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

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