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Teaching Position in Yilan 15 Apr 2007
This is for certified teachers only!

Go to the beautiful East Coast.

Teach English in a K-12 school in Ilan, Taiwan

Full-time position in Chung Dao school, a private school with elementary, junior, and high school divisions. You may teach in one or more divisions. K-12 teaching offers better hours, a more well-rounded curriculum, and more authentic cultural experience than teaching in a language school, as well as opportunities to be involved with school activities.

Full-time position, 24 periods per week, 45 minutes per period. Courses mainly focused on conversational English.

Location

Ilan (Yilan) is a medium sized city, and the area is one of the most picturesque in Taiwan. The countryside is lush and green, and near surfing beaches with warm water year-round. There are mountains nearby, as well as some spectacular coasts similar to Big Sur. Ilan is also famous for its hot springs, which are nice to soak in during the cooler winter months.

Requirements

*Teaching credential a must. This can be any type of K-12 credential, recent or otherwise. A teaching credential is required by the government in order to issue a work permit.

*Enjoy working with young people; passion for teaching and enjoy planning and participating in school activities. Team player, willing to collaborate with other staff members for curriculum and activities.

*ESL/EFL interest or experience

Compensation

*School year / contract runs from September-June, with a salary of US$ 2,000 per month.

*Accomodation provided, as part of compensation package.

*Health insurance coverage through national health insurance. Taiwan has a low-cost, high quality universal health coverage program.

*Airfare reimbursed upon completion of 10-month contract in June.

*Lower taxes, lower cost of living than the U.S.

*Possibility of additional work in the summer months of July, August, if desired.

*Taiwan’s location also makes it a good jumping-off point for travel in the rest of Asia

Chung Dao school website (in Chinese): http://www.cdsh.ilc.edu.tw/94new/unit/home94.htm

If you are interested, contact: Don Ramage d.ramage@utah.edu
Erin Jensen Send Email
 
Looking for Elders who Babtized An-fen ad An-Jr Wu 08 Apr 2007
Dear Taiwan Taipei Mission alumni,

My wife, An-fen (Annie) Wu was baptized in the Mu-Cha Ward in 1984. She and her sister An-jr (Julie) were introduced to the church while being taught English at a language school in Taipei.

We met in Taiwan in 1986 and married in 1988. We now live in the Boston, MA area and I am helping her look for "her" missionaries. Unfortunately, she remembers only one so far - Elder Troy Dicou. If anyone out there remembers Annie, please "message" back - or e-mail me back at ccn3@ascenglish.com.

Thank you,

Carl Nelson
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Church in China 05 Apr 2007
I have been hesitant to respond to these postings as we are cautious and ask others to be cautious about discussions of the Church in China. [Nothing here is secret but it is sensitive and messages--particularly emails--can take on a life and audience of their own that is not helpful to the Church or the Government leaders here.]

I can provide answers to some questions and contacts that hopefully will suffice for the members of this forum.

1) Foreign (non-Chinese) passport holders [and Chinese spouses] are permitted to attend expat branches and groups in China. These branches are organized into a district, the China International District. Foreigners (including non-members) wishing to attend church may find some of the locations at lds.org meetinghouse locator. Other locations may be obtained by contacting the District Executive Secretary Jim Higbee at Higbee@WorldLawNet.com. Other than Chinese spouses of foreigners, Chinese citizens are not permitted to attend these meetings. [Note: this includes tour guides] Branch Presidencies are compelled to politely "uninvite" local citizens from these meetings which is of course awkward for everyone.

2) Chinese citizens who join the church (typically while working, traveling or studying overseas) are allowed with their families to attend local church units in China. Others--even if they have taken all the discussions overseas and desire to be baptized--are not permitted to attend these units. [Such individuals would have to travel first to HK, Taiwan or outside of China to be baptized.]

3) Foreign (non-Chinese) members are not permitted to proselyte to Chinese citizens in any way (including distribution of literature). We are asked to avoid all conversation of a religious nature that may be construed as proselyting. [Foreigner may and are encouraged to proselyte to other foreigners in China as there are no restrictions in this regard.]

Other than to teach members of their own family, Chinese local members are also not permitted to proselyte in China.

4) Outside of China, Chinese citizens may attend church, be taught the discussions and be baptized. Chinese citizens who join the church overseas are permitted to bring with them their personal scriptures and are encouraged the contact the Area Authority Seventy responsible for local members in China who will connect them with the nearest local church unit in China.

