Angie & Scott Pagel
|Scott & Angie Pagel met in the class registration line at Ozark Christian College before the fall 1990 semester. They were married August 8, 1992.|
Birth Date: November 23, 1971
Home Country: USA
Home Town: St. Louis, MO
Taiwan Arrival Date: July 8, 1999
Chinese Name: Pei An Jie
Birth Date: July 7, 1971
Home Country: USA
Home Town: Bellevue, NE
Taiwan Arrival Date: July 8, 1999
Chinese Name: Pei Li Chien
Children (Age): Bethanie (8), Zachary (6), Joshua (2), Mollie (0)
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Q & A
How God led to Taiwan
Scott: First, through Asian students I met while
in college... then, through a visit to Taiwan where we witnessed
the idolotry and heard the Taiwanese Christians asking us to come
back and help.
Angie: See Scott's answer PLUS... I was very resistant at first, not wanting to leave family, but through Scott's prayer for and patience with me, I quit running from what I know God wanted of me. When I saw people worshipping idols in the temple here, my heart was broken and I knew we MUST come back and share Jesus' love, grace and freedom with these precious people.
Thoughts when first meeting each other
Scott: That girl's boyfriend is kinda big, but I
think I'm faster.
Angie: Man...too bad I have a boyfriend.
Favorite worship song
Scott: Something by Parachute Band, I'm gonna say
"I Fall Down" right now... but I might have to get back to you
Angie: Amazing Love (I'm forgiven, because you were forsaken....)
Most difficult adjustment in Taiwan
Scott: so much rain... I am such a wimp. Oh well.
Angie: Not having a yard....so much air and noise pollution
Most enjoyable thing in Taiwan (not ministry related!)
Scott: Can go to the beach and mountains in the same day.
Not that we ever actually get to do that!
Angie: It's beautiful....when you get out of the city!
Scott: Rom 3:21-22 But now a righteousness from God,
apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the
Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith
in Jesus Christ to all who believe.
Angie: John 14:1-3 Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
Gadget that can't live without
Scott: notebook computer
Angie: kitchen scissors
Scott: Quilting. I am serious.
Angie: I'd love to be able to play piano well (But evidently not enough to spend the required time practicing!!!)
Favorite Chinese food
Scott: Noodles... far and away.
Angie: VERY hard decision, but I'll go with a delicious Pineapple/Shrimp dish
Most craved home country food
Scott: Is Dr. Pepper a food?
Angie: Taco Bell
Nicest ministry memory
Scott: Watching 1st generation Taiwanese Christians
baptizing their sons and daughters into Christ Jesus.
Angie: Our first year in Taiwan, I met a sister with cerebral palsy who lives with her elderly, Buddhist parents and had no one to bring her to church. We started bringing her to church each Sunday and visiting her family regularly. In the following years, several believers have become interested in helping her family in many ways: bringing her to church, working on her computer, sharing Jesus with her parents, providing help when needed, etc. This is Christ's body at work.
Scott: Walking up 11 flights of stairs when the
elevator is being fixed.
Angie: walking/riding my bike all over Yung Ho as I run errands or take kids to the park
Would recommend the book...
Scott: Houses That Change the World, by Wolfgang Simson
Angie: Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers
Toughest adjustment on furlough
Scott: Trying to get in and out of Wal-mart quickly :-)
Actually, it is seeing all the "foreigners".
Angie: not having our own place to live--traveling and living with others for all 4 months!
Nicest thing about furlough (besides family!)
Scott: Sports on TV
Angie: Not being stared at and constantly having my children photographed by complete strangers!
Scott: hmmmm... janitor (3 times), network administrator,
pizza maker (2 times), grocery store seafood/service meat department, plumber,
campus minister, sales manager at a computer store, bank teller,
hotel night auditor, corn detassler and detasslin' tractor driver,
preacher, substitute teacher, furniture deliverer, car detailer,
campus rec center desk worker, quality control at a juice bottling
plant, book sales, newspaper subscription sales, roofer, enough...
Angie: babysitter, grocery bagger, sales clerk at Hallmark, sold cookies at the Mall, sales associate at Victoria's Secret, cleaned Alumni dorm at OCC, hostess at Golden Corral, spoon-fed people at a nursing home, sold lunch-meat and cheese at Hy-Vee, delivered phone books, labor and delivery nurse, newborn nursery nurse
Favorite leisure-time activity
Scott: cycling / reading / XBOX
Angie: reading and scrapbooking
Most proud of...
Scott: Gotta be the wife and kids...
Angie: My wonderful husband and 4 precious children.
Would recommend the CD...
Scott: Ping Pong Over the Abyss, 77s
Angie: Child of the Father, Cheri Keaggy 1996--it's old, but I still really enjoy it!
Desires to grow in...
Scott: knowledge and depth of insight so that [I]
may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless
until the day of Christ... Philippians 1:9-10
Angie: being quick to listen and slow to speak... James 1:19