News from December 2015

Final Countdown

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After a long wait, the Mission Experience Team Abroad (META) to Ibba is ready to depart.

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Ibba_2016_logo Posted by Ibba 2016 on Wed, 30 Dec 2015 | 1 comments | Visit Ibba 2016: Walking together in mission's blog

Life is Advent

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On the day before the Christmas season truly begins, Roger Cooke shares some final thoughts on Advent.

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Staff_team_2015 Posted by Roger Cooke on Thu, 24 Dec 2015 | 0 comments | Visit CMSI Staff Team's blog

God With Us

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Jenny Christie looks forward to some heavenly singing, as she reflects on the hope that comes from Immanuel: God With Us.

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Staff_team_2015 Posted by Jenny Christie on Wed, 23 Dec 2015 | 0 comments | Visit CMSI Staff Team's blog

Here comes the light

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On this ‘shortest day’ of the year (at least, for some of us), Roger Cooke offers some thoughts on darkness and light.

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Staff_team_2015 Posted by Roger Cooke on Tue, 22 Dec 2015 | 0 comments | Visit CMSI Staff Team's blog

All This and Christmas Too!

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Nigel Weallans writes about getting ready for Ibba…

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Publicity_shot Posted by Nigel and Carol Weallans on Tue, 22 Dec 2015 | 1 comments | Visit Nigel and Carol Weallans's blog

The God who waits

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The latest in our Advent series of reflections features some final thoughts on ‘waiting’, as we consider one of the greatest stories ever told.

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Staff_team_2015 Posted by Roger Cooke on Mon, 21 Dec 2015 | 0 comments | Visit CMSI Staff Team's blog

Wait, listen and learn (part 2)

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Some further reflections on the value of waiting when participating in discussions and conversations, with some help from our Global Partners.

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Staff_team_2015 Posted by Roger Cooke on Sat, 19 Dec 2015 | 0 comments | Visit CMSI Staff Team's blog

Wait, listen and learn

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Waiting isn’t just about the big picture and the development of deeper spirituality. There’s much to be gained about learning to wait in the ordinary, everyday interactions we have with others.
Roger Cooke offers further reflections on waiting, paying particular attention to the art of conversation.

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Staff_team_2015 Posted by Roger Cooke on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 | 1 comments | Visit CMSI Staff Team's blog

Worth the wait

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As our Advent series continues, Roger Cooke recalls a recent lesson from CMSI’s support of a programme in Nepal – a time when it was definitely worth the wait.

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Staff_team_2015 Posted by Roger Cooke on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 | 0 comments | Visit CMSI Staff Team's blog

Waiting with confidence

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Linda Abwa – one of CMSI’s newest staff members – recently returned to Ireland after 12 years of Mission Partner service in Nigeria, to take up the role of Partnership Coordinator. Here, she shares some personal reflections on waiting, as we continue our Advent reflections.

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Staff_team_2015 Posted by Linda Abwa on Wed, 09 Dec 2015 | 1 comments | Visit CMSI Staff Team's blog