Our Story



Holly Muir & Trena Campbell, Founders


Taiwan Xi En started as a dream discussed by two friends while on a morning walk—a dream that was soon forgotten in the busyness of everyday life. Little did we know at that time that God had planted a vision in our hearts and that He would bring it to fruition. God, however, did not forget the seed He had planted, and with patience and grace, He led us to open a home for unwed mothers, the House of Hope.  Once the House of Hope was established, God gradually broadened the vision for this ministry to include caring for orphans and processing adoptions.*   Currently, we are able to assist families by meeting with them and providing counsel and caring for their babies in our licensed orphanage.  


Our name, Taiwan Xi En (台灣希恩), means “hope” (希望) and “grace” (恩典)—two simple words that can change a life.


The story behind each smile of our adorable babies is truly all glory to God as each child has come from a difficult place and been introduced to Xi En where they can begin to live life in a safe and loving place.  The heart of the ministry is one to serve the people of Taiwan.  Loving the families and helping provide hope and guidance as they walk down a path of grief and brokenness wondering what to choose next.  The organization loves and cares for the babies, giving them a home-like environment in the orphanage to encourage the babies to feel as secure as possible.


Our prayer is that the promises of Scripture will be evident in the lives of the women and children whom we serve as they understand that God has plans to prosper them and to give them “a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11) and that the God of hope can fill them with “joy and peace” so that they will “abound in hope” (Romans 15:13).


*While we have processed adoptions in the past, currently due to government changes in adoption policies we are not processing adoptions at this time.  We are in the process of applying for adoption agency status so that in the future we can find forever families for the babies in our care. We feel this is very important.


The Story of Taiwan Xi En - Extended