The Hanson Family – Sam, Jenny, David, James, Joshua & Timothy
Serving in Aguascalientes, Mexico
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We are missionaries in Aguascalientes, Mexico working alongside of Jeff & Shenny Walker (Jenny’s parents). After graduating from Moody Bible Institute and getting married, we felt God calling us to serve Him in Mexico. He has opened up many doors for us to serve Him since then.
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. We have three main ministries—church, Seminary, and short-term mission trips—working to bring Christ to the lost. We are working with a young church plant, having between 40-50 people attending on Sundays. To help build up the church, we have evangelistic events like movies and kids clubs and studies. To build up the believers, we offer discipleship Bible studies or try to plug people into cell groups, meet once a week to pray for each other and the different ministries of the church, and equip others how to preach and teach God’s Word to others. We are excited to see the church growing and more people getting involved in serving, teaching and preaching. We enjoy our Seminary ministry, aimed at preparing people to serve God in their churches as teachers, leaders, and pastors. Sam teaches one night course each semester and occasionally gives morning classes to several dedicated students for 1-2 mornings a week. We are excited about teaching lay people, current pastors and Lord willing future pastors and teachers how to study and teach God´s Word more effectively to others. We also want to instill in the students a heart for reaching the world with the Gospel. We would like to take our students overseas to give them exposure to another country and mission work. We are excited to see where God leads us as we prepare others to serve Him. We enjoy hosting interns and mission trips and exposing them to what missions is and what God is doing here and how they can get involved in missions whether going themselves or enabling others to go. Thanks for your prayers!