“But the earth will be filled
with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord,
as the waters cover the sea.”
Rev. Susan S. Chen is the Founder, President, and lifetime volunteer of Spring of Water International Ministries (SOWIM), a non-profit Christian organization. Responding to God’s specific calling – giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater (Isaiah 55:10), SOWIM produces top-caliber biblical learning resources in Chinese, English, and Arabic for the edification and maturing of all those who seek the Lord.
Rev. Chen graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2014 with a Master of Arts in Theology, with an emphasis in Biblical Studies and Theology. She is grateful for opportunities to serve as a Bible teacher and guest speaker at churches around the world. At SOWIM, Rev. Chen served as chief editor and co-author for the Bible study sets on the books of Esther, Ruth, Ezra, Judges and Job, and as author for the Bible study sets on the books of Joshua and Nehemiah.
Ivy was born in Shandong, China and baptized in the name of Jesus Christ in 2009. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of East Angeles (UK), majoring in Film and Television Studies. In 2014, she graduated with her MFA in Television, Film and Theater Production at California State University, Los Angeles. Over the years, Ivy has been engaged in media research, filming, post-production through a variety of projects. She wants to thank God for the wonderful opportunity to work at Spring of Water International Ministries and serve God in the area of multimedia.
Shengya, who grew up in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China, graduated from Taizhou College of Nanjing Normal University majoring in Business English. Shengya has a lively and cheerful personality, likes to make friends, pays attention to nutrition, and has three playful and lovely parrots. Through the Ruth video on the SOWIM YouTube Channel and the study guides published by SOWIM, Shengya finally found the meaning and direction of her life. Therefore, she made up her mind to follow Jesus Christ and was baptized in 2022 to become a child of God. Shengya diligently reads the Bible and studies theology on weekdays. It is her heart’s desire to have the words of God become a lamp to her feet and a light to her path.
After earning his Doctorate in Systematic Theology from the Taiwan Theological Seminary, Reverend Chuang has served as the Senior Pastor at the Presbyterian Church of Taiwan in Pandin and Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at the Taiwan Theological Seminary.
Passionate about engaging the media for Christ, Reverend Chuang an active op-ed columnist at the Christian Tribune and preacher at GoodTV Taiwan (Formosan programs). Driving all of his endeavors is his lifelong vision to engage God’s people in the critical movement to return back to the Bible.
After completing her undergraduate and graduate degrees in French and French Literature, Denise attended the Chinese University of Hong Kong EMBA program, where she developed a strong interest in marketing. Denise brings over 10 years of professional experience in global boutique marketing and enjoys analyzing marketing strategies across different industries. Called by God, Denise was baptized in 2011 and joined the SOWIM team in 2021. As Denise entrusts her future to God, her prayer is to wait on God with an obedient heart, to lay down her fear, and to follow Him with courage and boldness.
Phoebe just graduated from Tamkang University’s German department. By faith, she joined SOWIM to become a church builder.
Samuel is from Taiwan, he studied at the Department of Visual Communication and Photography in Tokyo. He is willing to sow seeds to fulfill some of the things Jesus told before he left.
Angel graduated from Taiwan Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in Taoism and the Department of Sociology of Tunghai University. She likes thinking and understanding and has aplanning personality, but she finds that life is actually an adventure and is always not in the plan.It is God who gives us the testimony that “all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to his purpose.” She hopes to know herself on the basis of knowing God, to think about others with Christ as the center, to learn to recognize where the world needs the gospel, to be grasped by God’s words, and to live out the meaning of creation.