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Bunsan Church

Phone:886-2-23491500 Address:116 116 No. 27, Kaiyuan Street (Behind the District Office), Wenshan Dist., Taipei City
In the early days the transportation in Muzha District was very inconvenient as the town was located in the inland of Taipei basin impeding Christian missionary outreach. In 1875 (the 1st year of Emperor Guangxu rsquo;s reign) Zhang Nai-Hong a tea grower in Zhinan mountain area went past Xindian area and met Professor Mackay (Rev. George Leslie Mackay) who was teaching the scriptures in the Bible rsquo;s Matthew 11:28 ldquo;Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. rdquo; Zhang was no stranger to extremely heavy cargoes so the scripture left quite a strong impression. He began to believe in the Lord and went to church with his wife on Sundays since then on. Afterwards Zhang became an elder in Xindian Church in 1878. As the journey to Xindian Church is long Zhang set up ldquo;Neihu Church rdquo; (a branch of Xindian Church) in August 1891 at the ferry of Zhinan village (near Duxian Bridge of National Chengchi University). In 1897 (the Japanese colonial period in the Meiji era) Zhang and others nbsp;spent 30 dollars on the current estate on which the the church was built and named ldquo;Muzha Church. rdquo; Construction was completed on April 30th of the following year. nbsp; nbsp; It was elevated to an official church on April 17 1954. However due to factional dispute another group of believers set up ldquo;Xinxing Church rdquo; at a location less than 50 meters away on the same street. In 1962 with the effort of Taipei Presbytery of The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan the two churches merged into one which was named ldquo;Bunsan Church rdquo;. Reconstruction of the new church currently known as the old church was launched on April 22nd of the same year. Nevertheless the church could not accommodate the expanding congregation. Hence the construction of another new church which began on March 13 1994 and the dedication service was completed on April 12 1998 after a series of challenges. Opposite the church is the starting
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