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Douglas & Laura McDonald

Campbell River, BC
Red Soul Rising

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We are excited to be working alongside other First Nations believers who have a wealth of knowledge and a heart to share the love of Christ with youth and their families in the communities they live in.

Douglas, from the Cree Nation, guided in the Rockies at a Christian wilderness youth camp in the 1980’s. Laura also enjoyed the outdoors, and their paths crossed when they met in Bible College. Laura’s heart was in missions and received a Missions/Nursing degree. Douglas received a Youth/Biblical studies degree and they were ready to see what God had in store for them. After getting married, Laura and Douglas worked with Youth For Christ and lived and ministered on the Leq’a: mel First Nation Reserve for 8 1/2 years. During that time their paths crossed with NAIM and they began a new chapter of youth ministry and now live and minister on Vancouver Island.

Douglas is Director of Red Soul Rising, a youth ministry of NAIM, that is committed to enhance youth work in First Nations communities by supporting local youth leaders. Our goal in 2017 is to encourage and gather more youth workers together who struggle on their own with little or no support in the amazing work they do.