Art – a vehicle for engaging in healing, connecting, Gospel-based dialogue. Spiritual conversations are begun before, during, and after scheduled art exhibits, and new congregations are forming the basis for a true movement of God. The first art show was very successful in starting conversations that have led to new life in Christ among Hakka Chinese in Taiwan. A contribution of $428 will support the cost of one of the 42 pieces to be displayed at a new exhibition as we seek to continue this effective ministry in other areas of Taiwan.
The 4 million Hakka in Taiwan are less than 0.5% Christian. They are a self-sufficient, culturally protective close-knit society. An art exhibition is neutral ground on which to meet them, to discover those who are spiritual seekers through their response to works of art that a Hakka disciple of Jesus has been inspired by God to capture on canvas. Follow-up is made with spiritual seekers so that they can hear and respond to God’s stories, be discipled and become reproducing disciples of Jesus.
This Hakka Initiative ministry team core consists of Emma Chang, Cindy Chedore and LeAnn Eyerman. Chang is the Hakka woman who has been capturing these works of art on canvas. Chedore has been serving in missions in various parts of the world for nearly 30 years, the past 18 of those in Taiwan. Since mid-2012, she has been focused on praying for, evangelizing and discipling Hakka people. Eyerman, currently also serving as East Asia Team Development Leader, has 27 years of experience as a missionary in Taiwan. Between them, they have a strong network of connections in Taiwan.