Project: Taiwan Migrant Workers Concern
Mission: Our mission is to evangelize troubled migrant workers (exploited and mistreated Oneida) and demonstrate Christ's love in practical ways, especially during times of difficulties.
- We do visitation at labor concern center.
- We have Bible studies.
- We hold indoor/outdoor activity followed by a meal.
- We visit those who have physical health issues in the hospital.
- We pray for them during medical emergencies.
- We provide personal items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, towels, clothes and sandals.
Description: Project of labor concern in Kaohsiung City, southern Taiwan, started in Summer of 2014, with the intention of evangelizing and showing care to those who have been exploited and mistreated by the companies and/or employment brokers. Through labor shelter, we provide care through regular visitation and indoor/outdoor activities for these workers. Moreover, we provide translation services and basic necessities such as towels, toothbrushes, soap, clothing and sandals. Through our love and care, about 60% of the workers leave shelter putting their faith in Jesus.
Once they leave the center, whether it be a new job or returning to their home country, we still keep on-going contact. For those returning to home countries, we find a way to connect them to a local church. For those allocated to new employments in Taiwan, we also try to connect them to local Christian fellowships. If that is not possible to have a mean of transportation, then we personally drive them to church when they are able to take time off.
With 3,000 a year, we use it to cover expenses of weekly activity. It includes personal necessities' gifts, meals and transportation costs such as ferry, subway etc. In addition, since there are injury and medical cases from time to time, it is our hope that more donations are needed in order to assist victims during crisis.