In January 2019 I returned to Taiwan with my husband Jung-Woong Bosco as a Columban lay missionary couple. At the moment, I’m completing month seven of a full year, full-time study of the Mandarin language.
On August 1, 2017, I travelled from the height of the Korean summer to an equally hot Philippines to study English.
I’m doing missionary work with the mentally and physically challenged individuals at St. Joseph Center’s for Special Education as a volunteer. I’m fondly referred to by both the staff and students as “Big Brother Jin.”
“What are you doing in Taiwan?,” my friends would ask. “Oh, I work at the HIV/AIDS Center.” “What? What did you say?” My friends were confused by my answer and couldn’t understand what I said. After answering several times, they finally managed to understand.
It was a Sunday morning. I was turning the pages of my Mandarin Chinese prayer book looking for suitable prayers for the dead. I was in one of the eight villages of our parish in the Dabaijian mountains in Taiwan.
God calls us in unique and different ways. Before I became a Columban lay missionary, I was happy working in my diocese for nine years. But somehow, I had this feeling that God was calling me for something more.
Joan YapsJuly 3, 2018
When I was growing up, I really didn't like reciting the Holy Rosary.
Sherryl Lou C. CapiliMay 28, 2018
I live and work in a mountainous area of Taiwan with aboriginal people. The majority of them are pomegranate and orange farmers who also cultivate a variety vegetables which they sell.
Sihyeon BaeMay 14, 2018
In my eleven years of ministering to the Atayal people of Miaoli County in Taiwan, I've listened to numerous stories about how God makes His presence felt in the lives of others. One story that touched me and left a deep impression in me is that of Yada Umon.
Vida HequilanFebruary 26, 2018
There was a frantic voice at the end of the phone. “Fr. Peter our Filipino friend Genalyn is sick in hospital and our Taiwan broker is going to send her back to the Philippines this afternoon. Can you please come to the hospital to help her.” I asked Sr.
One afternoon while walking from work to the house, I met some people I did not know, and one of them was very helpful. A local deputy asked me where I was going.
By Salustino Villalobos MondragonOctober 4, 2017
As part of my process of priestly formation, in 2015 I was assigned to Taiwan to perform my First Missionary Assignment (FMA).
Henry Armado Serván VallejosAugust 1, 2017
Adai is a grandmother and faithful member of the Catholic community in TianGou village in the mountains of Taiwan. Like all the residents of the mountain villages along the DaAn River, Adai is a member of the Tayal tribal group.
By Fr. Larry BarnettAugust 1, 2017