My wife Bettie and I are very appreciative of the Christmas gift of $150.00 which you sent in behalf of the TCCC of North America. We will see that it is wisely used, as we have our own mission now in the USA consisting of an After-School Program for kids whose parents both work. We also have an Anti-Drug Program for kids.
You mentioned that "Taiwan continues to be a difficult place to evangelize and do mission work." Just one observation: During our period of service in Taiwan we found the Taiwanese to be very friendly and approachable, at least toward foreigners, compared to the mainlanders, unless of course we happened to be fluent in Manderin. This natural, God-given friendliness should open opportunities for evangelistic mission work among Taiwanese.
As you may know, I lectured at Tainan Theological College. Befoe I left, they invited me to give a lecture at a Faculty Forum. The substance of the lecture is contained in the Southeast Asia Journal of Theology (Vol. 16, No. 2 1975) under the title, "The Gospel and Chinese Intellectual Culture."
We will continue to pray for Taiwan, asking God's blessing on a noble and courageous people.
In the service of Christ,
Doug and Bettie Elwood