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Laxg̱alts'ap is a Nisga'a Village of approximately 474, in the Nass River valley of British Columbia, Canada.  

It is one of the four main villages in the Nisga'a Lisims, the formal name for their territory, and is situated on the north side of the Nass River between Gitwinksihlkw to the east and Gingolx to the west. It is approximately 24 km from where the Nass empties into the Pacific Ocean at Nass Bay. Road access is via the Nisga'a Highway.  

In the Nisga'a language, Laxgalts'ap translates to "village on village"-- the current village was built on the site of a much older one.   The older village at this site, known as Gitxat'in, was destroyed by fire.  

Laxgalts'ap got its English name of Greenville from Methodist Missionary Alfred Green, who was based here in the late 19th century.   When God sends you somewhere you can be sure you will meet God there.  

On February 5, 2014, this is exactly what happen. The Laxgalts’ap (Greenville) native village invited us to have a spiritual revival experience with them - to worship, pray, and to share the Word. Regardless how busy our lives and schedule are - we have to say YES to such an invitation!   Our lay Pastor from the All Nation Centre, Ron Dame; shared how sin affected our lives and we became rebellious towards our heavenly Father. This cause a separation between Him and us and worse it created an emptiness; emptiness that we are trying to fill. He directed us to the One and only that can bring us back to our heavenly Father. The One that become a bridge for us to cross. The One that reunite us with our Dad. His name is Jesus, He died for you.  

The second part of this revival, Pastor Wedson Devil used Peter’s sermon (Acts 2) making us realize that we are the one who crucified Jesus Christ. We are the one who rejected Him; we kicked Him out of our lives, our communities, our churches, our homes, our families. We can blame whom ever we want for past offences, but the reality of the matter is we are the culprit, we killed HIM.    

Like the Jews in Jerusalem from every nation under heaven; they were cut to the heart and said “What shall we do?” Both appeal from Ron and Wedson was to “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(Acts 2:38).”    

Please pray with us for this field where God has sent us. Jesus' message is powerful and He was the focus of the whole revival service.   The people of Laxg̱alts'ap are making plans already for us to return --- and an invitation to hold a similar revival service in the nearby native village Gitlaxt'aamiks.    We could ask you for financial help and manpower resources which is badly needed in northern British Columbia, however the most important need we have is for you to join us in prayer for this mission field.  

By Wedson Devil, Pastor for Terrace Seventh-day Adventist Church. All Nations Centre Adventist Church, Kitimat Adventist Fellowship and Gitxsan Adventist Fellowship.
 Laxg̱alts'ap Revival Service

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