Church member in China are allowed to meet and fellowship only as permitted by the Government. The church is committed to strictly adhere to the requests and restrictions of the Chinese government in this regard and we ask that all members be circumspect in following these rules. We are grateful to be led by inspired church leaders who both love China and love the Lord.

Craig Belnap
1st Counselor, Beijing Branch
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The Church in China 05 Apr 2007
I suggest you contact the mission president in Hong Kong. Elder Chia, an Area Authority Seventy, based in Hong Kong oversees all local Church members in China. He knows the rules under which the Church currently operates. He knows where all of the groups are and where they meet.

If the Hong Kong Mission President's office can't put you in touch with him, they should be able to give you contact information for the Area President's (Elder Garn) office, which is also in Hong Kong. Elder Chia's office is in the same building that the Area President's office is in.

Your bishop has access to email addresses and phone numbers for these offices through the Church Directory of Leaders.
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Thanks for Mainland info 04 Apr 2007
Wow! I knew this website was full of resourceful people. I just wanted to restate and clarify all of the info I've read both on this site and in personal emails so I can have someone tell me I've processed it right.

This gentleman may be able to go to Hong Kong to hear the gospel. Another option is to find the closest unofficially organized group of Chinese members and attend with them, though they would be unable to formally give discussions, etc..

Is that right? If it is, how would he go about finding the nearest group if they are unofficial? Would he really be able to attend with them if he does? And would he be able to be baptized if he so desired?

Thanks for your further help. I'm sorting through what are sometimes conflicting viewpoints and trying to find a consensus.
Steffanie Casperson Send Email
 
church on the mainland 04 Apr 2007
Just wanted to share what I know about the church on the mainland. It is true that it is strictly monitored, however, in addition to the expatriate branch, there is also an unofficial group of Chinese members who are allowed to meet. This is in Bejing, and from what one of the local members told me, they are allowed to meet in the same building as the expatriate branch but cannot meet with them at the same time. They are not allowed to proselyte, but anyone who wants to attend church there is allowed to come. I attended the expatriate branch and spoke to the President and he confirmed what I had been told. There are many mainland Chinese members who were converted while outside of the country studying abroad or other reasons. The government has allowed them to assemble, but the they are not officially recognized or supported by church headquarters.
Jeffrey V. Mollerup Send Email
 
Church on Mainland 03 Apr 2007
Howdy all - church attendance on the mainland is strictly monitored (both by Chinese officials and Church authorities). Only foreign passport holders may attend church there.
Robert A Miltersen Send Email
 
President Price 03 Apr 2007
Did you notice that President Patrick H. Price was called and sustained as an Area Authority Seventy in General Conference.
Richard Jay Sandau Send Email
 
re: Church in DaLu 02 Apr 2007
Stephanie,

My understanding is that those who are already members of the church can gather together to hold meetings. However, those who are not cannot attend and they are not allowed to be proselyted to unless they are a close relative of a member.

There are missionaries in Hong Kong, although I'm not sure if they can teach someone who is not currently living in Hong Kong.
Jeffrey Ward Send Email
 
church in da lu 30 Mar 2007
Howdy all. I was in China almost 7 years ago and after I came home (almost 3 years after) I mailed a Book of Mormon to a man in Zhong Shan (in Guang dong) whom I'd met on my trip. He has recently been in contact with me, is reading it, and wants to know more. Does anyone know what I can tell him - where can I go to find where there are branches in China? could he go to Hong Kong to meet the missionaries? what are the laws relating to this? Any feedback would be helpful! Thanks!
Steffanie Casperson Send Email
 
Mission Prep 26 Mar 2007
Okay, I've heard that a very valuable and desired item to have in the mission field is a good tracking bag. I leave on June 13th for the MTC. Any ideas?
Chance Davis Christensen Send Email
 
Photos of new office building? 19 Mar 2007
Can someone please post some photos of the new Taipei church building being built beside the temple (replacing the old stake center). I can't find anything online.
I served in Taipei in 1984-85, and attended the Temple Open House and Dedication.
John Kevin Milligan Send Email
 
Taiwan missionaries in Delaware 04 Mar 2007
I am trying to find some returned Taiwan missionaries who are living in or near Delaware, to help reactivate a family from Taiwan. If you can help, please contact me at vwalker@pharmdata.net.

Thanks very much for your help.

