02
Nov

There were many highlights from our Taiwan trip, here are just a few thoughts, not in any particular order: First day we landed at 6am, typhoon Megi hit at around noon. So much for the vision trip to Hualien Mennonite hospital – all trains were cancelled! We stored up with instant food from 7-11 conveniently […]

18
Oct

That was fast! It’s always that way, isn’t it? The anticipation is slow, and then before you know it, it’s over. I knew this would happen so I tried to take one day at a time and savor each moment. Even then, it was too fast to take it all in! None of us were […]

24
Sep
stored in: Taiwan

Leaving tomorrow night for Taiwan! I’ve been wanting to do this for about the last 10 years and now the time has come. What I’ve learned so far: God indeed is sufficient if I look for him. My tendency is to look for answers anywhere but God. When I ask him to help, he can […]

A week away from leaving for Taiwan! I am feeling much better – I asked many people to pray for me and the team, and I know God is answering. I feel I have more grasp of the lessons and teachings that I am prepping for. Psalm 77 has been an encouragement to me recently. […]

16
Sep
stored in: Taiwan

In Taiwan I will be giving 2 evangelistic messages, in addition to some other teaching opportunities and talking to people. Those 2 messages are by far the most challenging and stressing me out. But this week, God answered all my concerns. I am not feeling the anxiety that I felt the last few weeks. I […]

14
Sep
stored in: Taiwan

I said I am the Team Leader of this Taiwan STM. Technically I’m not. I’m the Mission Mentor. Semantics matter. I’m reviewing my training book today: “Your primary responsibility is not just to “lead a team” but to mentor those on it (and potentially those who are not) through missions discipleship.” “Mentoring is a relational […]

12
Sep
stored in: Taiwan

(Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 in case you are interested) I never used to worry. But as I get older, I am more prone to anxiety now. The thought of going to Taiwan is giving me anxiety. I want to go, I’m excited about going, I just want to get there now. I hate the […]

06
Sep
stored in: Taiwan

(Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 in case you are interested) God reminded me again that He provides for all we need. Our Taiwan short term mission team do not have musicians – no song leader, no guitar player who can lead in worship. One of our assignments for 4 days is to run the […]

In the office devotion time this week, WT shared from Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! […]

(I don’t know how many parts there will be in this series as I prepare for Taiwan Short Term Missions, from here on TW STM.) Since I’ve always wanted to be a missionary, my greatest fear of the upcoming TW STM is that I won’t like it, or I can’t handle it physically, or I […]

I always thought, if I were to be a missionary somewhere overseas, I would want to go to Taiwan. When I was there for vacation about 6-7 years ago, the impression I had was that it was a place I can possibly adjust to living there long term. Of course I was only there as […]