Chris & Jamie O'Dell have been serving with Envision Taiwan since 2008.

Jamie came first, by accident. She was supposed to go to Turkey on a short-term missions trips in 2005,  but the trip was canceled and then switched to Taiwan. She ended up leading the team and went back three summers out of the four she was in school at Crown College. Chris was on one of those teams, by accident. He was supposed to go to Thailand, but the leaders felt God was calling him to Taiwan, so he responded. Two months after the trip, Chris and Jamie started dating and got married one year later.

While praying for direction on next steps after graduation from Crown in 2008, they received a phone call from a former director of Envision, Matt Peace, who invited them to move to Taiwan two weeks after they graduated. They accepted, and the rest is history.


Taiwan is a small island off the south east coast of China. Taiwan has more temples per capita than any other nation in the world, and it's also home to Taipei 101, one of the largest buildings in the world. The Aroma, one of the first ever Envision sites, decided to plant itself right in the middle of where these two worlds collide. Envision Taiwan is located in the middle of a shopping center and entertainment district called Ximen (pronounced "she-men") that is also home to a large number of temples. The model is a coffee shop/church plant with the vision to use this model to plant churches all over Taiwan. Learn more by heading over to their blog.


Business as Mission
Teaching English
Church Planting
Coffee Ministry
Youth & Young Adult Outreach

Trip Cost: $995/person for a 10-day trip

Intern Cost: $1459 per month

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