Vic Walker
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As I Have Loved You romanization 05 Feb 2007
I am looking for the words in romanization of the song "As I Have Loved You"
Thanks for your help
Richard Jay Sandau Send Email
 
Chinese Book of Mormon Glossary 08 Jan 2007
[Sent to the site from Fredrick W. Crook]

Glossary of Terms for the Chinese Book of Mormon
(Simplified Character Edition)

The purpose of this glossary is to encourage missionaries who have served Chinese speaking missions throughout the Church to continue to read the Book of Mormon now written in simplified characters. This glossary may also be used by Mandarin (putonghua) speakers that need to prepare talks and would like to quote verses from the Book of Mormon. The glossary repeats uncommon characters throughout the book so that when a member prepares a talk and wants to quote
a passage from Ether, will find the term yan (rock) repeated as first entered from I Nephi. Hence the glossary can be used both by those who read the book from beginning to end and by occasional users that want to be able to read specific scriptures.

The glossary has been published in Adobe Acrobat format so that Chinese characters will be visible on any computer, regardless of whether or not Chinese fonts are installed. We do not intend to suppose that this glossary is definitive. Rather we propose that this work effort be cooperative, interactive and encourage users to correct, add terms, and make suggestions for improvement. Please send your comments by email to Dr. Scott W. Galer . The working copy of the glossary was originally composed by Dr. Frederick W. Crook using the NJStar software so that corrections can be processed and pages republished on the website.

Dr. Crook served a mission in Taiwan from 1960-1962, was a Chinese speaking stake missionary in Provo, Utah from 1963-1964, a Mandarin speaking district missionary in Hong Kong in 1974, and was a Mission President in the Taipei Taiwan Mission from 1977-79 and in the Taichung Taiwan Mission from 1979-1980. He has not received linguistic training in universities rather he has spent the past 46 years plodding along trying to learn a beautiful language from a beautiful and meaningful book. His hope is that this glossary will smooth the way for many others to continue to read and study the Book of Mormon.

The Chinese Section of the BYU-Idaho Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is delighted to host Dr. Crook's glossary files on its website. Beginning in January 2007, the files will become available gradually, by book. We hope that the glossaries for all books will be available by early Spring of 2007. At that time we will examine the feasibility of consolidating the files into one large file.

http://www.byui.edu/chinese/chinesebomglossary.htm
Taiwan Taipei Admin Send Email
 
Bilingual Scriptures 03 Jan 2007
http://www.mandarintools.com/lds.html

Look under the Scriptures section.
Aaron Eggleston Send Email
 
Chinese/English Bilingual Scriptures + ChinesePDA 08 Nov 2006
In 2004 and 2005, Erik Peterson mentioned a source for Chinese/English bilingual Book of Mormon and New Testament - with double columns - Chinese on the left and English on the right. Does anyone know where I can pick these up?

Also, any good sources for Chinese character study and practice programs that can be used on Palm Treo's? Both Traditional and Simplified?

Thanks, Mark Froelich
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Ho Chi Minh City 04 Sep 2006
This may be a little bit off topic, but does anyone know if there is a branch in Ho Chi Minh City? If so, who can I contact within the branch? Thanks
Allan D. Rogers Send Email
 
Job Opportunity in China 30 Aug 2006
Current opportunity available for Mandarin speaker with proven experience sourcing commodities, components, or finished products in Asia, specifically in China.

The responsibilities of the position include:

• Leading the development and execution of the company’s China sourcing and quality management strategies.
• Leading the process for all sourcing projects assigned to the China organization, including vendor identification, quotation issuance, cost negotiation, project award, timely production completion and continued vendor performance against defined metrics.
• Achieve year over year cost of goods reductions while maintaining or improving product quality.
• Defining, implementing, and monitoring all aspects of the quality management system.
• Hiring, training, and managing local staff
• Expanding the network of factory relationships in Asia
• Improving the process for qualifying factories and helping them improve their product and process quality.

If you are interested or know someone who is, please email Ben Coffin at the following address:

ben@fosterpartners.com.cn
Benjamin Jair Coffin Send Email
 
Taichung Mission 19 Aug 2006
I am seeking out Vincent Bamfield, originally from England, Served his mission in the Taichung Taiwan mission from 1986 to 1988 whilst I served during the same time in the Taipei Taiwan Mission.

I've moved around a lot since coming home, married and had 3 children, last I knew was that Vincent had married a lovely chinese girl and was living and working in Taichung.

If anyone can help me get back in touch I'd be very grateful. Thanks

Paul Street
streetp67@aol.com
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