Posts by Pastor Calvin

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Getting Lost in the Crowd

by Pastor Calvin

            As a way of reflecting & evaluating our missional endeavors here in Taiwan, I will be reposting some earlier posts for the next few weeks.  I hope they will be a challenge & encouragement to you. The following post is from December 9, 2013. “Last Sunday our church had […]

Loving Truthfully

by Pastor Calvin

            After we moved to Taiwan and as we were praying for more specific direction in ministry, God has been placing a burden in our hearts for young people from working class families.  The connections we were making were mainly younger people due to various reasons ranging from desire to […]

Seeds to Apples

by Pastor Calvin

            We just got back from the annual OMF Taiwan field conference.  It is when all the OMF missionaries serving in Taiwan gather to be trained & challenged, to share what’s going on in our ministries, to encourage one another, and most importantly to worship & pray together. I remember […]

Praise Night at Tandi

by Pastor Calvin

            The month of September was busy, with regular ministries & a couple of preaching opportunities, but it was also a time of witnessing the hands of God working in our midst.  One day I suddenly realized that I was without fear or worry.  I felt a peace that cannot […]

A Frightening Tradition

by Pastor Calvin

                  It is Ghost Month in Taiwan. The most common belief here is that when one dies, he or she goes to a spirit world.  Depending on how one has lived or whether or not their living family will continue to offer sacrifices, the person can either […]

Partnership in the Gospel

by Pastor Calvin

          As we look back on the first 3 years in Taiwan, we are filled with gratitude to the Lord who has faithfully provided for our needs, protected us from lasting discouragement, loneliness & spiritual afflictions, and graciously allowed us to serve in Taiwan. One great blessing that helped us much […]

Love in Action

by Pastor Calvin

              So far the summer camps we’ve had have been amazing (we have one more in August).  Other than a handful of them, the students who came are from non-Christian homes & backgrounds.  They have never heard about Jesus & His love for them nor have they ever prayed […]

Garment of Praise

by Pastor Calvin

              There is a beautiful phrase in Isaiah 61:3, “a garment of praise.”  I believe God calls every one of His children/servants to put on this garment of praise for it allows us to see His presence & gracious hand working in our lives.  But that is not all.  […]

Freedom in Christ

by Pastor Calvin

            OMF International has several teams working throughout Taiwan to spread the gospel & plant churches/ministries among the working class people.  This week, I want to share a story from our Taiwan field.  I pray that you will find encouragement & hope in what God is doing in Taiwan. FOR […]

Altering Trajectories

by Pastor Calvin

              Psalm 90 records the prayer of Moses, whom I often relate to… a stutterer, an angry man who needed 40 years in the wilderness to learn humility.  The only difference is that even after 50 years, I am still struggling to be what God wants me to be, […]