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, green mountains, blue oceans

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

  • Settling In

    As Taiwanese women start receiving a better education than in the past, many are choosing their career over marriage. Taiwanese men are finding it harder and harder to find Taiwanese wives and are increasingly starting to marry overseas brides. Currently in Taiwan there are over 80,000 Vietnamese brides. Mr. Gao (pronounced “gow”) owns a small [...]
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  • Too Dirty to go to Church

    A-Beng has a reputation of being a good man. Perhaps this is because he and his wife take care of a severely disabled little girl whose mother died in childbirth. They care for this child as if she were their own. One day, the little girl was hospitalized. The doctor said she had little chance [...]
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  • Too Busy for Church

    Mrs. Fan worked 12 hours a day, 7 days a week developing photos. How could she ever hear the gospel if she was too busy and tired to come to any church activity? Mrs. Fan needed someone to go to her and not just to be invited to come and hear. Sharing with Mrs. Fan [...]
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  • Working Class Student Work in Taiwan

    June 2017– Working with the Campus Evangelical Fellowship (CEF) of Taiwan these past 25 years among high school students, I could say at least 70% of them come from a working class background.  Take for example, Bwo Jen.  Her father is a rubbish truck collector for Tainan City Council. Seven years ago, at our evangelistic […]
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  • The Taiping Youth Group is Transitioning

    May 2017– Shu Ling is a local Christian woman who volunteers with our ministry.  For many years she had been burdened to reach out to the youth in our community.  When a short-term team from the McCracken’s church in the USA came to serve in Taiping in the Summer of 2013, Shu Ling’s vision for […]
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