Jamie and Mimi were born and raised in Christian families in Taiwan. Following primary and secondly school in Taiwan, Jamie returned to the United States for university and seminary studies. In addition to studies, Jamie served in OMF’s Pray for China Fellowship (1982~1984), on staff at the Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston (1987-1990, 1993- 1995); and with Campus Evangelical Fellowship in Taiwan (1990-1993). After her undergrad studies @ Soo-Chow University, Mimi continued her musical training at Indiana University and Boston University. Mimi went on to teach at a number of different schools in Taiwan, including China Evangelical Seminary, Taiwan Presbyterian Seminary, and Hualien Normal University.
In 1996, Jamie and family moved to Hong Kong to serve OMF’s Chinese Ministries (CM) Field, serving first as Director for Personnel and then as Field Director. In 2008, Jamie took on the role of Consulting Director for OMF’s CM and then 2014 Jamie and Mimi were invited to serve as the leader for OMF’s Church Missions & Ministries (CMM) ministries.
The three-prong focus of CMM is: Equipping Leaders; Empowering Churches, and Engaging in Crosscultural Missions. As the Chinese church experiences exponential growth, the need for systematic biblical and pastoral training continues to be an urgent need and priority. With training also comes the important work of mentoring church leaders, journeying together with them in the midst of the challenges of ministry. Secondly, with the biblical mandate of “being salt and light” in society, the church also needs to be empowered, empowerment both in terms of churches ministries (children, youth, music, elderly, etc.), as well as in stepping out into society to allow our “good deeds” to bear witness to our faith. Thirdly, as the Chinese church moves toward becoming a mission force in the 21st century, we are also committed to journey with the church in effective cross-cultural missions, including journeying with indigenous mission agencies in their development as well as providing training in areas such as language/culture, organizational & field strategy, and member development & care. CMM is also involved in providing mentorships for new missionaries, mentoring and modeling cross-cultural missions.
In addition to these organization responsibilities, the Lord has also opened opportunities for Mimi to use her music talents/training in local churches while Jamie has had opportunities to speak/share on missions and evangelism in North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and across Asia.
Rev. Jamie is the great-great grandson of J. Hudson Taylor, founder of the China Inland Mission (now OMF International). Jamie and Mimi have three children: James Hudson Taylor V and his wife McKenzie (teaching at Morrison Academy in Kaohsiung Taiwan), Selina Amelia Taylor (working at Gordon College) and Joy Leone Taylor (Covenant College).
Liza Cagua-Koo: Emmanuel Gospel Center (Boston, MA)
Wimon Chanprakhon (Uan): YWAM Thailand (Bangkok, Thailand)
Dina Elmasry: Bridges of Hope- Jossour (Cairo, Egypt)
Vitalie and Larisa Fedula: Jesus Savior Church (Moldova)
Sheila Foster Fabiano: Serving in Mission (SIM) & ISTEL (Lubango, Angola)
International Students Inc. (Greater Boston)
Ram Kumar Lama (Sharad): NBCBS (Kathmandu, Nepal)
Rafik Makram: Bridges of Hope- Jossour (Cairo, Egypt)
Lisa Oelerich: Alpha New England (New England)
Stephanie: English Language Institute of China (Beijing, China)
Jamie and Mimi Taylor: OMF International (Taiwan & East Asia)
Carrie Tibbles & the HFC Team: Hope for the Children of Haiti (Haiti)
Saturday, November 2
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As part of Global Awareness Week 2019, we will be enjoying lunch with one of our missionaries Sunday November 3 at 12:30pm. We will have a variety of soups, bread, and salad to eat as we gather to learn from one of our YWAM mission partners serving in Thailand
Sunday, November 3
"Grace Under Pressure"
Lexington Campus, Courtyard
Morning: Tuesday, November 5| 9:30-11:30am (Lexington Campus)
Evening: Tuesday, November 5| 6:30-8:30pm (Lexington Campus)
Tuesday, November 5
*Childcare provided, no RSVP required
Wednesday, November 6
All of us wish the problems of immigration and migration could be solved. We have the opportunity to join our Grace Chapel partner, World Relief, to obey God’s call to care for the sojourner and alien. World Relief provides services, support and hope to refugees and asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution, poverty, disease and war. Through our GAW offering and out of the grace and mercy we have received, we can extend grace, mercy and thoughtful support that can remind suffering people of God’s love for them.
“I was hungry and you fed me,
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,
I was homeless and you gave me a room,
I was shivering and you gave me clothes,
I was sick and you stopped to visit,
I was in prison and you came to me.”
Mathew 25:35, The Message
Our Global Awareness Week 2019 Offering will help meet three urgent needs:
1. As asylum seekers wait for their cases to be heard before a U.S. judge, local churches and organizations south of the border help provide for basic needs like safety, housing and food. In response to the leadership of local Mexican church pastors, we bring needed resources and guidance.
2. Trained Christian legal professionals provide safe, trustworthy legal guidance and prayer. As cases are evaluated and validated, asylum seekers learn how to take concrete legal steps which can lead toward family reunification, due process of law, adjustments of status, and when possible, a legal pathway to American citizenship.
3. Local churches north of the border can be equipped to provide prayer, community and practical guidance, as asylum recipients take first steps toward a new future. A local church can become a welcoming community where newcomers can receive case management, employment services, financial literacy…and the love of Christ.