Oliver (Taiwan) Important Update – August 2022

Dear Prayer Partners,

Thanks for your prayers!

I have accepted our Mission’s new call for us to move to our Asia mission headquarters in Chiayi to help start our own new seminary.

While this seems way out of reach now, we accept this calling in faith, faith that looks forward to what GOD WILL DO! Ever grateful for 22 great years of service with China Lutheran Seminary, I also look forward “giving thanks in all situations since this is God‘s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (I Thessalonians 5:18).

Four years ago, we moved our Asia mission headquarters from Hong Kong to Taiwan because of the high costs and growing communist control. Now we have a lot of plans for The Luther Building to move forward in our Asian mission of spreading the gospel of Jesus and making disciples of all nations.

Stephen Oliver

Photos (above): This is Concordia Seminary (left) in Wuhan, China 100 years ago. In 2011, (right) I was able to see that they have amazingly kept it fully intact, maintained and updated as a kindergarten. It’s about 2 miles away from the Huanan market where they think Covid may have started.