Taiwan Mission Quarterly


Salvation and Social Change

Volume 15 Number 2 (Winter 2006)


In This Issue

Two people were once discussing Christianity, one a believer, the other an unbeliever. As they talked about the grace of God, and eternal life, the unbeliever turned to the Chris- tian and said, “Yes, I understand all that about eternal life. But that is all pie in the sky. What does believing in Jesus do for me here and now?” That is a question that can cause many to hesitate and get confused, because we (at least in the evangelical camp) tend to focus more on the after-life rather than the here and now.

But there are real impacts in this life for a person who becomes a Christian, some more obvious, some less, depending on the individual’s life situation. These impacts are not relegated only to the spiritual realm, either. “Salvation and Social Change”, or “Redemption and Lift” as it has been called in the past, has clear consequences for the new believer and his or her family, in the positive ways that a new Christian’s life improves over the course of time.

Table of Content

Salvation and Social Change

  • Editorial: Salvation and Social Change by Barry Owen

  • Buffalo Boy and the Missionary by Irene Nicholson

  • From Cursed to Blessed by Wesley Hsu En-tsz translated by Leslie & Thelma Barnard

  • Paying the Price by Leslie and Thelma Barnard

  • Xu Mingbai’s Testimony as told to Thelma Lang Barnard



  • From Birth to Planting a Daughter Church in Three Years by George McFall

  • TECC Update by Alain Haudenschild

  • Visit to Bai Ai-Yi (Marjorie Bly) by Les and Thelma Barnard

  • A New Year’s Eve Prayer Party by Eli Chiu

  • United We Stand: Unity and Spiritual Warfare by Wright Doyle



Regular Features

  • Meditation for Missionaries: The Godly Leadership Difference by T.V. Thomas

  • MK Issues: Am I a Caregiver or Caretaker? by Matthew Neigh

  • Missionary Glimpses: Cooperating with Fellow Missionaries by Leslie Barnard

  • Witness Stand: Kung-Meng Chen’s Testimony translated by Les & Thelma Barnard

  • Resources for Ministry: Precept 40 Minute Bible Studies introduced by Anne Alexander

  • Language Learning Corner

Taiwan Mission Quarterly


Children at Risk

Volume 15 Number 3 (Spring 2006)


In This Issue

Children are often the last group we consider when making decisions, yet they often bear the brunt of bad choices. The apostle James exhorts us to look after widows and orphans in their hardship. In this issue we look at what some are doing to care for these who are often marginalized by society, and how some have dealt with their own hardship.

The next generation is the hope of the world and the Church. Someone once said, “There are no grandchildren in the Kingdom of God, we are all His children.” We must work while it is still day because night is coming and no man can work” (John 9:4). Helping the at-risk children is one of the things God wants us to do.

Table of Content

Children at Risk

  • Guest Editorial by Beverly Skiles

  • Kingdom Kids by Michelle Gardner

  • Children in Crisis — A True Story by Cheryl Dunn

  • Get Involved by Cheryl Dunn

  • Boys @ Risk by Gene Anderson

  • Looking in the Face of Suicide: What the Church Can Do to Help by Michael D. Wright

  • Children in Taiwan by Jennifer Su

  • My Learning and Teaching Experiences by Grace Han Tzu-Hsiang translated by Les & Thelma Barnard



  • English Teaching Partners Needed in Taiwan by David Ullstrom

  • Understanding and Addressing Internalized Shame by Donna Wasson

  • Counseling and other Resources — Bibliography supplied by Donna Wasson

  • Fast Studies for Fast Times by Anne Alexander

  • Fifty Years of Christian Medical Mission in Puli by Alain Haudenschild



Regular Features

  • MK Issues: Asia Educational Resource Consortium - How it Can Help the Missionary Family by Regina Robart

  • The Witness Stand: Spring Flower by Bonnie VanderZwaag

  • Missionary Glimpses: Going on Furlough by Leslie Barnard

Taiwan Mission Quarterly


Rest and Recreation

Volume 15 Number 4 (Summer 2006)


In This Issue

Are you Rushed Bushed, Pushed. ..You can lead a cool, calm, efficient and successful life was the title of a speech I read quite early in my missionary career. It was written by a Christian business man. He gave suggestions to help us prioritize and so make decisions when we have a conflict in the four major areas of our life, our relationship to God, our family, our work and our ministry. As part of prioritization the ability to say, “No,” was important. He also mentioned what the Chinese refer to as “the principle of the three eights” (san ba ju yi)! Eight hours sleep, eight hours work, and eight hours when we are free to do as we like. Through adhering to these principles a rhythm was established in my life that laid a good foundation for my missionary career.

The focus, Rest & Recreation touches all missionaries. Not only the when and how of vacations or holidays, but the concept of “rest” for God’s people as mentioned in Hebrews. We enter a rest when we receive salvation through the finished work on the cross of Jesus. There is also the day by day rest we experience through freedom from sin and deliverance from the onslaught of demonic powers that daily attack us.

Table of Content

Rest and Recreation

  • Guest Editorial: What is Rest? by Thelma Lang Barnard

  • Too Busy to Rest by Johan Frits

  • Missionaries on Holiday — Survey Findings by Leslie and Thelma Barnard



  • Sabbath by Chi Pin Hoon

  • Finishing the Race Well: Personal Integrity Issues for Men by Robert Branch

  • An Analysis of the Curse of Sin in Genesis Two and Three by Siegfried Ulmer

  • Holistic Education by Grace Han Tzu-Hsiang translated by Les & Thelma Barnard



Regular Features

  • MK Issues: Developing Leadership Qualities in your Child by Regina Robart

  • Resources for Ministry: The Transforming Center by Anne Alexander

  • MIssionary Glimpses: Pets on the Mission Field by Leslie Barnard

  • The Witness Stand: Blessed To Be a Blessing by Libeck Kadu

  • Book Reviews

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