Hanne Larson Interview (Straight Ahead Ministries)

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Scott & Hanne Lanrson

 

Each month, I.BSound Pro interviews a different local business owner, organization, or public figure to feature in our newsletter.  This month we interviewed Hanne Larson, Vice President of Straight Ahead Ministries.   Enjoy!

 

 

What is your organizations mission?

"To see Jesus Christ transform the lives of juvenile offenders". Here in Worcester, we are working on giving the youth, who have been through lock up, guidance, as well as job skills,and help them pursue their for visions for their lives. We believe, through a relationship with God, the youth can reach their full potential.

How did you get involved in this line of work?

While i was in college, I felt prompted by God to work with youth at risk, but never envisioned actually going into the facilities. 34 Years ago, my supervisor at the ministry i worked for wanted me to start a bible study in a juvenile detention center in Minnesota. At first, i said no. But because he persisted, i had to go. On the way there i had a conversation with God, telling him i couldn't do this. He said to me "i know, but i can". Upon arrival, 32 out of 36 kids where at the bible study. God showed up, it was the most incredible experience of my life. On my way home that night, i thought to myself, "I'm doing this for the rest of my life".

When you where a kid, did you think is what you would be doing?

I wanted to be clown. At a birthday party once, we all had to dress up as circus characters. I was a clown and everybody thought i was funny. So that was my dream

Describe yourself in three words.

Passionate, loving, and faithful.

What are three positive traits you wish you had?

I am not courageous, organized, or disciplined

What is something most people don't know about you?

I was born in Denmark. Danish is my first language.

Interview by Tiffany Dubois

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