MISSION CANADA CAMPUS WORKER
Ministry Location: University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
Ministry Focus: Campus Ministry
Nelly's heart is for young adults entering into the world of post-secondary education. Nelly grew up in the church. When called to ministry, she wanted to ensure that her calling was real and would be one that would last. She wanted something “different”. She asked God to give her a burden for something she hadn't noticed before and to take her outside of the walls of the church. As Nelly was getting closer to going off to University at Tyndale in Toronto - to pursue her call without having all of the details - God opened her eyes and broke her heart for those who were her peers. She began noticing the drastic drift of her friends from church who had not only wandered away from faith but made life changing decisions during the transition between high school and post-secondary. This burdened her heart and straightened the focus of her call.
Nelly has now graduated from Tyndale, lives in Windsor, Ontario and is a Mission Canada campus worker to the students at the University of Windsor. She is using the Red Frogs Support Network as her vehicle of ministry to love, serve, and reach out to students throughout the school year and during times of high stress. Red Frogs Crews can be found on campuses all across Canada providing support to students in a variety of on-campus activities, including hydration stations, pancake breakfasts, non-alcoholic events, and more. In being available to meet students’ needs in practical ways, Nelly is able to be a consistent presence at the University of Windsor. She is seeing God’s love being shared, harm being reduced, relationships being built, and good conversations happening. Nelly knows that God has her on a track to impact the next generation. She is excited to be in the centre of His plan, doing His work, and seeing His kingdom grow.