Sep 4

Fall Prayer Letter

August 4, 2017 Wedding

Wedding:

Our daughter, Rose was married to Mike Elmore on August 4.

Prayer Letter:

See our most recent prayer letter for information about weddings, travel, ministry, and other events in our lives.

Jun 24

Moving Down in Life

Matt was recently appointed to a new role in Baptist Mid-Missions as the Asia-Pacific Field Administrator. However, this ministry will be based out of Taiwan, rather than returning to work from the Home Office in Cleveland, OH. His region of oversight extends geographically from Russia to the southern tip of New Zealand; it includes India, […]

May 9

Meet the Graduate: Rose Hanna

Our daughter, Rose, graduated Friday from Bob Jones University with a degree in Biblical Counselling. Congratulations Rose!

Rose Hanna BJU Grad, May 6, 2016. Click the image for more photos.

Feb 5

Earthquake Update

This morning at about 4 a.m. local time, Marla and I were awakened from sleep by a strong earthquake. Here is the official notice sent out by AIT (the American Institute in Taiwan is the Taiwan equivalent of the US consulate):

On February 6 at around 4:00am, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake and series of aftershocks […]

Aug 9

Typhoons and Other Trifles

We haven’t blown away. Typhoon Soudelor made international headlines when it struck Taiwan on Saturday. It was a powerful storm with strong winds and torrential rain that passed directly through the middle of the island. The weather channel reported that one location in the mountains NE of Taipei received 52 inches of rain. Another report […]

Apr 23

Tenth Anniversary of Cornerstone Baptist Church

CBC 10th Anniversary

On Sunday April 19, 2015 we celebrated our tenth anniversary as a church.

History of Cornerstone Baptist Church

In July 2002, American missionaries Matt and Marla Hanna moved their family to the DzwoYing District of Kaohsiung with the goal of planting a new Baptist Church. With God’s help and leading, and […]

Oct 25

2015 Annual Bible Reading Calendar

Plan early!

I hope that you have a habit of reading the Bible regularly. If you need help staying on track, I have posted the new Annual Bible Reading Calendar for 2015 on the ABR (Annual Bible Reading) page. Pick up your copy early so that you will be ready to begin the new year […]

Apr 8

Lillian Tolly Homegoing

Lillian Tolly

Marla’s Mom, Lillian Tolly, went to be with the Lord Sunday evening, April 6. Marla was able to be present and help to care for her during the last two months of her life. She passed away peacefully at home after a long illness. Her funeral will be held on Friday. You […]

Apr 1

Baptismal Service

Three individuals received baptism after morning worship at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Sunday. In the last two weeks, two families and three individuals have been added to the church by either baptism or statement of faith. In spite of all that has been taking place in our family, Christ is continuing to build his church. […]

Mar 4

News and Prayer Requests

I will be leaving from San Francisco to return to Taiwan this evening. Thank you for your prayers for our family, and especially for my mom during this major transition in her life after my dad’s passing. Marla is still in Michigan. She was originally scheduled to return to Taiwan at the same time as […]

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