our missionaries

Ethan & Sandy Christofferson

Hope began supporting Ethan & Sandy through Lutheran Brethren International Missions in 2016.

Ethan and Sandy are working to reach the unreached in northernwestern Taiwan and focus their evangelism efforts in Qionglin, the town where they live. They use both Hakka and Mandarin Chinese in their interactions with others. Ethan is also a researcher at the China Lutheran Seminary Research Center for Traditional Chinese Religions and New Religious Movements in the city of Hsinchu. Ethan began with LBIM in 1990, going to Taiwan. Sandy started with LBIM in Cameroon in 1987. They were married in 1992, and went together to Taiwan.

impacting taiwan

The Church of the Lutheran Brethren sent its first missionaries to China in 1902. After mainland China was closed to missionary work in 1948, Lutheran Brethren International Missions began a ministry in Taiwan where many mainland Chinese fled to escape communism. Since the arrival of our first missionary family in 1951, several churches have been planted and a seminary begun in cooperation with three other Lutheran missions and four National Churches. We have a growing work and presence among the Hakka people, one of the least evangelized people in Taiwan.