Weldon Kitchen and the baptismal waters of Taiwan's Wu-lai Canyon

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  • thorsted Orem, UT
    Jan. 13, 2014 6:40 p.m.

    Great story. The early missionaries in Hong Kong & Taiwan did such amazing work. Thank you for sharing!

  • kat Ogden, UT
    Jan. 10, 2014 1:33 p.m.

    Your comments would be appropriate if missionaries had written the article; reporters have their own responsibilities.

  • trueblue75 USA, NC
    Jan. 10, 2014 9:16 a.m.

    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

  • Delirious Antioch, CA
    Jan. 10, 2014 7:20 a.m.

    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.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Jan. 10, 2014 7:09 a.m.

    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....

  • Truth and Light Chicago, Illinois
    Jan. 10, 2014 6:46 a.m.

    The article was edited after my comment was posted. Truth and light shall prevail...

  • 2003BlessedConvert Clinton, TN
    Jan. 9, 2014 10:37 p.m.

    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..."

  • Truth and Light Chicago, Illinois
    Jan. 9, 2014 5:31 p.m.

    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.

  • Pat Simiskey Lake Jackson, TX
    Jan. 9, 2014 4:51 p.m.

    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 marker!

  • Philippine Bonita Sammamish, WA
    Jan. 9, 2014 11:28 a.m.

    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!

  • mjm75 Heber City, UT
    Jan. 9, 2014 10:57 a.m.

    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.

  • Kathy. Iowa, Iowa
    Jan. 9, 2014 10:28 a.m.

    I served in Taiwan in 1977 and after 20 years there were buildings in major cities all over Taiwan.

  • WYOREADER Gillette, WY
    Jan. 9, 2014 10:23 a.m.

    Wow! Just Wow!

  • DVD Taylorsville, 00
    Jan. 9, 2014 8:57 a.m.

    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 anyone.

  • 1.96 Standard Deviations OREM, UT
    Jan. 9, 2014 7:24 a.m.

    That was a fantastic story! Incredible how the work of the Lord goes on!