Today’s ‪‎must-see‬ sights of Taipei!

Early this morning and a huge ‪‎inflatable Rev. George L. ‪Mackay‬ ‪馬偕博士 ‬ clutching a large ‪molar‬ was awaiting installation for tomorrow’s inauguration of Taiwan’s new president ‪‎Tsai Ing-Wen‬ ‪蔡英文‬ outside the ‪Taiwan Presidential Palace in ‪‎Taipei … ‪

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Mackay was the first, and most famous early missionary in northern Taiwan, arriving in ‪‎Tamsui‬ ‪淡水‬ in 1872 from ‪Canada ~ he started as a ‪‎dentist and helped found the ‪Presbyterian Church in Taiwan ‪(‎PCT‬) which has been at the forefront of Taiwan’s democracy movement, and actively supports the ‪‎‎Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Taiwan’s first ever female president, Tsai Ing-Wen ….

Wonder what Mackay would think of himself in inflatable form lying outside the Presidential Palace awaiting this great historic event?!

By mid-afternoon, there was a full dress rehearsal going on along in front of the Presidential Palace, which showed the whole history of Taiwan through dance, drama and display ~ we had horses, acrobats, dancers from all the different ethnic and indigenous groups, and of course Mackay was floating up above!

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Please join us in praying for Taiwan, for the new president, Tsai Ing-Wen and her new government, and for a smooth transition of power tomorrow and in the days and weeks to come.

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