Sabaneta Missions
Declare His Glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples! ~Psalm 96:3

Our Family

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.   ~ Joshua 24:15

Meet the Nelsons:

Jay is a certified history and special education teacher. He loves sports-
both playing and watching and learning about history. He enjoys teaching other believers about how God can use them
right where they are and discipling new believers to become disciple makers.
Read his testimony here>>

Courtney is a National Board certified
early childhood educator. She loves
singing and reading. She enjoys
ministering alongside other women
as they grow in the Lord together.
She is homeschooling Caroline and
Jude and everyday is an adventure
in teaching them new things, but
knows her most important job is
pointing them to Christ and leading
them as they grow in the Lord. 
Read her testimony here>>

Caroline loves playing the violin, playing
the piano, and singing. She is quite a
talented artist. She enjoys reading
Nancy Drew Mysteries and learning
about Science. She never meets a
stranger and becomes best friends
with you as soon as you meet. She loves
God and is an awesome kid. 
Read her testimony here>>

Jude loves sneaking and eating candy, watching old Mickey Mouse cartoons,
and playing with toys. His favorite
books are anything by Eric Carle or
Dr. Suess. He is learning new things
​every day and is always making us laugh.

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​​Frequently Asked Questions>>

Our Beliefs

For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes.  ~Romans 1:16

Simply put, we believe the Bible
instructs us to do 4 things:
Love God
Love others 
Share Jesus 
​Make disciples

To read more about what we believe,
click here.


our  Call  to  Serve

The LORD has done great things for us! We are filled with joy!  ~Psalm 126:3

In 2010, we began a journey with two other couples. We committed to read together and discuss God's Word and our walk with Christ together. It was a journey filled with so much sanctification. We felt God drawing us closer and closer to Him. He had bigger plans for us. He was calling us to be missionaries. God called Jay and I separately during this study. We immediately felt the excitement and confusion that came along with this call. We shared with our friends that God was calling us to serve overseas and they celebrated with us. We didn't tell anyone else for a long time, knowing that we wanted God to work out the details. He moved us back to our hometown, which seemed so odd since it coincided with Him calling us to serve overseas. We now see His hand moving in the details. He brought us back here and to our home church to continue to grow us, to confirm His call for us to go and serve, to take us to the Dominican Republic and show us the need, and to prepare us for what is to come.
While we were in the Dominican Republic, we saw the many needs of the community of Sabaneta. They need Jesus. They need a church. We saw the need for the Gospel to be proclaimed among the people who lived there. This began the journey that we are now on.