“I remember that my greatest fear before my first camp week was rejection from kids. I was afraid they might be afraid of me and run away from me or be distant, since they are not used to having foreign teachers like me (I mean “Colored skin”). I was wondering how they will respond to my willingness to share with them Christ’s amazing love, care and attention, that love I carried such a long way (from Togo to Douliu) just for them. But I was positively amazed by their love response and by their attention in return. No one can make such gracious, passionate, lovely links possible in no time, except God who is by definition Love...” . Read more about Yar’s first semester in Taiwan on the blog! ⬆️ Link in bio ⬆️
“The weather isn't the only thing on this island that's in the changing-seasons stage. Moving to Taitung City a few months ago began a new season of experiences & opportunities for me. Change always brings about its share of challenges, but when you're in the center of God's will, the blessings always outweigh the hard times...within this learning process, I am learning to not put ministry in a box!” . Read more of what Caroline has been learning throughout her first semester back in Taiwan on the blog! ⬆️Link in bio⬆️ . // Blog post & photo by @kairohline11 | Taitung team
“Despite all the mischief Carl gets in and the bad attitude he often shows me, God has given me such a love for this little first grader. I know it’s not my own doing! I mean, he sometimes drives me crazy and even destroys my teaching materials. So when I look at Carl, I know it’s not me. It’s God’s love flowing through me to this orphan.” -Joanna . Read more about what Joanna has learned through knowing Carl on our blog! ⬆️Link in bio⬆️ . // Blog post & photo by @adventure.nanners | Hualien team
“Saying ‘yes’ to God and being all-in to whatever He wants for you is… kinda scary. Because—news flash—you won’t be able to handle it all. When you’re really willing, He will open so many amazing doors for you and it’s going to feel chaotic and overwhelming and you might cry a lot or else eat Nutella a lot, but keep saying yes. Because when it’s from Him, He will fill in the cracks and spill out over the whole hectic schedule, perfecting every wrong. When you can’t do it all, He can. When you aren’t enough, He is.” . Read more about what God taught Kimberly within her first 70 days in Taiwan on the blog! ⬆️ Link in bio ⬆️ . // Blog post & photo submitted by @daughterofhim97 | Chiayi team
“Living in another country changes you. Not only does it change your perspective, but it also changes what you value, what you spend your time on and what you're willing to do (believe me, I've done so many things here that I never planned on or ever dreamed of!). It tests your faith to see if it's really strong. It teaches you humility in ways you've never experienced or expected. It gives you a glimpse of yourself that you had hoped isn't true...but it is. It forces you to rely on Jesus in ways you never expected.” . Read more about how a journey of 8,000 miles changed one of our teachers on the blog! ⬆️ Link in bio ⬆️ . 📷 Photo & blog post submitted by @adventure.nanners | Hualien team
It feels like just yesterday our new #teachers were doing their practicums! Please being #praying for all of our teachers as they have just begun their third week of #teaching here in Taiwan.
The two other members of this semester's missions team arrived and jumped right into the semester! Please be praying for Justin and Yar as they adjust to life in Taiwan and begin teaching and loving on the children here. . Photo by @weishan1211
These 5 teachers will be split among 3 locations this fall semester! Please be praying for them as they prepare to begin teaching & investing in the Taiwanese children on Monday. . Two other teachers (photo coming soon) will be ministering at a 4th location.
Team unity can make or break a group's effectiveness! Some of our teachers spent time learning about the importance of building healthy, functioning teams during orientation in Taipei.