The Caudles' Story
Rich and Heather served as missionaries in China for two years. During that time the Lord gave the Caudles a heart for the Chinese people and culture. Since then, the Lord has guided them to Taiwan, where they work on staff at YWAM Taipei (Youth With A Mission). The Caudles desire to reach the lost, strengthen the existing church and equip future missionaries in the Chinese-speaking world.
Rich and Heather have been married for 13 years and have three kids: Kaitlyn, Hudson and Charlee. Currently they are studying Mandarin in order to reach the Taiwanese and Chinese-speaking world in their own language, leading the CLLT (Chinese Language Learning Team). The Caudles also run a coffee shop called the ROCK, where they offer free English lessons and drinks to people in the community. The coffee shop provides an excellent opportunity for people on short-term mission teams to participate in evangelism.
Taiwan is slightly smaller than Maryland and Delaware combined. The country’s median age is 38.7 and their fertility rate is among the lowest in the world. Concerning religion, over 90% of Taiwanese people see themselves somewhere on the spectrum of Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism and Taiwanese folk religion.