2 Nisga'a Youth Journey to South Africa

It was a journey of a lifetime for two Nisga’a Youth that travelled to South Africa in early October.

Brenna Doolan of Gingolx is Ksim Gisk’aast from Wilps W’ii Laxha and Leilani Wright of Gitlaxt’aamiks is Ksim Laxgibuu from WIlps Duuk’.  Both currently reside in Terrace and ventured to Johannesburg, South Africa to participate in World Equip 2015.

What is World Equip?  It is one of the largest religious celebrations where thousands gathered from 65 countries around the world from October 5-9, 2015.  Brenna and Leilani were part of a 26 member Terrace team that represented Canada.

What is so inspiring about the two young women is their unequivocal faith in God. It is their faith that is the foundation of the work they each do in their community. 

Leilani who teaches Sunday school to children at the Rock Christian Community in Terrace attributes herself as, “a Jesus worshipping female guitar player in the making who is thankful God can use her messes for His glory…”.  Leilani is also an Administrator at Skeena Valley Exteriors & Interiors and also teaches at Blue Tree Day Care in Terrace.

Brenna, with a diploma in Sport Science, a Bachelor’s in Human Kinetics and a Master’s in Leadership for Non-Profit organizations from Trinity Western University (TRU) – attributes much of her success to the endless prayers of her parents, and to the mentors who embraced her.  After spending many years away from home to pursue her education, Brenna is now home and happily learning her culture, enjoying the outdoors, and sharing her passion with whomever crosses her path.

While the four day World Equip was a highlight of their trip, their stay in South Africa spanned 3 weeks with a departure from Terrace on September 30 and a return home on October 21.

While in South Africa, Leilani and Brenna also had the wonderful opportunity to do outreach ministries to African children – most living with HIV/AIDS.  While with the children they shared sermons, played games and had fun with them.  They also proudly represented the Nisga’a Nation – sharing their knowledge of Nisga’a language and culture with the many people they met on their journey.

Brenna and Leilani extend their gratitude to Nisga’a Lisims Government for the financial assistance provided to make their journey possible. 

Si’aamhl wilsim’ / Continue to do well Brenna & Leilani!

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