The People of Taiwan–Precious to Him! 台灣百姓-神的寶貝

Recently we had the privilege of visiting the aunts of our coworker, Rita Chen—our Taiwan Harvest 119 Administrative Assistant; they live in Nantou County in Central Taiwan.  Mark had preached the funeral service for their younger brother.


These women were so welcoming!  We chatted and helped finish the batch of bread rolls stuffed with dried fruit, and waited while they cooked in the steamer outside.  One aunt amazed us by her spirit and energy, for she only gets three hours of sleep daily, arising at 2:00 every morning to do the baking for market in the morning!


We made a new friend that day, a beautiful young woman in her 50’s who is interested in helping us with our outreach to the elderly in Hsichou, Changhua County.  She cracked us up with her jokes, and we all agreed she could truly lighten the lives of the old people with her humor!  Even though she is not yet a Christian, she certainly is a candidate for becoming one!  All these precious women are!  We went empty-handed, but came away laden with bread, homemade soap, and lots of greens from the garden!


The Taiwanese are very hospitable people!

The Taiwanese are very hospitable people! 台灣人非常好客。

Industrious bread makers of Taiwan!勤奮的手工饅頭生產者

Industrious bread makers of Taiwan!

God looks with love and pity on people who do not know Him!  In Jonah 4:10-11 God says to Jonah, “You have had pity on the gourd, for which you have not labored, nor made it grow, which came up in a night, and perished in a night.  And should I not spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand?”



Taiwan Harvest 119 aims to reach the towns along the west coast of Taiwan—averaging about 58,000 people—a total of about three million souls!  And they are all precious to God!


If you are looking for a place to take God’s love and message of hope, please come to Taiwan with Taiwan Harvest 119!


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INTRODUCING Taiwan Harvest 119 Founded by Mark and Ruth Harbour on March 1, 2016, this vision and mission is to take possession of the west coast (more resistant area) of Taiwan for the Lord Jesus Christ by planting life-changing family cell-groups in every neighborhood. Telling God's Story from Creation to Christ is the foundation for on-going discipleship, training disciples to train others who will train others. Our hope is in the Lord, and our calling is to 1) Pray for Spiritual Awakening on the island, 2) Train and Encourage West Coast Church Planters, and 3) Mobilise Resource Churches and/or individual missionaries (both in Taiwan and abroad) to connect with west coast church planting works and enable them to reach their neighborhoods for Christ.

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