In a Nutshell
I live in Tainan County in southern Taiwan
with my husband, Lawrance. Currently we are both working as English
teachers. We love to tell people about Jesus and look forward to the
day when we can be full time career missionaries.
I've lived in Taiwan as a tent-maker missionary for 7 years. While
here, I met and fell in love with my husband, who is Taiwanese. We got
married, however, in my home state--one of the best places in the
A Bit More
My husband and I met through a mutual friend. She basically begged him to go on "just one date" with me. We dated for about four months before he proposed, and we married three months later. It was one whirlwind of a year, perhaps the most perfect year of my life.
I was 30 when we married. It was hard being single in my 20s. I blogged about it a lot as I struggled through the process of praying and hoping and waiting, waiting, waiting.
My mom, dad, and kid brother, Sam, live near Austin, Texas. Both my
parents are teachers, and my dad is also a bi-vocational pastor. My
sister, Sarah, and my brother-in-law, Chad, both work for the Arlington
Police department. Everyone in my family enjoys laughing--and laughing
loud--something I didn't realize on my own (an "outsider" pointed it
out to me).
Since my husband and I are tentmakers, we support our missionary work by
teaching English. While, my husband enjoys teaching junior high students, I enjoy teaching college students. I teach public speaking, biz
English conversation, and English composition (the essay) regularly. I
have also taught Songs for EFL Teaching, Movie English, Internet
English, listening, and pronunciation.
And, last but definitely not least, I am a daughter of the King. I
am saved by grace--something I of course do not deserve! I desire for
all that I am and all that I do to bring glory to God. I desire to
know him and make him known--this desire is the foundation of all that
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- amanda's testimony
- why amanda lives in taiwan
- "Yeah, but why TAIWAN?"
- a pictorial year in the life of amanda (2006)
- another pictorial year in the life of amanda (2007)
- and yet another pictorial year in the life of amanda (2008)
- even more about amanda