Nicki Smith & Catherine Patterson started the ministry in December 2015 with a call from God & a burning passion to share Jesus, the Messiah, with backpackers.
Hi, I'm Nicki! I grew up in Oregon, USA with a love for the outdoors and a desire to see the world someday. God's love & truth pursued me and I became a follower of Jesus while at university. After Uni, I joined YWAM in New Zealand. God took me deeper as I grew to know Father's love, joy, faithfulness and His heart for the nations.
During my time with YWAM, I discovered a people group that I am deeply passionate about: BACKPACKERS!!! My interactions with these world travelers has shown me that they are open, on a journey to find truth, and seeking Jesus, the Messiah. I have a heart for this people group and a vision to see them transformed by God.