Some Taiwanese have student-exchange programmes with universities in mainland China, allowing hundreds of mainland Chinese students to go to Taiwan. Most have been taught that there is no God and that belief in a deity is for the weak. Yet some come with curiosity, wanting to know what the Bible teaches. Pray that exchange students will hear the gospel, study the Word, and respond. Ask that preconceived ideas will be removed, and truth will be evident. Pray that they will count the cost, open their hearts to Christ, and take advantage of every opportunity, while in Taiwan, to grow and be discipled.
Population: 23,550,077 (2017)
Official languages: Standard Mandarin (spoken), Traditional Chinese (written)
GDP (PPP) per capita: $49,901 (2017 est.)
Life expectancy: 79 years
Religions: 72% traditional beliefs (Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism), 19% Agnostic or Atheist, 3% Protestant, 1% Catholic, 1% Lord of Universe Church, 1% Maitreya Great Tao, 3% other religions