Olive Tree Drawing
Original Art by Jake Scott

Jake in Taiwan, next to a statue of his wife's great grandfather, James A. Hunter.

Meet the Author's Son, Artist Jake Scott

I'm a father, a husband, a son, and a person looking for my limits. Whether they are physical, mental, or a bit of both, I am always intrigued by new things. That's why I have begun to draw again.

I enjoy the challenge of creating images that lie in the minds of the people around me. This is not something that comes naturally, so it has been an exciting process to learn. I am looking forward to doing more work in the future.

However, this is not my greatest challenge. My greatest challenge is learning to be a great father. It's nice to be known as a "Renaissance man" or "Jack of all trades, master of none", but it is now time to become a master.

Fatherhood is the toughest thing I have faced and I love the daily, even hourly challenges it brings. My loving wife helps me through this crazy world of parenthood and I thank God on a daily basis for her. I hope I can pass some of the things I have learned over the years to my three beautiful children, and who knows, maybe one of them will illustrate something for me down the road!

James A. Hunter and his wife Maude were lifelong Christian missionaries in China. Both taught at Tunghai University, Taiwan's first Christian university, which was established in 1955.

Professor Hunter's initiative on behalf of deprived villagers became a model for community development through self-help in Taiwan. He is credited with saving four villages on Tadu Hill Ridge - Hsinchuang, Nanliao, Chupo, and Juijin- through the construction of a safe piped water system.

On May 1, 1999, the James Hunter Memorial Park was dedicated in the hope that the community development model he pioneered, and the spirit of Christian love he expressed, would remain forever.