Rachelle Nelson

Student Missionary for 2018-2019, serving the Central Thai people of Thailand.

Hi there! My name is Rachelle. For the past three years, I have been teaching at a small Adventist church school in northern Minnesota. Recently, however, I have sensed God’s call to “reach the unreached.” It is with great anticipation and humility that I will follow the Lord’s leading to teach music in Khon Kaen, Thailand this coming school year. I covet your prayers and greatly appreciate your support!

Frontier Stories

Lessons Learned at AFM SM Training #1

“In order to be good at something, you have to be willing to start out bad.”

By: Rachelle Nelson
January 29 2020, 2:49 pm | Comments 0

A Front-Row Seat

Ministry is the greatest concert you’ll ever see. Sitting in the front row, you get to be part of the action. I feel privileged to have the seat I do, to watch God’s love at work and even have a little splash onto me.

By: Rachelle Nelson
March 01 2019, 9:48 am | Comments 0

Newsletter #5: Refreshed By a Forced “Vacation”

I served previously as a volunteer English teacher in Vientiane, Laos—just 3 or 4 hours away from Khon Kaen.  Unfortunately, it took a while for me to be able to go over for a visit.  But it finally happened two weeks ago!!  I realized at the end of November that my Thai visa stay would expire on December 3.  The plan had been to get an extension on my current visa until I had what I need to get a different type.  But when we went to the immigration office, I could not get the extension.  So a visa run to Laos suddenly became necessary!  So my friends, this is the story of how a two-day visa run trip turned into a week-long vacation visiting friends.

By: Rachelle Nelson
December 16 2018, 1:26 pm | Comments 0

Newsletter #4: Baptisms, Motorbike License, and Loi Kratong Festival

As I write this, it is Friday after Thanksgiving.  I hope you had a wonderful holiday filled with family, friends, and good food, and that you had a chance to reflect on the blessings of God throughout this past year.  I have much to praise God for over the past year.  In fact, it was about 1 year ago (two days before Thanksgiving 2017) that I first became aware of the call for a cello teacher to Thailand.  I am so thankful for how God has led over the past year, and I know that whatever uncertainties I am facing He will continue to lead.  Last Sabbath, I had the opportunity to share a little of my story with our international church family by giving the sermon.

By: Rachelle Nelson
November 23 2018, 1:23 pm | Comments 0

Newsletter #3: “Missionaries Are the Kindest People in the World!”

A church camping trip, country-wide Adventist teacher meetings, and kindness going a long way.

By: Rachelle Nelson
October 30 2018, 2:19 pm | Comments 0

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