Ministry Location: Brazil, Latin America & the Caribbean

Ministry Focus: Nelson and Lisa are based in João Pessoa, northeastern Brazil, working with Institute One27.

One27 is a local church based institute that works to bring holistic transformation to children and families in needy communities. The Institute also equips young Christian university students and professionals with a Christian worldview to impact society and to be God's agents of transformation through their vocations.

Nelson is also the facilitator of The Disciple Nations Alliance (DNA) Brazil. DNA is a global network of evangelical churches and organizations. It exists to help the church rise to her full potential as God's principal agent in restoring, healing and blessing broken nations. This purpose is accomplished by equipping God's people in local churches to be agents of transformation in society.

Ministry History: Nelson was sent to Canada in 1989 as a missionary/church-planter to the Portuguese-speaking people. In 1994 he completed a Master of Divinity degree from Regent College.