I Love Taiwan Mission(ILT)
Since 2002, with the unremitting efforts of our partners year after year, “I Love
Taiwan Mission” has become a significant mark in Taiwan for Taiwanese American youths
and youths from ecumenical partner churches
“I Love Taiwan Mission” is one of the most important Ecumenical Youth Projects of
PCT Youth Ministry Committee. Each year, this program would invite the youths from
ecumenical partner churches and overseas Taiwanese churches to join the summer ministry
at local churches in Taiwan. With the participation of ministry, the youths would
be enabled to understand the local culture, churches, and international status of
Taiwan. They would learn to share, to commit, and to promote the ecumenical movement
incorporated by local and partnership ministry; meanwhile, their lives would advance
in physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects.
At the early stage of “I Love Taiwan Mission”, the Christian youths of overseas
Taiwanese churches (mainly North-American born Taiwanese) were invited to attend
the local ministry in Taiwan through the match of PCT Youth Ministry Committee.
What those Taiwanese American Youths had participated was not only the mission in
Taiwan, but also a journey to their root. On the native land of their parents, they
were connected with the real life of their parents in old times through the Christianity
fellowship and ministry in Taiwan churches.
In 2005, PCT Youth Ministry Committee enlarged its’ scale of invitation to further
promote ILT and the participation of overseas youths. Since then, apart from deepening
the spiritual life of the youths, “I Love Taiwan Mission” has become the international
youth communication platform due to the multinational backgrounds of participants.
The previous participating nations includes the U.S.A., Canada, Japan, Korea, Hong
Kong, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany, England, Wales, New Zealand,
India, and other countries. Taiwanese youths can apply for the camp as volunteers
to serve with overseas youths at local churches.
Every year, about 20 local churches and organizations apply for ILT ministry. Among
the applying churches, Indigenous churches accounts for half of the list.
Participants have to join the orientation to prepare and to have the basic understanding
about this camp through project sharing, activities, and visiting. There is a sending
worship on the last day of the orientation; after the sending worship, the participants
will be sent to local churches to assist the summer camps with different contents
and features that include ministry of Biblical message instruction, English teaching,
Songs teaching, cultural experience and etc. During the local church service that
lasts for about ten days, the local churches will be responsible for receiving and
The final phase of ILT is debriefing, which requires the participants to share their
experience during the local church service. It is also a time for the youths to
share their life stories in Taiwan, and make the stories enter each participant’s