These are the stories of thirty ordinary men and women from the cities and rural towns of America. They met, fell in love, married, and started families - the American Dream. Then they experienced the call of an extraordinary God and followed where He led, to a far-away, undeveloped country filled with breath-taking beauty, exotic smells, strange sights and a charming, inspiring people - Formosa - Beautiful Island - Taiwan. The experiences chronicled in this book occurred during war and peace, victory and defeat, disappointment and excitement, as these couples sought to live out their obedient response to God's call in a strange land. These are stories of fear and calmness, of loss and gain, of failure and success, of hurt and blessings, of faith and doubt. These are stories of tears and of laughter, watching their children grow up, and growing old together, and how they learned to depend on the faithfulness of their extraordinary God. Faye Pearson was appointed as a missionary to Taiwan in 1968. She served as a campus minister, taught in theological education, and worked in established churches as well as new church starts. She has also served as a counselor and administrator for Baptist work in East Asia. She has taught and led seminars and lectured in seminaries and Bible schools in more than twelve Asian countries, including Mainland China. She is the author of A Link in God's Chain, published in Chinese.
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