swim Against: Leadership in Difficult Times’ and it brought together 34 young adult leaders from nine countries within South Asia. These are two voices of SACYN leaders, sharing on the impact of the gathering…
“Bold. Brave. Brilliant” by Wanda Christy
Over my few days attending SACYN 2017, I met a few of the boldest and bravest women. I was very honoured to be friends with women who were a true testimony to what they believe in, not only through their work, such as doing prison ministry and as a mental health awareness activist, but also as role models to youths, especially women.
These women are living examples that age, culture and most importantly, gender are not barriers to doing ministry. As girls in Sri Lanka, we face a lot of sexism and gender-based discrimination, violence and abuse on a daily basis and sadly, in certain parts of the country, these are not addressed and are even completely covered up…
A foundational truth that I constantly remind myself – God precedes us in that which He has tasked us to do. To speak of “God’s mission” is to assume that He is actively involved in our world. He is already intersecting into the paths of individuals and in the affairs of communities and nations. In no way is He absent or passively looking down from the heavens, with folded hands.
When we say that we partner with God in His mission, our foremost task is thus, to ‘hear’ Him and ‘see’ that which He is already doing. Then, we do the things He has privileged us to perform for His cause…
As we settle into the second quarter of the year, we are excited to build upon our existing foundation of advancing God’s MIssion.
This is our new tagline and a glimpse into our direction for the months ahead…@AsiaCMS
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That’s right! we are just 7 Weeks away from getting together with students and missions workers from all over the world for a time of classroom learning and practical outings. Our team is already hard at work behind the scenes to prepare for a blessed time of reflecting and growing together.
From June 2 – 29, Asia Gateway, our residential training programme will be underway. Students will learn about the five marks of mission and receive a firm foundation in intercultural mission – to be better equipped to further increase the effectiveness and impact of God’s mission.
Asia Gateway started in 2013 as a vision where several mission agencies of Asia came together out of a desire to train and equip mission workers to a high standard enabling them to live out their calling and mission from God.
Our partners include – The Methodist Church of Malaysia, The Anglican Diocese of West Malaysia, OM, OMF, Interserve, STM, SIM and Asia CMS.
We encourage all of you to keep this programme, our team and all our students in prayer, even as they prepare to travel and attend Asia Gateway.
If you’ve missed enrolling this year, don’t fret! Stay tuned and visit http://asiagatewaytraining.net/about-us for more information to register for 2019!
Bringing God into your every circumstance is as easy as ASKING him to. Jesus showed us through the gospel the way to PRAY to the Father is to simply TALK to him.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 encourages us to “pray without ceasing”. When we do this, we bring God into our every situation throughout our day.
This is how we can share our every moment with Him and when we do, we spend time with God all day long. We allow Him to guide us in all that we do…
What situation are you facing today where you need God to guide and strengthen you? Pause a moment and simply ask. Your Abba Father is waiting to hear from you…
By Rev. Dr. Chan Nam Chen, Executive Director of AsiaCMS
Hebrews 11:1-2 “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.”
Many things start with small acts of faith and love. It was about twenty years ago that I was invited to preach in a remote coastal town on the northern tip of the Island of Borneo. The Sunday morning was routine but after the service, Pastor Simon (not his real name), a young man in his late 20s, casually asked me if I would like to share a short message in a small “house-meeting” that he recently started with a group of Sea Gypsies…
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 nation, we are still in the cage of drugs.”
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.