When Joshua and Shallyn Hanson first met, she was looking for an opportunity to get involved in missions and he was leading Jesus Loves You, a traveling kitchen in a caravan of funky busses touring the country sharing "the good news". Once very involved in New Age beliefs, 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)! They married and their family quickly grew! They kept up life on the road for a while, but eventually settled into their family farm in Kansas, and enjoyed the novelty of having a more stable nest to raise their children.
Years later 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 in Alabama, working at Nomad Homestead Supply and traveling in the winters and summers to Gatherings. Joshua and Shallyn lead outreaches into the woods with Jesus Kitchen, pass out bibles and free food in the parking lots of shows, staying 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, and Shallyn and the kids help with hospitality and events hosted at Nomad’s Land. They have a heart to see people connect relationally, and long to encourage others in their spiritual walk.