The Hanson Family – Sam, Jenny, David, James, Joshua & Timothy
Serving in Aguascalientes, Mexico
How to reach us:
We are missionaries in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Aguascalientes has a population of one million, with the main religion being animistic Roman Catholicism (Catholicism mixed with the ancient superstitious religions of the area). The city is number one in the nation for suicide, teen pregnancies, single mothers, domestic violence, and alcohol consumption. Our main ministries are the church, Seminary, rehab center and short-term mission trips—working to equip others to bring Christ to the lost.
We now have 4 churches that Sam helps oversee. The church our family attends is the one we have been serving the last 13 years. The church is becoming more self-running in that we have a core group of believers that are involved in helping or leading different ministries in the church like the worship group, small groups, Sunday school, and evangelistic ministries. Sam is working with some of these people, helping them grow in their abilities to study the Bible, teach, and lead in these different ministries. Rodrigo and Gris, a couple from our church, are working with a new church plant on the outskirts of the city in a needy neighborhood. We have a small group of believers that are meeting in another location, but currently don’t have a pastor or leader so several people from our church are helping with preaching and singing while we find someone to head up this new church. Sam is also helping start a rehab center with Rodrigo and Rafael. Sam assists in the logistical aspects and in preparing Bible studies for those in the program. Rafael also started a church with the interns, their families and some families from the town.
Sam loves to teach and equip others to study the Bible and be able to teach it to others. Our vision for the Seminary is to train lay people and pastors to be better teachers, pastors, and leaders in their churches with a desire to reach Mexico and our world for Christ. We also enjoy hosting mission trips and exposing them to what God is doing here in Mexico and giving interns the opportunity to use their gifts and passions to make a difference in the lives of others through the different ministries that we serve in.
Thank you so much for your prayers that open doors for us to serve more people here in Aguascalientes, Mexico!