Michael and Ann Stainton, missionaries with
the Christian Church （Disciples of Christ）, have tendered their
resignation and both plan on pursuing post-graduate degrees in
their native Canada.
an ordained minister, has worked in Taiwan since 1980 in a
variety of positions, mostly among the aboriginal community
Ann, who Michael
married while on furlough in 1983, was an operating room nurse
at MacKay Memorial hospital’s Taitung branch（馬偕紀念醫院台東分院）.
Michael was one of the few remaining PCT missionaries who was fluent in Mandarin
and Taiwanese as well as literate in the written Chinese
characters. His energetic and creative ministry in Taiwan was
aimed at fostering self confidence and self reliance within
Taiwan’s aboriginal community. In 1980 he worked with aboriginal
youth at the Taipei mountain service center. Two years later he
became assistant to the director at wulai（烏來）community
development center. When he returned from a study leave in
Canada in 1983, he and his wife moved to Taitung（台東）
on Taiwan’s east coast where e began work as a staffperson at
Huadong Community Development Center.
Michael and Ann
Stainton are very special people who have greatly enriched
Taiwan with their presence and talents. It is with a sorrowful
heart that we in the PCT say goodbye and wish them God’s
blessings and grace in their new endeavors.