When Joshua and Shallyn Hanson first met, she was looking for an opportunity to get involved in missionary work and he was leading Jesus Loves You, a traveling ministry that used a convoy of funky busses to tour the country sharing the good news of the gospel. Once heavily involved in New Age religion, Joshua came to the Lord through the hippie lifestyle and spiritual experiences that culminated in him literally running a bus into a church (the present day International House of Prayer in Kansas City). Together they began living the life of traveling missionaries.
Their family grew with their itinerant life. They welcomed their first son while preparing meals for homeless children in the woods. They eventually settled into their family farm in Kansas, and enjoyed the novelty of having a more stable nest to raise their children.
In Kansas, they began Kingdom Promotions, which organizes indie-Christian events and helps ministries and non-profit groups do creative fundraising by staffing nationwide events, including everything from NASCAR and PGA Golf, to college football games and state fairs.
Today they enjoy this season of life at Nomad’s Land, which combines their years of experience and their dreams for the future. Joshua still leads outreaches into the woods and the parking lots of shows, allowing them to remain connected to a traveling, missions-based lifestyle. While on the land, Joshua likes nothing better than to make all his calls from the seat of the tractor or the disc golf course, while Shallyn prepares meals and sets the stage for the many events hosted at Nomad’s Land. They have a heart to see people connect relationally, and long to encourage others in their spiritual walk.