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Farewell, My Darling

As the lyrics of “A Summer Song” go, “They say that all good things must end some day; Autumn leaves must fall.” So our 4 weeks of STM came to an end. We did some ministry, got re-acquainted with some friends, made several new ones, and learned a few things. What’s most gratifying to see is how the Lord’s work here had grown – a new church had been planted, over 15 in Grace Meal had been baptized, campus ministries got started, children’s work had grown etc., and kids we met last time now become teacher’s helpers! How fast time flies, especially when you’re having a good time. Here are a few farewell photos. What remains is one week on our own touring Taipei, as we’ve never really seen Taiwan after visiting 3 trips and living here for over 18 weeks. I suppose we will return to assist wherever needed, but until next time, “Farewell, My Dalin”!

Dalin (大林)

Dalin (大林)

Dalin, also affectionately called "Darling"

Dalin, also affectionately called “Darling”

Saying goodbye to 2 of the "little teachers". When we first met them 2 years ago they were still in elementary school!

Saying goodbye to 2 of the “little teachers”. When we first met them 2 years ago they were still in elementary school!

"Last supper" with some colleagues

“Last supper” with some colleagues

Children and Campus Ministries

(Continued from yesterday)

Yesterday we posted videos/photos for adult ministries; today we continue with children and campus ministries:

WHIZ (Wise, Happy, Intelligent, Zealous) kids Sunday School:

Teaching second graders English.

Teaching English in elementary school.

Teaching English in elementary school.

Alphabet song:

One thing very helpful about schools in Taiwan is that they are open to religious groups (Christian, Buddhist or other) who offer to help in teaching English, virtues or other subjects, both during regular class time or after school. If Evangelicals don’t seize the opportunity, cults and other religions will. We hope to reach the family through the children.

As to campus ministry, Taiwan has 111 universities and colleges spread across the island, so student ministry is very important in reaching the educated. Here we visited two out of five universities in Chiayi county:
1. National Chung Cheng University (ranked #13),
2. National Chiayi University (#38),
3. Wufeng University (#39),
4. Tatung Institute of Commerce and Technology (#73), and
5. Nanhua University (#75).

Wufeng University with 6000 students

Wufeng University with 6000 students

Chung Cheng University has close to 12,000 students. We visited a professor who was one of the organizers of the Christian fellowship. He estimated Christians comprised about 3% of the student body, higher than the percentage in Minxiong where the university is located.

Visiting an Associate Professor at National Chung Cheng University. Besides supervising grad students, he teaches an interesting course on Jewish Customs and Life Sciences based on the OT.

Visiting an Associate Professor at National Chung Cheng University. Besides supervising grad students, he teaches an interesting course on Jewish Customs and Life Sciences based on the OT.

Doing bible study with graduate students

Doing bible study with graduate students