Area: 36,000 sq km
A mountainous island 160 km east of mainland China, together with the Penghu archipelago and the islands of Matsu and Kinmen close to the mainland. One of the world’s most densely populated countries.
Population: 23,561,660 Annual Growth: 0.58%
Official language: language and language of education Mandarin. Hoklo and Hakka are widely spoken Languages: 28 All languages
Largest Religion: Chinese
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A decline in numbers of missionaries working in Taiwan has become evident in the last 20 years more marked than any other country in Asia. This is not due to a finished task, but rather to attrition and the attraction and fruitfulness of other locations. The door is wide open for missionaries to enter and serve in many capacities; it is especially ideal for those looking to do full-time mission work rather than tentmaking. Cults such as the Mormons seize this openness by sending huge numbers of missionaries; how can biblical Christians allow it to be ignored? Pray that this window of opportunity might be fully exploited by evangelical missions. Largest agencies include YWAM, AoG, OMF, SEND, TE, OMS, Free Methodist.
Missions vision from Taiwan suffered with its diplomatic isolation, but is increasing again. Many churches, however, are more willing to give money than their best people. Many churches and agencies envision Taiwan as a gospel carrier to neighbouring mainland China and to Asia generally. The Chinese Christian Evangelical Association networks and strengthens church growth and global missions.
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