Meet Hannah!

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Today, we’re going to introduce you to our fifth Summer Missionary, Hannah.

To recap from last week, each year, MissionLab hires a team of 8 college-age guys and girls to serve with us all summer.

These SMs partner with MissionLab for 9 weeks of ministry and help facilitate easy communication between the leadership of the groups and MissionLab. They are also there to minister to the campers–because even though our MissionLab participants come here to serve, it is our prayer that the Lord works in their own hearts as well.



What is your name?

Hannah Lynn Trahan

How old are you?


Are you in school? If so, where, and what are you studying?

I go to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and am studying elementary education.

Have you been to New Orleans before?

Tons of times. I’ve lived about three hours from the city my whole life, so the daycations were frequent!

What made you want to work for MissionLab?

MissionLab models that there is so much more fulfillment in Christ when you share Him through serving others than there is in just comfortably keeping Him to yourself, and I absolutely love that. I want to work for MissionLab to encourage others of that truth and to believe it even more myself.

What’s one thing you’re looking forward to this summer?

I really just can’t wait to get my feet wet in all sorts of urban ministry. I love the heart and spunk of the people of New Orleans, and I’m excited for the opportunity to meet Jesus in what He’s already doing in their lives.

What’s your favorite genre of music?

Late ‘90s/Early ‘00s pop music is my JAM.

What’s your favorite movie?

It really depends what mood I’m in! If I want to cry or sing, it’s Les Miserables; if I want to be nostalgic and recite every line, it’s The Parent Trap; if I want to laugh, it’s Anchorman.

What’s your favorite food?

It’s a close tie between pulled pork tacos and my dad’s chicken and sausage gumbo.

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you?

A couple summers ago, I was recruiting for the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at UL’s new student orientation. I was just doing my thing, talking to all these strangers and being an extrovert, no big deal. Well, at some point in all this, I bent down, and right as I did it I heard this super loud pop. The skinny jeans I was wearing had literally ripped from belt loop to mid-thigh, and the gasps I heard from behind me were a mortifying indication that everyone around me was aware of this, too. Fortunately, some stranger loaned me his jacket to wrap around my waist, but it wasn’t before everyone around had caught a glimpse at this awkward situation that’d unfolded. Although it was embarrassing, I also thought it was mega hilarious and laughed really hard at myself in that moment!

Do you have any hidden talents?

I can ride a unicycle and can touch my nose with my tongue.

Who would win in a fight: a horse-sized duck, or 10 duck-sized horses? Please provide very specific reasons for your answer.

Easily a horse-sized duck. For one, ducks’ ability to fly already gives it the advantage of just flying out of a horse’s reach, so there’s that. For two, a horse-sized duck could easily squash those duck-sized horses under its feet. For three, birds are just terrifying animals in general (my personal phobias are coming out here), so I feel like just the sheer terror of seeing a horse-sized duck would be enough to scare off those duck-sized horses.

If you could use any quote to sum up your life, what would it be?

“I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” -Vincent Van Gogh


Please remember to keep MissionLab in your prayers as we get ready for the summer. Also be praying for the groups who will be serving in the city and for the people they will come in contact with.

If you’re bringing a group to serve with us this summer, we can’t wait to serve with you!

If you aren’t yet signed up, it isn’t too late. Simply call us at 1-877-TRY-MLAB or send an email to [email protected]