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Ellsworth church backs Haiti relief effort after quake

The UPS Store in Hudson donated free shipping of the donated goods collected by Crossroad Community Church in Ellsworth for Haiti earthquake victims' relief. Submitted photo

With the parents of a pastor and his wife who've long ministered in Haiti among their congregation, the members of Crossroad Community Church in Ellsworth are providing relief to that earthquake-stricken country.

Pastor Terry Nelson, the son of Gordy and Gloria Nelson and a local native, left Ellsworth 28 years ago along with his wife Cary to help the mostly poor Haitian people, according to Lauren Holladay of the church here. They have a church there with about 1,500 members and close to a half million people depend on them. The name of their ministry is Light Ministries Inc.

"Crossroad Community Church became involved because we are linked to the Nelsons through our missions with Light Ministries," Holladay said about Crossroad's Haiti quake relief effort. Pastor Terry comes to the Ellsworth church a couple of times a year to visit and preach, so the members have a special relationship with the couple, she added.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Feb. 3.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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