The Hanna family (Matt, Marla, Luke, Rose, and Beth) have served with Baptist Mid-Missions as missionaries to the island nation of Taiwan since 1987. Explore the links at the top of this page to learn about our family, field, and ministry.

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Did You Know?

  1. ...that Kaohsiung Harbor is the third largest container shipping port in the world?
  2. ...that Kaohsiung's Tuntex Sky Tower is ranked 15th tallest building in the world?
  3. ...that Taiwan is the 2nd most densely populated country in the world after Bangladesh?
  4. ...that Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world when it was completed in 2004 and is currently ranked 2nd tallest?

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Jan 16

Winter Prayer Letter

As of December 28, Matt and Marla have returned to Taiwan. Please see our most recent prayer letter for a report about our recent travels and ministry (posted on the drop-down menu at “Staying in Touch” >> “Our Prayer Letters”).

Religious Masks of Thai Buddhism

Religious Masks of Thai Buddhism

Oct 13

New Bible Resources Available

Annual Bible Reading Calendar

Pastor Hanna’s Annual Bible Reading Calendar for 2018 has been posted on the Annual Bible Reading page.

Gospel of Matthew Bible Interpretation Chart

Additionally, Pastor Hanna’s chart on the Gospel of Matthew is now available for viewing, printing, or download.

Sep 4

Fall Prayer Letter

August 4, 2017 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.

May 20

May Prayer Letter

Lots has happened in our lives over the last few months. Half of our regular furlough is complete. Matt and Marla are now back in Taiwan for about 6 weeks. We will be back in the US in July to complete our furlough by reporting to supporting churches in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.

Read our newest prayer letter here!

Mar 7

March Prayer Letter

Our March prayer letter is now available here!

Cornerstone Team

Nov 2

November Prayer Letter

I haven’t been posting much lately. That means we have much to report. You can read or print our newest prayer letter here.

Our church recently visited the Bible Museum in Pingtung. We enjoyed a great excursion and gained some spiritual benefit as well.

Cornerstone Bible Museum Outing 10/29/2016

Cornerstone Bible Museum Outing 10/29/2016

Jun 24

Moving Down in Life

seasia(3) 1976X1512Matt 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, South-East Asia, the Far East, Oceania, and Australia, and it incorporates several Creative Access nations.

The focus of this new ministry is to provide encouragement, spiritual care, and oversight to the BMM missionaries in this region. By remaining geographically close to these missionaries, he will be better able to understand and minister to their needs.

Matt & Marla’s local church planting ministry in Taiwan will continue. While there will be some adjustments to their local responsibilities, they plan to remain vitally involved in the ongoing growth and development of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Kaohsiung Taiwan.

Jesus reminded his disciples that he who would be greatest must be servant of all. In the economy of God’s kingdom, we move up by going down. Greatness is not measured by how many people serve us, but by how many people we serve. Please pray for Matt and Marla as they elevate their level of service to God’s choice missionary servants.

Jun 24

June Prayer Letter

Our June prayer letter is now posted online for your viewing pleasure.

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

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

Mar 7

March Prayer Letter

A lot of good things are happening in our church and in our family right now, which is to say, A LOT IS HAPPENING! This means that Marla and I are facing extra stress and have greater need of your prayers at this particular time. We have posted a new prayer letter on our Prayer Letter page to keep you informed about the prayer needs for our family and church congregation. At your convenience please read it, print it, and share it.


Cornerstone Baptist Church’s future building location

CBC new building location

Cornerstone Baptist Church’s future building location