Introducing Branson and Hannah Sanders
Last summer we were able to start a new work in Harrison Square apartments with our two summer missionaries. After they left, we were praying for someone to continue the ministry that was begun. With the help of Lakewood Baptist Church, the Lord brought to us Branson and Hannah Sanders. Just married in June, Branson is a 2014 graduate of Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland where he has a degree in Christian Studies. Hannah will graduate from the same school in May with a business degree. Along with Branson and Hannah came two other members of their team, Nikki Cross and Ashley Martinez. Together they have ministered to the Harrison Square Community since last September. They have two services that are run their each week. On Sunday morning they have a weekly Bible Study and worship time called Ignite, and on Wednesday afternoon they run an after school program for the kids called Shine. Their after school program grew to run almost 50 students each week. Overwhelmed with the numbers, Nikki spoke to her missions professor at Truett and was able to get the help of several Truett students. Pray for this team as they continue to look for ways to build relationships with the people of Harrison Square. Also pray for Branson and Hannah as they prepare for the addition of a son, Gad, into their family come May.
UPDATE: After graduating from Truett-McConnell College, Hannah gave birth to a beautiful son, Gad. She and Branson have moved on to pursue ministry in Douglasville, GA. They did a great job while they were here, and they will surely be missed! We will pray for you Branson and Hannah!
Nikki Cross graduated from Truett-McConnell College and has left for Fort Worth, TX to attend Southwestern Seminary. We will be praying for you, too, Nikki!