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No. 5, Lane 269, Section 3, Roosevelt Rd, Daan District
Taipei City, 106
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Thoughts on faith and life at Friendship Church

5 Questions with...Ruby Hsieh

Peter Brown

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1. How did you first get involved with Friendship Presbyterian? Many years ago, I became a Christian in Miami, Florida. After I left my work there and moved to Paris, I began to learn French, and wanted to know more about how the Bible has influenced Europe. Since I am the first Christian in my family, I never stopped praying for my relatives to be saved. Through these prayers, the Lord led me back to Taiwan, to help my two nieces became Christian. When I came back from Paris and was facing the challenge of living with family, some of whom were sick, as well as my own culture shock, a friend of mine in the FPC Mandarin section brought me to the church. It is great to have a community group here for helping one another. 

2. What do you do Monday through Saturday? I take care of family, volunteer at an orphanage, help with Chinese-language bible study, and translate from English into Chinese. Currently, I have stopped the translation work because the American pastor whom I was helping has moved back to the U.S. But I am also involved with another Chinese Bible study.  

3. What is something people might be surprised to know about you? I can be very quiet sometimes. 

4. What do you find most challenging about being a Christian today? The biggest challenge for me, when facing some form of persecution for my beliefs, is to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus. He was crucified in weakness and endured the cross without defending himself with words. He simply said "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." This is not easy! But, it is the only way to be set free... 

5. What is one of your favorite books of the Bible? My favorite book of the Bible is Revelation. Because Jesus is coming soon! He will reward according to what we have done. There is a new heaven and a new earth. Rev. 21:3-5 tells us he is making everything new! Amen.