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November 2012 - Introducing YWAM Nelson

It is with much excitement that we officially introduce you to one of our newest ministries, YWAM Nelson, located in the mountainous Kootenay region of BC in the town of Nelson. After months of discussion, the Canadian Leadership Team (CLT) gave approval to the YWAM Nelson team this past May. Seph and Tracey Russell are spearheading this new ministry along with their co-worker Kelle.

Nelson Aerial View

The community of Nelson is very beautiful, nestled in the mountains and situated on Kootenay Lake. The town of Nelson is comprised of an eclectic and “spiritual” mix of people, attracting many seekers from all walks of life. Seph and Tracey have been living and working as full-time missionaries in Nelson for the last two years and are so excited about all that God is doing in and through their lives.

Commissioning YWAM Nelson

Seph reports, "This has been a time of serving the community, building relationships, filling in gaps, encouraging the body of Christ, and praying...praying...praying. We have been privileged to see God awakening His body into a deeper relationship with Him."

Seph & Tracey RussellUnlike other places in Canada, Nelson offers unique ministry opportunities, in that many people migrate to Nelson seeking healing and answers. New Age and alternative lifestyles are very prominent but the team desire to see Jesus lifted high and for people to find their answers in Him.

YWAM Nelson is currently supporting local ministries that reach out to the poor, high school students, children and hurting people. They are directly involved with helping widows, children’s camps, bible studies, music ministry, prayer at City Hall, evangelism, young adult discipleship and short term missions trips. They are also looking forward to NIKO in the spring as well. Even though the task at times is daunting, Seph says, "We are madly in love with Jesus and desire everyone to run this race as hard as they can. He is so worth it all!"

If you are ever in town, please stop by and chat with the YWAM Nelson team. They would love to see you. Thanks for your prayers for the ministry of YWAM Nelson. We look forward to hearing all that God does in the lives of the people of Nelson as well.

Please contact them for more information.

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