Coordinator, SEAL Nepal Leadership Training Centre
Hanson has officially been serving with SEAL since January 2016. Prior to his full-time service with SEAL, Hanson was our Nepal liaison for evangelism and missions efforts in the eastern region of Nepal.
- 2005, B.S. Divinity, Berean Baptist Bible College and Seminary in Bangalore, India
- 2010, M.S. Mission, Peoples Baptist Bible College and Seminary in Kerala, India.
I grew up in a Christian home. But I was Christian in name without work and faith. I only appeared to be well mannered to my family, friends and others. I was only religious with knowledge of God, but not a personal relationship with God.
I spent most of my life doing the things I liked. I never saw anything wrong with spending time on the things that interested me. I made the most of every moment for fun, comfort and pleasure. It was my life. Why not do what I want? Interestingly, Ecclesiastes 11:9 says, “Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.” I was living my life, enjoying the things I liked and confident of my own basic goodness.
Then one day in 2000, October 9th, I attained a Youth Camp conducted by Thangal Naga Baptist Association. I listened to a preacher preaching attentively, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23), “…ye shall die in your sins; for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins” (John 8:24), “ But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:7-9) and “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved…For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:9-13).
It was then that I understood that I was a sinner. I needed a Savior because of my own sin. Jesus died for me–not just for other people. That day I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and I was very thankful and happy that I understood and I was spared from a wicked lifestyle.
Call to Ministry
My prayer: Lord, I do not know how you can use me, but I am willing to be used. You can take me to anywhere, where you need me. I will go. Lord, help me to know where your needs is. And I am ready to go where you want me to go. But, Lord if your presence go not with me, I am not going and don’t send me.
Prayer Answered: Many of my friends and family asked; why do I want to go to Nepal and spend my life and energy there? When there is much to be done in our country. Many have said you can do a lot of good here. Why should I go when there are such hardships and inconveniences? The only answer I have is that I believe this to be God’s call upon my life. God’s call has been certain.