Taiwan – Serving the Working Class


Taiwan Fast Facts:

Location: Southeast Asia near China, Japan, Philippines

Population: 23 million (15 million working-class)

Major cities: Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taichung

Climate: Marine-tropical

Geography: Mountains in the east, plains in the west

Languages: Taiwanese, Mandarin


  • 93% combination of folk religions, Buddism, Confucianism, Taoism
  • 4.5% Christian + Catholic
  • 2.5% other
  • Working class:  0.1% Christian

Government: Democratic

Industries: Electronics, IT products, petroleum refining, textiles

Known for: wonderful food, friendly people

God is moving in Taiwan

We are a group of about 60 people from more than a dozen nations. We seek to share the gospel with individuals, care for the hurting and establish growing churches among Taiwan’s unreached majority—the working class.  We are here because most people in Taiwan have no idea of the hope that Jesus Christ offers to them. This is especially true of the working class—the vast majority of whom are in bondage to idolatry and superstition and the destruction these bring.

Latest Stories

  • The Power of Stories

    December 2014 My language teacher has been teaching Mandarin to foreigners for about 10 years. She has had many missionary students and heard many things from the Bible, but she has yet to believe in Jesus. When I said I wanted to learn to tell Bible stories so that I could share them with friends […]

  • That’s When Good Neighbors Becomes Good Friends

    November 2014   It happened in our first week living in Luman village. Four locals were in our house – arguing with each other. They are using terms that we have never learnt, at a speed that our ears could not follow. The four of them were two married couples. The Electrician and his wife […]

  • Working Hand in Hand

    October 2014   “We need a youth leader for our church plant. We don’t have anyone available, and we wanted to know if David would be interested.” asked Isabelle Wen, the pastor’s wife. I was very interested indeed! Working with a brand new group of mostly non-Christian youth is exciting. My OMF team leader approved […]

  • He Can Do It!

    September 2014   Amy Lin is a 56 year old married woman. Both of her legs are paralyzed because of polio, so she needs to use wheelchair to move around. She tries really hard to be independent, and tries not to care about other people’s opinions. However, she is still hurt by various rude questions […]

  • Evangelistic Baking

    August 2014   After our family came back from our 10 month home assignment last October, we were eager to get back into ministry. Even though we were able to reconnect with our old local friends from last term, we really wanted an outlet to meet new people. Baking has always been something that we […]



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