SPOT LIGHT

 

Honoring Maurice & Sherry Young - Missionaries to Taiwan

  

During his time in the Air Force, Bro. Young spent two years in South East Asia during the Vietnam War.  In January 1973, while stationed at Ching Chang Kang Air Force Base in Taichung, Taiwan, God called him to return to Taiwan as a missionary.  After returning to the United States, Bro. Young attended Grace Baptist Church in Springfield, MO where he met Sherry Willis.  One January 8, 1976, Maurice and Sherry were married at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Joplin, Missouri by Pastor Frank Showmaker.  They have seven children; Schillie, Mary, Sarah, Rebecca, John, Stephen and Charity.  On January 27, 1989, Maurice & Sherry Young and their family arrived in Taiwan as missionaries.

Since their arrival in Taiwan in 1989 until this date, they have been actively involved in fulfilling the Great Commission in Taiwan and Mainland China.  During this time, the Lord has enabled them to start three Independent Baptist Churches and pastor a fourth one while a fellow missionary was home on furlough.  Romans 15:20 says, "Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation."  The Youngs have and will endeavor to start churches where there are no Independent Baptist Churches.  The Lord has also enabled Bro. Young to write two salvation tracts and two commentaries in Chinese.  

During their latest term in Taiwan, they started the Victory Baptist Church in Hua Lien, Taiwan.  Their first church service was on September 23, 2007 and they are in the process of teaching a local Chinese man to take it over as pastor.  Through the leading of the Lord, the Youngs started Victory Baptist Church with no help from other missioanries or Chinese help.  Their goal is to preach the gospel, pass out tracts, teach the saved and establish Victory Baptist Church with a national Chinese pastor supported by the tithes and offerings of the Chinese People.  

They have recently been joined in Taiwan by their daughter Rebecca Young as a single missionary.  She has started a Woman's Ministry at Victory Baptist Church.  In the future, she will be moving to another location to start a Woman's ministry that will later be turned into a local, New Testament, Independent Baptist Church.  The Young's currently have a Building Fund started to help the congregation purchase their own facilites.  If you would like to help the Youngs with the purchase of these facilities, you can send donations to Central Missionary Clearinghouse, PO Box 219228, Houston, TX  77218-9228.  Please put a note with the gift stating that it is designated for the Young's Building Fund.