Taiwan Mission Quarterly

 

Teaching English in Taiwan

Volume 14 Number 2 (Winter 2005)

 

In This Issue

We are happy to feature Doris Brougham in this issue. She has contributed so much to the field of English teaching in Taiwan, and subsequently has a worldwide ministry through the Overseas Radio & Television (ORTV) organization that she founded.

Because English is a major international language there is an enormous demand for English teachers. ORTV seeks to equip people not only with English but for life as well. People are hungry to learn English, and by using this existing need, Christians can seek to introduce God to Taiwan. The needs are great and growing. Any skill you have can be used by God. There are constant opportunities for native English speakers to reach out. If you have a desire to serve God and have a willing and humble heart, consider coming to Taiwan to teach English.

Table of Content

Teaching English in Taiwan

  • Guest Editorial: by Simon Hung, Executive Director, ORTV

  • Diary of an English Teacher in Taiwan by Beth Bowyer

  • Doris Brougham (Peng Meng-hui Lao-shih) by Les and Thelma Barnard

  • Making an Impact in Kaohsiung by Woody Ulmer

  • Our Goals, God’s Purpose by Tania Ratu

  • Bread of Life English Fellowship — A Work of God by David Ullstrom

  • Caring for Foreigners in Prison — The Lighthouse Ministry by Immanuel Scharrer

  • A Pastor’s Journey by Charles Bivens

  • Chiayi International Church (CYIC — See why I see) by David Eastwood

 


 

  • “Taiwan Expatriates for Christ” Conference Report by Alain Haudenschild

  • TMF Ladies Retreat 2004 Report by Bev Worthley

  • The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan:A Brief History (Part 1) by David Alexander

 


 

Regular Features

  • Meditation for Missionaries: When God Changes Our Plans by Rebecca S. McMillan

  • Missionary Glimpses: Getting to Grips with the Task by Leslie Barnard

  • Witness Stand: Sequel to “I Carried the Buddha’s Tooth” by Shirley Tsao

  • Witness Stand: Tony Yang’s Testimony translated and compiled by Leslie Barnard

  • Book Review




Taiwan Mission Quarterly

 

MKs on the Mission Field

Volume 14 Number 3 (Spring 2005)

 

In This Issue

The years of childhood are sometimes difficult ones. The awkward days of adolescence are not always the proudest memories for many. In recent years, more than ever, the goal of fulfilling the Great Commission is a collaborative endeavor, involving children’s efforts as well as those of adults. A consequence of this trend is increasingly evident, as a focus of mission literature on personnel issues has gradually shifted from the adults who are working in the mission field to the children who live in it.

As an adult, it is not easy to find one’s own identity, even with many definitive parameters such as careers, families, and other personal choices. As a child, it is even more difficult, especially in the mission field, when children inadvertently become an extension of their parents’ identities. MKs often face the ambiguous issue of making their parents’ beliefs their own. BKs (children of business people) often misinterpret the role of religion in their lives and seem to separate career and religion, as if one cannot exist in the world of the other.

Table of Content

MKs on the Mission Field

  • Guest Editorial by Emi Higashiyama

  • Counting the Cost: Considering life as an MK by Jeannie Newquist

  • Financing MK Education at Morrison Academy by Tim McGill

  • A Perspective on Morrison Christian Academy by Melynda Sides

  • Morrison Academy’s Approach to Satellite Schools by George McFall

  • Morrison Academy- An Appreciation by Tony Foley

  • Home schooling - A Viable Option? by Scott Pagel

  • The Lord…Sent our Whole Family by Amy Gibson

  • Caring for our Children by Judy Newquist

  • Fitting into Ministry within the Family by Lauren Owen

  • Happy Landing on Your Re-entry! by Young Ok Kim

  • Make Home Leave a Success by Bonnie McGill

  • Our More than Ordinary Kids by John Shirmer

  • Raising a Bilingual Child by David Eastwood

 


 

  • How Do We Get Working-Class Taiwanese to Read the Bible? by Amy Gibson

  • The Church’s Responsibility for the Expatriate - A Biblical Perspective by Alain Haudenschild

  • The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan:A Brief History (Part 2) by David Alexander

 


 

Regular Features

  • Meditation for Missionaries: Where Do You Live? by Becky McMillan

  • Resources for Ministry: Home Assignment for Kids by Andrea Rusk

  • Language Learning Corner by Martin Symonds



Taiwan Mission Quarterly

 

Aboriginal Issues

Volume 14 Number 4 (Summer 2005)

 

In This Issue

Over the years, many other young people came to the cities for education or to find work. Tribal Presbyterian Churches were set up for them. The standard of living improved in the villages, but those in the cities mostly had very simple ‘second homes.’ They sent as much money as they could back home to the villages. Gradually many of those who got better jobs and spoke better Mandarin chosebuy homes for themselves in the cities, but others came in groups to labor on building sites and lived simply on-site, isolated from the city people. The close social structure of the tribes began to break up as many got used to city life. Now some of them find they are unable to cope with simple village life. Others, whose villages are easily accessible to the plains, prefer to live in the villages away from the pollution of the plains and commute to work in county towns.

