Partners Apart (for now)

Thanks for being partners with us, the Nelson clan, as we follow God’s leading from the sunny shores of California’s Central Coast to Southeast Asia!

The Sun Is the Same, In a Relative Way…

…but we are older. This was us one year ago today – younger, tired after being up until 2am and then having to get up VERY early. Freshly dropped off at Sky Harbor International Airport (I defy anyone to name a more beautiful airport name) in Phoenix to begin our long-awaited departure towards a new…

First Teaching Gig!

The bywords of living overseas are adaptability and flexibility. These are essential just to handle all of the changes in culture and ways of doing things one encounters regardless of where they decide to move to. They are also essentials for my unique position in the Southeast Asia Region, as I’m deployed as a regional…

Goodbyes

In just under two weeks we’ll celebrate our 1-year anniversary of our arrival in Medan. Hard to believe it’s been a year. Also hard to believe it’s only been a year! We’ve met a lot of people in this year, and continue to meet new folks regularly which is a joy and blessing. But there…

A Social Sunday

Today was pretty social for us. Gena got to talk with her friend Hotline after worship, and was joined by Laura, an ex-pat serving with another organization here in Medan. In the evening we were able to finally meet people we’ve heard about for a long time – James and Tika. James has been serving…

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