Taiwan: First exposure to the gospel

Andrew Allen, a UT student serving with Go Now Missions in Taiwan, participates in a Sunday evening Bible study.

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Sunday nights here in Taichung are my favorites. Along with my team and a full-time missionary, I get to walk through Bible stories I’ve known since Sunday school with people across the Christian spectrum, from mature Christian to some people who have never heard about Jesus.

Taiwan Study 300Jason is an exchange student here from mainland China, and June 19 was his first time to attend our meeting. One of his friends—also from China—has been coming a few weeks and has been really curious about this Jesus fellow and decided to invite him.

So, Jason got to hear—possibly for the first time in his life— words from the Holy Bible and the truth of the gospel. I praise God for the privilege and opportunity to share in that experience with him!

It’s so humbling to think that God decided to use me to help Jason hear. There was a language barrier, but there was a mature believer in our group who is a native of Taiwan and helped translate while adding his own testimony of the goodness of the Lord. Jason was enveloped in a whole world of new information, and I think he was trying to take in as much as possible.

As he left the meeting, he had a Bible to call his own, a smile on his face and a whole room of new friends. When I came to Taiwan, an open country with established ministry operations, I didn’t think I would be blessed to be part of the first experience someone has with Christianity. 

Andrew Allen, a student at the University of Texas, is serving with Go Now Missions in Taiwan.


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