Dave & Jolene Watanabe met on Zoom with our missionaries Sam & Jenny Hanson recently…read & watch the interview below.
During the last couple of years when Covid restrictions diminished many activities in the church, the Hansons saw other ways to serve the community of Aguascalientes by assisting in establishing a rehabilitation and community kitchen center. Currently the recovery program serves 14 individuals who live at the facility. The center provides much needed care and provides an opportunity for ministry to the residents along with their families. The center has witnessed 26 attendees who have been baptized. Currently Sam and Pastor Rodrigo are overseeing the direction for the center.
Along with pastoring their church in Aguascalientes, Sam provides supervision to encourage 3 church plants. With a busy schedule, he has also recently completed his thesis for ThM (Masters of Theology).
Schools in their neighborhood district have recently opened up for in-class attendance. Families are navigating their way into a new environment after having their social and material well-being impacted. Jenny describes the many children who need encouragement and are seeking to have someone that will just love and hug them. A number of families are finding their way back to the church and newcomers from the neighborhood are discovering a spiritual need in their lives to also attend.
Jenny is homeschooling 3 of their 4 sons and is also running a kids club. She loves children and encourages them to grow in their relationship with God. All of the boys enjoy playing basketball and are on teams which compete in the city leagues. Sam and Jenny have a heart to serve God which led them on a journey to becoming missionaries in Mexico. They have always and continue to be open to the opportunities that God presents before them.
The Hanson family; Sam, Jenny, David, James, Joshua and Timmy are thankful for your prayers and support which enable them to continue serving God on your behalf in Aguascalientes, Mexico.