We are the Murray family,
gospel-centered, disciple-making, church-planting, missionaries to Taiwan.
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We exist to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
We maximize the fame of His name among the nations through proclaiming the gospel, making disciples, and planting churches.
We are gospel-centered missionaries. The bold proclamation of the gospel and the expositional preaching of God’s Word is our primary method for Kingdom expansion among the nations and our premier means of cross-cultural evangelism in Christ alone.
We are disciple-making missionaries. Training up committed followers of Christ is an indispensable imperative of the Great Commission. Life-on-life discipleship is our primary method of preparing national pastors and nurturing new believers to biblical maturity by grace alone.
We are church-planting missionaries. Where Christ’s message proclaimed, His disciples present, and His ordinances received, there is Christ’s church. Our goal is to plant self-supporting churches governed by Scripture alone and led by national pastors.
Population: 24 million
Taiwan has an “unreached” population* of 4.4 million, and 3% of the total population identifies as "evangelical Christian."
*Joshua Project defines the "unreached" as, "a people group among which there is no indigenous community of believing Christians with adequate numbers and resources to evangelize this people group without outside assistance."
Taiwan ranks in the top 10 most densely populated countries worldwide.
Taiwan needs (at least) 94 more missionaries to reach the “unreached” populations (that’s 1 missionary for every 50,000 individuals).
Taiwan has the largest unreached Hakka people group in the world—over 4.2 million.
Taiwan is about 1/20 the size of Texas with nearly the same number of people.
Taiwan has complete religious freedom as the "Republic of China."
Taiwan has a free press and a GDP of $24,337 per capita ($530 billion ).
Taiwan ranks as the 22nd richest country in the world (out of 188 economies).
As a technologically advanced economy, Taiwan's main export is electronics.
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Global missions has a cost. Because of the infinite and supreme worth of Christ, we joyfully offer our lives for the sake of the gospel!
In God's sovereignty, I was born into a Christian home. My Christian…
...education exposed me to the gospel at an early age. Through the teaching of God's Word in a Christian school context, I learned of my dire need for Jesus Christ as my personal Savior.
By the mighty workings of the Spirit of God in my young life, I realized my inherent sin was unacceptable before our holy God. By grace through faith, I placed my trust exclusively in my Savior, Jesus Christ. By the grace of God, I continued in the faith, attended church at every opportunity, and genuinely desired to grow in the knowledge of the triune God of the Bible.
As a teenager, God was working in my heart tremendously. Under the constant preaching of God's compelling Word, God moved my heart to consider full-time ministry. God placed in my heart a desire for pastoral ministry, and I committed myself to train for ministry throughout my teenage and young adult years fully. During these years of serving diligently in the local church, God often turned my attention to global missions. God used the startling realization of the unreached and my home church's international outreach ministry (Barnabas Society) to college students (at Indiana University) to stir my heart for the nations considerably. Furthermore, God has only strengthened the direction into missions throughout my college days as I earned a Bachelors of Arts in Biblical Studies with a concentration in global missions and church planting. Today the Lord continues to invigorate my soul to reach the Chinese people with the gospel!
I am truly thankful to God for drawing me to salvation in Christ. It was…
...in my teenage years when I realized my need for Christ as my Savior. After accepting Christ. I became eager to learn about God through His Word. The Lord put in my heart a desire for ministry and to serve Him with my life.
God continued to grow desire for missions during my college days. It was through preaching, God's Word, and missionary biographies that my love for missions grew. My heart became burdened for those in other countries who had never even heard of Christ. It was specifically in my second year of college when God stirred my heart for missions. I remember praying and telling the Lord that I was willing to go. Little did I know at the time, although God surely knew, that He was preparing me for the mission field.
As I consider the gospel and what Christ has done, I am constrained to not live my life for myself, but rather for Him who died for me! (2 Corinthians 5:15)
When I was in Taiwan for our six-month internship, God showed me the great need for the gospel in Taiwan. It was sobering when I talked to people who had never heard the gospel, but it was a great joy to share and explain the truths of God's Word to them!
I look forward to returning to Taiwan with the heart and desire to share the gospel, disciple ladies, and be a helpmeet to my husband as we focus on planting churches for God's Kingdom.
The Murray Family
Ben, Natasha, and Audrik
Ministry and Missions Experience
We have faithfully served on staff at Lifeway Baptist Church from May 2012—May 2016. We love local church ministry! We primarily worked with the children (3rd—6th grade). As the outreach pastor, I organized numerous events to engage our congregation in the Great Commission and reach our community with the gospel. In addition to my weekly preaching responsibility, I served our members throughout the week in many pastoral ways—hospital visits, member-care, discipleship, outreach, follow-up, etc.
In June of 2016, we were officially sent from our home church to serve a six-month internship with established church planting missionaries (Project China) in Taiwan. The on-field ministry experience (church planting, discipleship, foundational learning of Mandarin Chinese) proved invaluable to our missionary training and preparation!
Through God's gifting, guidance, biblical counsel, on-going missionary training, and continual pastoral care, the Lord has solidified the future course of our lives into foreign missions. Our prayer for our future ministry in Taiwan is spirit-filled longevity and kingdom effectivness. By God's enabling grace, we are committed to serving the Lord with hearts of overwhelming gratitude as church planting missionaries in Taiwan.
Education and Training
I graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies while Natasha's degree was in Christian elementary education. I'm currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies fully online (Phoenix Seminary), and I anticipate to finish in 2020.
We both desire to grow in our exegetical knowledge and practical application of Scripture. We both share an avid eagerness to study and go deeper in the Word of God for personal growth and for practical ministry needs. Through monthly missions-training with Project China and ATS-accredited seminary studies, we are equipping ourselves to effectively apply the marvelous truths of the gospel in cross-cultural missions work.