As another year winds down, we would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for your prayers, encouragement and support throughout 2013. We hope you experienced a blessed Christmas, and we pray 2014 will prove to be your best and most fruitful year yet knowing and serving the Lord Jesus. He alone is worthy of our very best!
This year was personally a difficult year for our family. You may recall that I suffered a totally unexpected health challenge in May. I am thankful for the many prayers that went up before God's throne on my behalf. Many people have recently enquired how I am doing. I have been recovering well and it's expected I will be back to 100% soon.
Many blessings have come about because of this experience. It helped us to prayerfully rethink the structure of Asia Harvest, resulting in us being an even more streamlined ministry, more focused than ever before on doing all we can to see the most unreached people groups in Asia hear the Good News and experience the transformative power of the Lord Jesus. The highlight this year was the many new Asian evangelists we began helping through the Asian Workers' fund. At the start of 2013 we supported 359 evangelists among 172 different ethnic groups. By the end of 2013 the reach of the project has more than doubled and we are now privileged to support 756 workers among 378 unreached groups.
The world continues to be an unstable place, and we are thankful and privileged for every day we have to serve the Lord Jesus in Asia. The harvest continues to be reaped in many previously unreached areas of Asia, and we realize we could not achieve any of this without your prayers and involvement.
For our Soon Coming King,
Paul Hattaway & family, and co-workers at Asia Harvest