Taiwan is a colorful, vibrant, open and exciting society. But underneath the modern façade, there is a dark side of superstition, fear, idolatry and spiritual oppression. OMF works to bring the hope of the gospel to these deeply religious people.
Our particular focus is on the working class: disaffected youth, "at risk" kids, hurting women, the urban poor, hard working families. About two-thirds of Taiwan's 23 million people are working class. Over 99% of these people do not know Jesus Christ. There are tremendous needs for the gospel and the transformation it brings to lives and communities.
How to be involved? Read about our most urgent current ministry opportunities .
In June 2012 we published a new prayer guide: Reaching Taiwan's Working Class. This prayer guide contains 14 stories recounting the challenges and joys of ministry to different groups of working class people in Taiwan.
A pdf file can be downloaded here or you can obtain the booklet from your nearest OMF center.
See these recently produced videos about church planting ministries in working class communities. Other videos can be found on our Video page .
LEARN: LOVE: PRAY
A new series of three videos released in November 2012.
LEARN - Taiwan: What is it like adjusting to life in a new culture?
LOVE - Taiwan: Mission is loving as Christ loved us.
PRAY - look beneath the surface and pray for a harvest of new life.
Church planting in Taiping, a traditional, working class town of about 170,000 people.
Thomas & Jennifer McIntyre share the challenges of church planting in Zhongpu.
Real Life Stories
Each month we add a new story about ministry in Taiwan. Read some of our recent additions:
- New town, new beginnings
- A typical market family
- Three shopworkers, three stories
- AIDS, Drugs and Prison
- Making Prostitutes Beautiful
Updated October 2012