The Klein Family: Derek, Colly, Kallen & Forest
Our family has loved living in Crescent City. Colly has been blessed to be a teacher at Foursquare Christian School, and Kallen and Forest have thrived going to this school. Derek has enjoyed his job supporting people with physical or mental disabilities. But God has made it clear that he wants us to continue reaching out to Taiwan. From Sept. 2012 to May 2013, we served there at North East Taiwan Christian Church, at the local schools, and at The Home of God’s Love orphanage. Colly, Kallen and a team from Foursquare went back to these places in July 2014. Now God has planted a deeper commitment in our hearts to these people. He is still calling us to look after the orphans and widows, to make disciples, but also to further what He started there. This excites us all tremendously!
Taiwan is a large island in the Pacific Ocean about 90 miles off the coast of China. It is also officially known as the Republic of China. The people mostly speak Mandarin Chinese with some English. It is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
There are about 24 million people in Taiwan, but only about 5% are Christian. Taiwan is one of the least Christian countries in the world. There is a temple with hundreds of idols on almost every corner. Because of its mix of most all of the Asian religions as well as its central location, it is often referred to as “The Heart of Asia.” The Living God wants to win this “heart.”
We will be returning to serve the North East Taiwan Christian Association (NETCA) churches and serve in the neighborhoods where we have established relationships, as well as seeking out new people to share the Gospel with. We will also happily continue to help at The Home of God’s Love to care for these little ones. And since the Lord makes all things new, he opened the door for us to learn and serve alongside Youth With A Mission Taiwan. We are so enthused to join up with them in evangelism, training, and mercy ministries. Teaming with YWAM will be a good way of uniting many peoples in Christ.
We are depending on our ever faithful God to provide and lead us in miraculous ways during the next 1-2 years in Taiwan. We are also excited to see how he will provide through people who want to share in this joy. We need your prayers! Please pray for protection, strength, and tireless enthusiasm. Pray that we would learn even more Mandarin Chinese and be able to communicate the essentials of the Good News effectively in a foreign culture. Pray that the love for the people of Taiwan that has grown in us and our children’s hearts will be apparent to all. Last, pray and ask God if he would have you help support us financially. All of our work will be volunteer, so we will need financial support while we are serving there.
If you have been called to send us, you can donate two ways:
- One time gift
- Monthly: We also need people to commit to a monthly sponsorship. We would appreciate a sponsorship of any amount.
Give: Online or by Check. Please select “Taiwan Missions” online or on your check memo.
You will be blessing God, blessing others, and you will be blessed.
Thanks for your prayers and support!
Derek, Colly, Kallen, & Forest
Contact Us: We would love to hear from you! You can email us at email@example.com.