Taiwan is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. This small island off the coast of China holds 23 million people, nearly equivalent to the population of Australia. Four million of those are Hakka, a Chinese people group who pride themselves in preserving their culture and language. Many practice animism and shamanism and very few are Christians.
Engagement // What’s Happening Now
AGWM missionary, Bryan Webb, traveled to Taiwan and Indonesia in 2014 to learn about the unreached people in those countries. In a small, timeworn city in Taiwan, he found a largely forgotten people known as the Hakka.
A pastor’s wife named Lin Qiulin who is Hakka explained that in the eyes of her people accepting Christ means abandoning the community. She said that there are no Hakka-language churches.
Sustainability // The Bigger Story
There are few churches in Taiwan, but the Assemblies of God in Taiwan was established in 1952. Since then, small communities of believers have grown, and a Bible school was established in Taichung City.
Partnership // Move Beyond
Please spend a few minutes in prayer for:
- As the Assemblies of God and other churches in Taiwan are used by God to reach the unreached peoples in their nation, pray that more and more Hakka will hear the message of God and accept His love.
- Pray for sensitivity and anointing over missionaries who are serving the Hakka.
- Pray that a Hakka church will be established and a community of believers will grow and flourish in their cities.