Taiwan, officially called the “Republic of China” or R.O.C., is an island of 23.4 million people in need of the gospel. But it also a strategic location to serve from while reaching into mainland China. There is religious freedom and even a missionary visa that is attainable to freely do ministry there. The national language is Mandarin Chinese, which is the same as the mainland (although they use traditional instead of simplified characters.)
The Taiwan Initiative is a two-fold plan:
Key Cities: First, we want to see two church-planting missionaries in each of the key cities on this island also known as “Special municipalities”: New Taipei City, Taichung City, Kaohsiung City, Taipei City, Taoyuan City, and Tainan City.
Mobilization: To serve as a launching pad for reaching into mainland China by missionaries traveling from the island into the mainland as well as training Taiwanese to go as missionaries to the mainland.
Our hope is that each of the missionaries serving in Taiwan will start a church-planting movement that trains national leaders to not only reach the city they are in but also the surrounding areas and beyond into mainland China.