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Taiwan's 8th National Prayer Breakfast Confirms Conference Theme

( [email protected] ) Nov 11, 2008 03:00 PM EST
Shortly after the Taipei Franklin Graham Festival, Taiwan ministers are diligently preparing for the 8th National Prayer Breakfast Meeting, which shall feature the country’s president and over 750 leaders from churches and all levels of society.
On Oct. 24, the 8th National Prayer Breakfast Meeting preparation committee ministers together discussed the agenda for this year’s gathering at the Presbyterian Church of Taiwan headquarter. (The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan)

Shortly after the Taipei Franklin Graham Festival, Taiwan ministers are diligently preparing for the 8th National Prayer Breakfast Meeting, which shall feature the country’s president and over 750 leaders from churches and all levels of society.

With the theme of Transformation – How to be Spiritual Influencers of the Country", this year’s prayer breakfast meeting will be held on Nov. 29 at the Taipei International Conference Center. The participants will pray for President Ma Ying-jeou, the country, and those in every levels of the society.

This year’s convener is Rev. Kou Sha-en, senior pastor of Home of Christ Taipei, and the event coordinator is Hong Shan-Chiun, president of Overseas Radio and Television Inc. In the program, Ko and Rev. James C.C. Hsiao shall deliver sermons in Mandarin and Taiwanese, and members of Renewal Fellowship and Ren-ai District Choir group shall sing a praise song.

After the sermons, President Ma Ying-jeou will deliver a speech, and selected pastors shall pray for him. In addition, the committee has prepared short film-strips that address various topics such as politics, society, economy, media, culture, and the like, which aims at getting the participants to pray for these areas of concern.

Something different from the previous national prayer breakfast meeting is that the committee has decided to allow for more media coverage this year in order to bring about greater influence towards the society.

The 8th National Prayer Meeting in Taiwan is hosted jointly by all church denominations and various Christian organizations. Including the Taiwan’s president, the number of participants that night is estimated to be 750 people. Meanwhile, the National Prayer Network Association has published “40 Days Prayer Handbook”, which will be distributed to encourage the participants to pray for the country and that this year’s national prayer breakfast meeting can be held smoothly as planned.

[Editor's note: reporter Ian Hwang from Taiwan contributed to this report.]