An Emphasis on Family: David and Becky Nelson

A longtime missionary couple explains the importance of winning and keeping their children’s hearts.

In this enriching episode of Cloud of Witnesses, we delve into the nearly four-decade-long ministry journey of ABWE missionaries Dave and Becky Nelson, who devoted their lives to mission aviation and administrative roles in the Philippines. For Becky, missions wasn’t just an overseas endeavor but started right at home, focusing on raising her children in the faith. As the years unfolded, the Lord led them from aviation to administration and even pastoring, always prioritizing family unity. Through all the shifts in vocation and location, Dave and Becky remained steadfast in their calling, illustrating that wherever you are, God will utilize you in his grand plan.

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Alex Kocman

Alex Kocman is the Director of Communications and Media for ABWE. He serves as general editor for Message Magazine and co-hosts The Missions Podcast. After earning his M.A. in Communication and B.S. in Biblical Studies, he served as an online apologetics instructor with Liberty University and a youth pastor in Pennsylvania, where he now resides with his wife and three children. He was also Director of Long-Term Mobilization for ABWE from 2016-2020. Read his blog or follow him on X/Twitter.