Anthony Nelson – Member of the Board of ILF
My name is Anthony Nelson. I am married to an amazing wife and have three beautiful daughters. All of us love the outdoors, so we feel so fortunate to call the Pacific Northwest home.
Raised in Christian home, there weren’t many Sunday’s that we weren’t sitting in the pew of our local church. At a young age I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, but it wasn’t until much later in life that I really began to pursue a relationship with Him. Despite many years of putting distance between God and myself, I have always had a heart for those in need.
Five years ago, there was a seed planted in my heart for the country of Sierra Leone. I knew nothing of the country, but as I listened to what God had placed on the heart of my dear friend, Cyrus Mafi, I knew I wanted to help.
Fast forward five years. In October of 2019 I had the privilege of traveling to Sierra Leone with Cyrus, Britan, and a team from Impact a Life Foundation to see all that God was doing in the communities they serve. I was so impacted by the joy and hope for the future in each of the communities we visited. There was no doubt that the love of God that was being demonstrated through ILF, was being felt in the people of the communities they were serving. I was touched by that trip and will never forget our experiences there.
ILF provides a great way for me to serve in an organization with a vision that I believe in wholeheartedly.