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This year is the 60th Anniversary of Missionary work in Taiwan. You can view the proceeding via a Facebook group. A great video was made for the Memorial Event. You can watch that here.

On December 20th, 1965 the Chinese Book of Mormon was published for the first time. Work on a Chinese translation of the Book of Mormon started shortly after missionaries arrived in 1955 to Hong Kong. President Grant Heaton, hired a few people to translate portions of the Book of Mormon and then had formed a […]

Yesterday, Thursday the 6th of March was the first day of a two day conference on “The Worldwide Church: The Global Reach of Mormonism“. We were privileged to hear from John Hilton III and Felipe Chou on the first few years of the Church in Taiwan. You can see the full schedule here. Adam Mears […]

Weldon Kitchen

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There is a great article on the Deseret News website about one of the first missionaries in Taiwan in the 1950’s. Enjoy. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865593777/Weldon-Kitchen-and-the-baptismal-waters-of-Taiwans-Wu-lai-Canyon.html

The LDS Church announced a new website today specifically for Chinese member living outside of China. http://mormonsandchina.org 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, […]

I recently finished reading this new book by Gale Sears. It is a Historical Novel based in Hong Kong around the time of Mao ZeDong‘s death in 1976. Some of the character in the story are very real people while some are complete fiction. I rather enjoyed the plot. I found the story be quite […]

H. Grant Heaton

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H. Grant Heaton Passed away this last week. He was the one of the first missionaries to Hong Kong in the early 1950’s and the first Mission President in the Chinese Realm for the Southern Far East Mission. He will be missed by many. http://www.mission.net/taiwan/taipei/news.php?nID=5810 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/deseretnews/obituary.aspx?n=h-grant-heaton&pid=154748314 Here is a link a Deseret News article for […]