PRAYER POINTS

  • Pray for the Taiwanese government to continue its strong opposition against to combating terrorism and terrorist finance issues.
     
  • China has always treated Taiwan as a renegade province. Mainland China is extremely hostile to Taiwan claiming independence. Pray that Chinese and Taiwanese leaders would be wise and seek peaceful solutions for Taiwan’s future.
     
  • Praise God that since the ‘90s the number of Christians in Taiwan has been growing.
     
  • Pray that there would be a real breakthrough in seeing the Han Chinese population coming to faith in Jesus.
     
  • Many rural churches in Taiwan don’t have a pastor. Pray that more Christians would be able to train and be released to serve these churches.
     
  • There are over a million young people in colleges or universities across Taiwan. Pray that during this critical time in their lives they would explore what Christianity really means and meet with the living God.

 

Find ministries and organizations working in Taiwan at Joshua Project | Taiwan.

 

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FACTS
Population: 23,056,000
Total People Groups: 41
Unreached People Groups: 14
Region:  Northeast Asia
Official National Language: Chinese (Mandarin)
Secondary National Language: Chinese (Hakka)
Religions: Ethnic Religions 60.7%, Buddhism 29.6%, Christianity 4.5%, Non-Religious 3.0%, Other 1.5%, Islam 0.7%
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Percentage of People in Poverty: 1%

LOCATION
Also known as Formosa (from Portuguese (Ilha) Formosa, meaning “beautiful island,” Taiwan is located in East Asia off the coast of mainland China, southwest of the main islands of Japan but directly west of the end of Japan’s Ryukyu Islands and north-northwest of the Philippines. It is bound to the east by the Pacific Ocean, to the south by the South China Sea and the Luzon Strait, to the west by the Taiwan Strait, and to the north by the East China Sea. Taiwan is officially administered as Taiwan Province of the Republic of China. When Taiwan has talked about becoming independent China has threatened military action.

RELIGION
Taiwan’s population is approximately 25% Buddhists and 6.1% of its citizens are Christians. The constitution provides for freedom of religion and authorities generally respected this right in practice. There is no state religion.

CHALLENGES FOR CHRISTIANS
Most of the population follows a Chinese religion, which is a mix of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.


Sources: 24-7 Prayer, Operation World, Wikipedia, Country Reports on Terrorism 2007, International Religious Freedom Report 2007, Open Doors