Taiwan

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Ministry Description

SYME Taiwan is a great place for students and staff to grow in their walk with God. Our three goals are to:
-Disciple every student
-Teach them English well
-Give them a taste of youth ministry
Volunteers can come from churches across North America and have the opportunity to teach English and Bible to our college-aged students. The students live at the school for at least two months, so our volunteers are really able to connect and share their faith with them. We have seen so many come to know Christ and grow in their Christian walk. We are excited about what God is doing in Taiwan!


Country Description

The Republic of China, originally based in mainland China, now governs the island of Taiwan, as well as Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, and other minor islands. Neighboring states include the People's Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east and northeast, and the Philippines to the south. Taiwan is one of the most densely populated countries in the world with a population density of 648 people per km2 in March 2015.
The shape of the main island of Taiwan is similar to a sweet potato seen in a south-to-north direction, and therefore, Taiwanese (especially Min Nan speakers) often call themselves "children of the Sweet Potato." The island is characterized by the contrast between the eastern, consisting mostly of rugged mountains running in five ranges from the northern to the southern tip of the island, and the flat to gently rolling Chianan Plains in the west that are also home to most of Taiwan's population.
The Constitution of the Republic of China protects people's freedom of religion and the practices of belief. Over 93% of Taiwanese are adherents of a combination of the polytheistic ancient Chinese religion, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism; 4.5% are adherents of Christianity, which includes Protestants, Catholics, and other, non-denominational.


Contact Information

SYMEtaiwan@gmail.com

(04) 2310-4890

2F-1., No.1, Da’en St., Xitun Dist., Taichung City 40758, Taiwan (R.O.C.)


Our Missionaries

Jon & Sheila Abraham

Nelson & Cheryl Buchanan

Lauren & Webster Chen

Tish Craig

Hannah Dodds

Delia Espaillat

Juhee Han

Albert John

Omar & Susana Morales

Jonathan & Wei-jen Moyer

Dale & Anne Marie Nolan

Jo Overly

Macey Pearman

Corrie Pennell

Amber Roman

Rene & Juliet Salvatierra

Carol Schmidt

Charity Smith

Jacob & Emily Smith

Cody Towell

Erin Weirrick

Simon & Wen Yen

Short-Term Missions

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Stories

New Brother in Christ

For the past two years my team and I have been holding an English Bible Study. Two years ago, when we first started this Bible Study, we asked the Lord to bring the people that He wanted to attend. One of those attendees is John. At first when John started to come to the Bible Study he didn't talk ... read more

SYME questions

Charity, intern in Taiwan: I had the opportunity to take an SYME student to breakfast. She was not a Christian so I did not expect her to want to talk about having a relationship with Jesus Christ, but sure enough she brought it up. She asked me, "How is Christianity any different than any other ... read more

Change in Lots of Ways

Student gives testimony of life change. "The reason I came to SYME was to know more about Jesus. Then I found out that growing up in a Christian family does not necessarily mean you are a Christian. When I live out my beliefs, I enjoy the grace of walking with the Lord each day. After learning and ... read more

One Big Family Serving Together

Student finds family even in educational environment. "In Taiwan, you cant find any school as special as this. You don't need to go overseas to get this kind of English environment but you can have it right HERE! I love the study atmosphere we have at SYME: with teachers full of love and patience, ... read more

Students Grow Closer to God and Each Other

Spiritual changes mentioned in student testimony. "I always hear people saying how great God is, but I could never feel or understand it. SYME helped me to start to know God from my heart. Through prayers, God brought me to SYME, and my life started to change from that point on. Reading the Bible ... read more


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