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Steven Christopher Knowles 29 Jul 2005
I am trying to track down one of my old companions, Elder Steven Christopher Knowles, who served in the Taipei Mission from 1977 - 1979. If you know of his whereabouts, please contact me, Vic Walker, through this web site.

Thanks very much.

Vic Walker
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teach English in Taiwan 07 Jun 2005
Come teach English in Taiwan. If you want to give your family a taste of Taiwan, come here and teach English for a year. It's more like a vacation than a job. (I hated teaching English as a missionary, but have a lot of fun now, after proper training and sufficient materials.)

I live here with my wife and 3 kids, (my five year old daugter speaks great Chinese, just from going to preschool) 2 of my kids were born here. It's safe, clean(blatant lie), and fun. You can live on a Doctor's pay by working only 30 hours a week. And you don't have to live in a missionary apartment. Our place has a pool, indoor/outdoor playground, gym, movie theater, internet room, pool room, and ping pong table, as well as nice gardens and guan li yuan to keep out those tracting missionaries.

I am running a school that is owned by members in Kaohsiung. I served my mission in Taipei, but really like living in the south. We need some teachers in July, August, and September. Most of the teachers that teach at my school are members, including the owner. Some of us our leaving soon, and we'd other return missionaries to replace us, not only at the school, but more importantly in our ward here. I'm in the bishopric, and our bishop needs some good priesthood holders. Being here feels a lot like what being couple missionaries probably feels like.

If you are interested, check out our school website

www.schoolhouse.com.tw

email me with any questions at mai_pete@hotmail.com

--Mark Peterson

PS. get here by August 1st and you can go with us to hear the Prophet, Gordon B. Hinkley, dedicate the new Jin Hua Jie stake center. It's awesome.
Mark G Peterson Send Email
 
CHinese Bakery in Provo 27 May 2005
There is a new Chinese bakery and diner in Provo. They sell authentic bread dongxis!!! They also have bing sha and cua bing for better than lollicup prices. The food is not as americanized as most places and if you miss hairy meat they have it there as well.

It's called Munchies and is located at 2011N 550W Provo behind the 24 hour fitness. I don't work for them I just don't want to see them go out of business since I love their food. Tell everyone you know.
Joseph Meyers Send Email
 
On heat in houses 19 May 2005
Eva, we didn't even have portable heaters, though we did have air conditioning in the bedrooms. So things are looking up!

Vic
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Taibei 5 months ago... 17 May 2005
Houses still aren't heated, we only had little portable heaters. Most have an air conditioner for summer (but it's probably in the bed room). Good point about the bag thought - make sure your bag is at least water resistant. Mine was, but I still wrapped it in a plastic bag during the really heavy showers. Nothing worse then wet scriptures...

Eva
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re: What clothes should you take? 16 May 2005
Congratulations Sister Jensen! You have been greatly blessed, to be called to THIS mission!

It's been nearly 30 years since my mission in Taiwan, but I suspect the weather hasn't changed much in that time. Do not doubt that you need a good coat. In Taiwan, you want to stay dry during the torrential rains they have, and stay warm during their winters. Winter temperatures rarely get down to freezing there, but the damp penetrates everything. Our apartments weren't heated back then (no homes were), so it was impossible to get warm. We were back in Taiwan in 2003, and saw that many of the same buildings were still in place, so I doubt they have heating now.

So, you want something dry (absolutely essential), warm when you want warm, and won't get in your way when riding a bicycle, hence, mid-calf length. That fits the description of my overcoat. It had a zip-out lining that I removed during the spring, summer and fall. That coat sure came in handy when it rained, which happened a lot. If you get a cloth coat like an overcoat, you might want to get some waterproofing spray to supplement the waterproofing in the fabric. Gortex would be ideal, but I don't know if they make ladies' Gortex overcoat.

The other thing I found wonderful was an electric blanket. Our bedrooms were always cold and damp during the winter, and so was our bedding. It was so humid that your breath would steam if the temperature dropped below 70 degrees. The electric blanket dried the bed if turned on a little in advance, so for one time during the day, I was warm and dry. I had my mom ship it to me after I arrived in Taiwan and got a look at the situation. Your mileage may vary.

I can't tell you about bags or shoes (think sturdy, comfortable, and able to stand getting soaking wet a lot), but some sister with more recent experience will jump in and advise you.

I am so happy for you! You are about to do the best thing you have ever done! Work hard, study your Mandarin (it wouldn't hurt to try to learn a little before you enter the MTC), and study the Gospel. You will be blessed.

Vic Walker 葛志浩 長老
Taiwan, Taipei Mission
1975 - 1977
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Elder Rwan's e-mail 02 May 2005
I am trying to get an e-mail address for Elder Rwan Rei Chang. I believe he is the current Stake President in Gao Syung. Thanks for your help! Delores Allred DeVictoria
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Teach English in Taiwan or China 29 Apr 2005
We are in need of teachers to go to Taiwan or China to teach English for Discover Language, a company my husband and I both are partners of this company.

