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Taiwan is such a modern and unique country with so many different ways to reach the people who live there. Ministry in Taiwan is very interesting because of those unique opportunities to share about God with people. Both Brandon and Brianna have had many unique oportunities to serve alongside the SYME team there, and that is where they have served their time in Taiwan so far. SYME exists as a program that teaches students about God through English. Brandon and Brianna have both taught English and Bible as well as been involved in various other ministries that are a part of the SYME roster. They are both learning Chinese and have been able to ee God open various doors for ministry through gaining a deeper linguistic and cultural understanding of the Taiwanese people.
I first understood salvation when I was four years old. My mother explained in the most basic of terms that there was a deeper punishment for the bad things I had done than I understood. She explained that this punishment would see me separated from God for all eternity but because God loved me, He paid the price of my sin with His own Son. I was very fortunate to have grown up in an environment where I was encouraged to seek after God and His will for my life. When I was a student at the Word of Life: Bible Institute, God really began to make it clear in my mind that missions was the only thing that I could really envision myself doing. I thought back to the time I got to spend in Taiwan during my second year and decided that I would go there to spend some time learning about day to day life there and see if this could be a long term home for me. I decided to come for just four months starting in January of 2020, but with the virus that emerged later on, that trip got extended to almost a year and a half! God works in ways we do not understand, but one result of this is that I
As a child, I believed I had to earn my favor with God. It wasn't until I was 14 that I was able to see that Christ dying on the cross was something he did freely for me. Since then, I have been seeking after the Lord and his will for my life. In high school, I couldn't imagine doing anything other than being on the mission field, sharing God's free grace with others. I'm so grateful that God has allowed me to be a part of his plan in this way by serving in Taiwan.