John Hilton III presented on the first four missionaries to Taiwan. He spoke on the difficulties they experienced including the death of Elder Madsen and the small growth in the beginning. It wasn’t long before growth surpassed Hong Kong as the church established itself on the island.
John Hilton III presenting on early missionary work in Taiwan.
This Sunday the 23rd of February there will be a devotional commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Church in Hong Kong, China. Elder Holland will be speaking. It was in July 1949 Elder Matthew Cowley dedicated the land to the preaching of the gospel.
The Church History Library recently launched a new series on their website site entitled “Pioneers in Every Land”. One of the first articles is about the missionary Vernon Poulter and his experiences in the Southern Far East Mission.
This website seeks to answer “Frequently Asked Questions” by PRC Church members outside China and by Church leaders who work around the world with those members. It gives needed basic information for PRC Chinese members returning to China, including whom to contact for information, attending Sunday Church meetings and encouragement to observe relevant Chinese laws. Also provided are links to online Church resources in simplified Chinese.
I have recently heard a rumor from a couple reliable sources that they knew of a mission call recently given to a couple different young men. This rumor states they would be called on a three year mission with the first year served in Taiwan and the remaining 2 years in Mainland China.
I remember hearing this rumor while I was in the Missionary Training Center back in 1998. I was excited for the possibility then but alas never happened.
Elder Nelson recently spoke to the missionaries at the Missionary Training Center and encouraged them to not spread rumors. He wanted to ensure everyone knew the Church always goes through the front door.
Leaders of this Church enter countries new to the Church through the front door. We do not go in through the back door or via the alley. Our relationships are based on honesty, openness, integrity and complete compliance with local law.