Program Length: At least 6 months, preferably 1 year
Location(s): China, Taiwan
Work Days: Typically Monday - Friday
Hours per Week: 20-25
Salary: Varies by location and school
Benefits: See http://www.discoverlanguage.net/employ_salary.htm

Qualifications:
Minimum Requirements to teach in China
- Be a native speaker of English from the United States, Canada, UK (including Ireland and Scotland), South Africa, Australia, or New Zealand
- Be willing to commit to at least 6 months
- Valid Passport good for at least 6 months after your return date
- Eligible to obtain a Visa to work in China

Minimum Requirements to teach in Taiwan
- Be a native speaker of English from the United States, Canada, UK (including Ireland and Scotland), South Africa, Australia, or New Zealand
- Strong knowledge of English grammar rules or willing to learn them
- Be willing to commit to at least 1 year
- Valid Passport good for at least 6 months after your return date
- Will have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited university by the first day of work
- Eligible to obtain a Visa to work in Taiwan

Preferred Candidates
- Be a native speaker of English from the United States, Canada, UK (including Ireland and Scotland), South Africa, Australia, or New Zealand
- Willing to commit to at least 1 year
- Will have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited University by the first day of work
- Outgoing, self-motivated, and honest individuals

Experience Required:
No experience required

Application Instructions:
- Fill out an application for employment either online or in our office
- Submit resume, copies of teaching certificates and diploma
(if you have not graduated, a transcript is sufficient)
- Include 3 References

Contact Information:
Name: Aaron Wong
Phone: (801) 718-9461
Email: jobs@discoverlanguage.net
Address: 1214 Wilmington Avenue, Suite 306
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84106
Website: www.discoverlanguage.net
yu-chen Lai Send Email
 
Summer Camp in Changhwa 29 Apr 2005
We are in need of 8 teachers to go to Taiwan this summer to teach at a Summer Camp for Discover Language, which my husband and I own. Below is a job description

Job Description:
Camp Length: June 23, 2005-August 18, 2005
Location(s): Taiwan
Work Days: Monday - Friday
Salary: Volunteer status. Weekly allowance provided up to $200/wk.
Benefits: Food, Housing, Roundtrip Airfare, Transportation, Weekly Allowance, and 5-day Tour of Taiwan
Payment*: $1,300 ($250 payment within 15 days of acceptance + $1050 payment within 3 weeks before departure)

* Fundraising Packet can be provided for fundraising assistance

Qualifications:
Minimum Requirements to teach in Taiwan
- Be a native speaker of English from the United States, Canada, UK (including Ireland and Scotland), South Africa, Australia, or New Zealand
- Strong knowledge of English grammar rules or willing to learn them
- Valid Passport good for at least 6 months after your return date

Preferred Candidates
- Be a native speaker of English from the United States, Canada, UK (including Ireland and Scotland), South Africa, Australia, or New Zealand.
- Will have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited University by the first day of work
- Outgoing, self-motivated, and honest individuals

Experience Required:
No experience required

Application Instructions:
- Fill out an application for employment either online or in our office
- Submit resume, copies of teaching certificates and diploma
(if you have not graduated, a transcript is sufficient)
- Include 3 References

Contact Information:
Name: Aaron Wong
Phone: (801) 718-9461
Email: jobs@discoverlanguage.net
Address: 1214 Wilmington Avenue, Suite 306
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84106
Website: www.discoverlanguage.net
yu-chen Lai Send Email
 
Chinese language retention research... 16 Mar 2005
Shinah Kim is doing research involving retention of your mission language after the mission. Here is a message from her if you are interested in getting involved (please send any question/comment directly to her at sk081@byuh.edu):

Aloha! My name is Shinah Kim and I am a senior studying Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages(TESOL) at Brigham Young University- Hawaii.
My research members and I are still working on the same line of research, investigating the factors which influence the loss and maintenance of mission languages.

I am focusing on the maintenance of Chinese by returned missionaries, and would like to interview with you on the phone. It takes 5-7 minutes. If you are willing to do that, could you please email me with your phone # and tell me when the good time is for you to do . I also need to know when you served.
Your participation in this research is confidential as we will not publish or disseminate the names of respondents. Your participation will help to further our understanding of how mission languages can best be maintained.

