THE Nelsons

Matt + Catie + Hope


We have been living in Cambodia since 2012. It was after a 10 week internship in 2011 that we felt that our passions and the needs of Cambodia collided in a way that would honor God and be a part of bringing His Kingdom to Earth. Just 6 months after the internship ended we were living in Cambodia, fully funded and we have been here, with the Lord’s provision ever since.
We have learned a great deal about the Lord and how He desires to draw each one of us unto Himself. We have run a restaurant as a social enterprise, run an English school, led devotions, Bible studies, discipleship groups, spoken at youth events and church, seen lives transformed, learned the language and started a family. But God is not finished with us or Cambodia yet.
Our hearts are set on building up the Cambodian church so that Jesus may be glorified to the utmost in this corner of the 10/40 window. Our mission is to train and disciple Cambodian young adults in the truth and power of the Word of God so that the Cambodian church can stand on its own in the near future. We believe that opening up our home is the best way to accomplish this task as we model what God has done in our life as well as teach the Bible, spiritual development and life skills to small groups and individuals. Join us in what God is doing in Cambodia. Visit us at or email to receive our quarterly newsletters.
“But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved.” Ephesians 2:4-5