Great story. The early missionaries in Hong Kong & Taiwan did such amazing
work. Thank you for sharing!
Truth Your comments would be appropriate if missionaries had written the
article; reporters have their own responsibilities.
We were blessed to share part of our mission 2010-2011 with the Kitchens and
many other faithful senior couples and young Elders and Sisters. This was a
special article to read. Our prayers are for the choice Saints in Taiwan what
wonderful people. Brother and Sister Wheatley China Grove, North Carolina
I also served a mission in Taiwan, and was privileged to go back for the 50th
anniversary of missionaries in Taiwan. Oddly enough, we also had an elder die
while I was serving my mission. He died of a brain aneurism, I always felt he
was more needed in the spirit world to teach the Chinese people there.
I think the Church should purchase a small plot there and erect a historic
marker. This is no less significant than many of the sites along the Mormon
Trail and around the Independence area. Perhaps an acre or so, where the youth
can camp or enjoy a Stake picnic....
The article was edited after my comment was posted. Truth and light shall
Truth and Light, I did not find any indication of references to the Hindu faith
in this piece. "...Most Taiwanese practiced Buddhism or Taoism and the
country would not be dedicated for the preaching of the gospel until Elder Mark
E. Petersen of the Quorum of the Twelve did it in June 1959..."
Great story, but let's get one fact straight...there are not a lot of
Hindus in Taiwan. Maybe the missionaries would have more success if they better
understood the belief systems of the people they teach.
This was a great article, and I was excited to know that the original baptismal
site was located. I was there for the first baptism; and if Dad were still
alive, I'm sure he would enjoy making the trip to see it again. I have seen
pictures of it many times, but I wasn't sure where it was. It may be to
Taiwan what the Benbow Pond is the England. It deserves its own historical
The quality of the old photograph is amazing! Someone had a great camera and
great lighting and kept the negatives. It looks like a current photo of hipster
missionaries! Very inspiring!
I served in Taiwan with Chen Ye, he was such an amazing elder! So glad to see
the work move along, and what an wonderful experience for those who had the
oppurtunity to be their.
I served in Taiwan in 1977 and after 20 years there were buildings in major
cities all over Taiwan.
Wow! Just Wow!
That is truly amazing! And now the country is growing toward 60,000 members of
the church. It's also amazing that Wu-lai Canyon has been so well
preserved!Now if we can keep Taiwan from being forced into China so
the people aren't brought under the heavy yoke we see factory-slaves there
enduring. I know there are stories of amazing faith and fortitude that come
from such circumstances, but I don't intentionally wish those conditions on
That was a fantastic story! Incredible how the work of the Lord goes on!