Thank you so much.
Sincerely
Shinah Kim
sk081@byuh.edu
Taiwan Taipei Admin Send Email
 
Teaching in Taiwan(Hualien) for six months 25 Feb 2005
Owl Preschool
Teaching in Taiwan
(Jul.4, 2005~ Dec.17, 2005)
We are pleased to offer a unique overseas teaching experience for students of LDS schools or college students in Taiwan, Hualien.
Our Mission
We are here to provide opportunities for our students (age 3~6) to achieve their maximum learning potential by nurturing their confidence in our classrooms.
We are also here to provide a unique overseas working environment so that college students can discover the joy of teaching and Taiwanese culture. Requirements
There are some basic requirements that are necessary to apply for this position. Please do not apply if you cannot fulfill these requirements
1. Native English Speaker
Your first language must be English. If English is your second language, it should be just as fluent and clear as your first language. Remember you are applying for a position to teach young children. You are here to teach proper pronunciation, intonation and grammar. The market in Taiwan prefers the American phonetic system. However, don't panic if you are not American. If you are willing to sound a bit 'American' while teaching phonics and vocabulary, you'll do fine.
2. Must be able to sign a six-month contract
3. Must be patient, flexible, enthusiastic, energetic and personable. You should also have a good sense of humor and genuinely enjoy working with children.
4. Caring, loyal, honest, diligent. A willingness to work as part of a team to promote a spirit of learning.

5. Should have a lot of initiative and be very creative with the children.

6. Care for the education of their students.

7. A positive, professional attitude and a genuine desire to teach children.
Chinese language ability is not essential as you work with a Chinese Teacher in all classes. However, it would help to learn some basic Chinese phrases to get around.
If you are confident that you can pass all the requirements, we welcome your application.

School offers:
1. NT $30,000 per month, no tax (base salary not including optional extra teaching hours at evening classes($500~$600NT per hour payment US $1=NT $31~32) . Paid national holidays.

2. Traveling insurance.

3.$500 US dollars airfare and Airport Pick up.

4. Visa application fee (US$100)

5. Free housing、transportation and
a bank account.

6. Supportive Staff and a friendly, collaborative work environment.

7. For students, there are great opportunities to receive internship credit. Check with you advisor or an internship advisor at you University.

The websites relative:
http://www.owlpreschool.idv.tw
http://www.yiqilai.net/
If you are interested in teaching at our school, please contact Dr. Kevin Skinner at
801-491-4192 or email to kevins@datingsmarts.com
kskinner@datingsmarts.com
or you can contact Yuling Lin at yulinglin215@hotmail.com
Yu-ling Lin Send Email
 
newly called shopping blues 22 Dec 2004
I haven't received any letter from my future mission president, and i need to get going on shopping and purchasing clothes, shoes, etc. i was wondering if anyone has any suggestions, favorite style of clothes that worked well in the humidity, shoes that are good, sturdy, comfortable, just things like that, i haven't left yet, so please don't harass my mother who's e-mail account this would go to... email me at ric02022@byui.edu
Audra Jane Ricks Send Email
 
Taipei Stake Publication Site 17 Dec 2004
http://zionvoice.ldstw.info/
We have put the latest Stake News on it.
Joel Chen Send Email
 
Lin Wen Tai 03 Dec 2004
I am hoping someone can help me locate a member from the Yung Ho Ward from 1976 to 1978. She frequently worked with the missionaries and did joint teaching. Her name is Lin Wen. She would be nearly 50 years old. She was a very talented artist and actually taught at BYU and Utah State University sometime during the 80's. Any information on her location would be greatly appreciated. Please email me at rickwaltman@gmail.com or call me at (801) 550-4700.
Rick Waltman Send Email
 
Finding BAO HSIO JEN (Michelle BAO) of 1978 18 Sep 2004
I am looking for any information that would help me locate Sister Michelle BAO (maiden name), a native Taiwan missionary serving in 1978. She was my companion and I am trying to re-establish contact with her. Please E-Mail me at vramsy74@aol.com or check my profile and write me or phone me. Thank You. Vicki Ramsey
Vicki Ramsey Send Email
 
Teaching English in Kaohsiung,Taiwan 02 Sep 2004
A job opportunity for teaching English to all levels is available in Kaoshiung now.A 4 year college degree a must.Honest,responsible and kind personality preferred.Musical and writing skills a plus.If you or you know anyone might be interested in this job opportunity,please contact me at: englishschool@hotmail.com

Victoria Chang
Lien Rong Chang Send Email
 
When we have Taiwan return missionary meeting 16 Jul 2004
Hello, Does anyone know do we have return missionary meeting in Taiwan.
Wu Pei Ying Send Email
 
Kelly Roark 15 Jul 2004
if anyone has information on how to locate Kelly Roark, who served in 2001, it would be greatly arppreciated. please email anything you have to?

shermee@iprimus.com.au
Sherman Leung Send Email
 
Job opportunity 09 Jun 2004
The National Security Agency is looking for people that speak Chinese and have computer skills. They want to bring 1,500 new folks on board by September. Most opportunities are for those with technical skills (computers, engineering, science, math, etc), but some non-technical also available. Must be investigated for a security clearance. If interested, use the following link:

http://www.nsa.gov/programs/employ/news.cfm
Joseph Burkhead Send Email
 
Andrew Christensen 09 Jun 2004
i'm trying to get a hold of Andrew Christensen from Str. George. if anyone has any info as to his where abouts and a contact number, please email me

shermee@iprimus.com.au
Sherman Leung Send Email
 
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