As far as language goes, many parents and children can now converse freely in Mandarin, so there is less of a generation gap than twenty years ago. These well-educated parents no longer despise their own language as they were trained to do when the government insisted they spoke only Mandarinschool. Last year, I was delighted to find that several of ‘my young people’ are now teaching their own language in plains and city schools, and not only to their own people. Some plains children are choosing to learn a tribal language as part of the school curriculum.

Table of Content

Aboriginal Issues

  • Guest Editorial by Moira Campbell

  • Tribal Christianity — Impressions 2005 by Bryan Dillon

  • Burning Issues by Leslie and Thelma Barnard

  • Rev. Bai’s Vision for Bunun Youth by Les and Thelma Barnard

  • Twenty Years Later — Lovingly Remembered

 


 

  • Welcoming a New Generation into our Mission Organizations by Victoria Gascho

  • Chinese Philosophy and the Taiwanese Working Class by David Eastwood

  • Jesus and Conflict in the Gospel of Mark (Part 1) by Archie Hui

  • Dr. J. I. Packer Public Lecture: Rediscovering Everyday Holiness by Archie Hui

 


 

Regular Features

  • Meditations for Missionaries: “The Land Cries Out!” by Andy and Fiona Houghton

  • MK Issues: Adjusting to Having Your Children in the Dorm by Delores and Michael Kittelson

  • Witness Stand: Through the Valley of Death—A Record of Elim’s Healing by Grace Hsieh translated by Thelma Lang Barnard

  • Computers in Ministry: Website Design 101 by Sarah Braddock




Taiwan Mission Quarterly

 

The Arts and Missions

Volume 15 Number 1 (Fall 2005)

 

In This Issue

Recently my husband and I began to use the Chronological Bible Stories, pioneered by The New Tribes Mission, in our classes. We discovered we can use this method with Christians as well as non-Christians. When using the story method of evangelism we can relate to people at grassroots level as well as those more highly educated. Recently some missionaries started to think in terms of using puppets, Taiwanese style, to do Bible Storying.

There are many of ways to share the gospel using the arts medium. However, some important considerations are: Does my method convey truth about God? Is it done in such a way the listener hears the message we intended? Or does the message pass through the hearer’s own religious or philosophical filter and thus become distorted? In the arts world, as well as in any profession, an important component is the “evangelist’s” lifestyle. Does the evangelist’s lifestyle contribute to the message of the gospel? In other words, is my teaching consistent with my lifestyle?

Table of Content

The Arts and Missions

  • Editorial

  • Simon Hung: Serving God Through Arts & Media by Beth Bowyer

  • Taking Christianity to the Stage by Rebekah Wells

  • The Pit: Sensing God’s Movement in the Arts & Media Industry by Beth Bowyer

  • Media and Ministry in Taiwan by Julia Hartle

  • The Day of Small Things by Laura Heffner

  • Bible Storying With Taiwanese Puppets by Michelle Collin

  • Comfort from the Blind: The Eden Rejoicing Chorus provided by Eden Social Welfare Foundation (Taiwan) with Andrew Wo

 


 

  • Jesus and Conflict in the Gospel of Mark by Archie Hui

  • The New General Secretary of CCCOWE, Rev. Morley Lee by Anne Scott

  • Wycliffe Taiwan Celebrates Tenth Anniversary by Andrew Wo

  • Scripture Use Workshop on Lan Yu by Ginny Larson

  • Scottish Pioneers Remembered in Ta-koa by Thelma Lang Barnard

  • Introducing the Overseas Ministries Study Center (OMSC) by Rev. Zaidarhzauva

  • 2005 TMF Conference Memorials

  • 2005 TMF Conference Retirees

  • TMF Conference in Retrospect by Tim Iverson

 


 

Regular Features

  • Meditations for Missionaries: A Non-Negotiable for Ministry by Dr. T. V. Thomas

  • Witness Stand: The Birth of the Ark Band collated by Beverly Fu, Band Leader, translated by Yvonne Chen

  • Window on the Church: Ray of Hope Opens “Lighthouse” Cafe by Thelma Lang Barnard




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