“Culture is in the language, and language is in the culture. We must preserve both.”
– The Rev. Masegseg, Presbyterian Church in Taiwan
The Rev. Dr. Paul McLean recently visited church offices to speak about his work in Taiwan translating the Bible into Hakka, as well as current projects to revise and expand translations for Indigenous Taiwanese populations. Working with the the Presbyterians Church in Taiwan, of which Indigenous populations make up 40%, as well as the Bible Society in Taiwan, Paul explained that teamwork is essential. “I’m blessed to work with a wonderful team of dedicated pastors and elders.”
Paul is now serving as a Bible Translation Advisor, working on projects that involve expanding and improving Bible translations for the Drekay, Bunun, Amis and Paiwan peoples. Paul is also assisting with the development of an oral translation of the Hakka Bible. ”We are working to promote Taiwan’s mother tongues and preserve Indigenous cultures,” Paul said.
“People don’t live on bread alone… or pad thai,” Paul said with a smile, referring to Matthew 4:4.
“Thank you to everyone for your prayers and support.”
Interested in having Paul visit your church to speak about his work? Contact Margaret Zondo at 1-800-619-7301 ext. 254.