Angie & Scott Pagel

Angie and Scott (22K) Scott & Angie Pagel met in the class registration line at Ozark Christian College before the fall 1990 semester. They were married August 8, 1992.
Angie Pagel
Birth Date: November 23, 1971
Home Country: USA
Home Town: St. Louis, MO
Taiwan Arrival Date: July 8, 1999
Chinese Name: Pei An Jie
Scott Pagel
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 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!

Favorite scripture

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

Desired talent

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.

Exercise program

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!

Previous jobs

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