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

  •   October 2015 — In 2002 OMF decided, to focus their resources on ministry to working class and marginalized peoples, as these groups remain largely unreached by the gospel. This year we reviewed our Five Year Strategic Plan. As we still face the unfinished task of making Christ known to the Working Class people, we […]
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  • September 2015 — It was hot, sticky, midday in Taipei. Wenting stood at the counter of the small restaurant which belongs to the “Shopworkers Church” in Taipei and accepted the orders for food boxes. The Single Mums, for whom the Restaurant procures jobs, had already prepared a lot of varied dishes. Wenting shouted into the […]
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  • August 2015 — Most of the people we meet in Donggang have no intention of ever following Jesus. However, through friendship they are often willing to listen to stories. The Bonsai seller met Linda because her bus stop is outside his shop. He knew Linda liked to share Bible stories with locals and as they […]
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  • July 2015 — My wife and I are involved in what are termed ‘support roles’ on the Taiwan field. Support roles, whether on the field, in sending countries or at the International Centre in Singapore, are integral to provide our OMF members the opportunity to focus on their direct ministries to the unreached people of […]
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  • June 2015 —  No matter how old you are, whether you are literate or not, or what you have ever done that is offensive to God, because of our heavenly Father’s compassion He is willing to give people the opportunity to be saved. Granny May is 92 this year. May is a kind, hard-working country […]
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