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Taiwan / 27 February 2020

One result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Asia is that governments, such as those in Taiwan, have extended the Spring Festival holiday and added more weeks of school to the end of the school year. This change is causing some logistical challenges for short-term Serve Asia teams and long-term workers who are planning summer camps that usually start the week or two after the scheduled end of the school year. Pray for wisdom in how to handle these changes. Pray also that these kinds of camps could still be held in Taiwan and in other parts of East Asia this summer.

Taiwan / 18 February 2020

Like most of East Asia, the OMF Taiwan team is poised to see how the coronavirus will influence life in Taiwan and the ministry there. Currently, there only 10 cases in Taiwan and no real panic, but facemasks are selling out in the Taipei area.

Taiwan / 15 February 2020

Many of OMF church plants in Taiwan are planning Summer camps involving Serve Asia teams at the end of the school year, but the government has just extended the school New Year break by two weeks and plans to add this on to the end of the school year. This extension will mean plans for summer camps and Serve Asia team timing will all need to be changed – even as the final dates are still unknown.

Taiwan / 12 February 2020

The OMF Taiwan field has seen an unusual number of people leave (or planning to leave) the field recently, which has been discouraging. Reasons include parents’ health, children’s education, health issues, or call to other work on the homeside or home church. Thus, despite many new arrivals our field numbers remain the same. Pray for the retention of workers and training of new leaders.

Taiwan / 09 February 2020

The OMF Taiwan Field Council meets February 10-11 in Kaohsiung. Pray for wise decisions and planning as the council meets.

Taiwan / 06 February 2020

Three sets of candidates for Taiwan have had visa complications recently. Please pray that they soon will be able to obtain the visas they need for Taiwan.

Taiwan / 13 September 2018

Lord, we pray that more churches will commit resources to reach out to working class communities. Please open more opportunities for mission agencies like OMF to partner with them.

Taiwan / 13 September 2018

Lord, please help the church planting teams establish viable working class churches in Taiwan. We pray for spiritual growth in people’s lives so that this can take place.

Taiwan / 13 September 2018

Lord, please do a revival in the urban middle class church, that they will reach out into rural areas, to the working class, and to the communities around them. Use them, Lord, to spread the gospel throughout Taiwan.

Taiwan / 13 September 2018

Thank you, Lord, for mobilizing people to multiply church planting ministries in rural townships. We pray that more people will capture that vision and continue the good work.