Taiwan – Since 1972

“faithful to Christ – as a happy family”

The annual retreat was again in the mountains of Miaoli and this year on 4th and 5th August. The District Apostle was on his last visit to Taiwan and joined the event after visiting the National Dr. Sun Yet-Sen Memorial. Our local Priest who is a coffee grower gave a seminar on proper brewing of coffee and the local aboriginal team senior dance group surprised everyone with their performances promoting physical exercise for good health.

Good health was thus the first step to the introduction of the theme of this year’s retreat: “faithful to Christ – as a happy family” and next also spiritual health illustrated by a basket of 9 spiritual fruit supported by lessons from Catechism chapter 13: ‘Marriage and family‘.

What is a happy family without Love? Thus Mary Chikagami Lee’s presentation “Love is” in Stream of Praise Music was in the focus as well.

The testimony by couples who are married for many years, among them also the DA and his wife, was a highlight at the closing of the day.

How can it be different among children of God? Also the Lord had to speak. In the divine service on Sunday morning the bible quotation came from the section “the Christian Home” in the 3rd chapter of the epistle to the Colossians.

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not do men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance, for you serve the Lord Christ” (Verse 23+24)

Called to do good not out of our own interest but love for the Lord and serving with consistency, humility and respect without any hypocrisy.