•February 14, 2012 • Leave a Comment

One of the things that has been on my mind since day one of this adventure that we are on has been the insane amount of money that this adoption will cost us! God has blessed us beyond measure every step of the way so far. Many people have given towards our goal and we are so humbled by the generosity of the people in our lives. I wish i could say that we are completely funded but we are far from our overall goal. We’ve been able to make every payment so far but there are some huge payments coming up. I’ve been looking for some ways for us to be able to make some money easily and help us get our child. I’ve even had a little fun doing it all!

Here is a list of other ways for you to help us out financially:

Donate here via Pay Pal: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=GtqBWakoB3w9rFdgQ6ZkdUR4-DInDCRgI-jl5KuwdmiOdw0MPEzLAs5cg1S&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8d4026841ac68a446f69dad17fb2afeca3

Purchase Clothing and we receive a portion of the proceeds: http://www.zazzle.com/darrylandamanda

Buy Coffee and we receive $5 per bag of coffee purchased: https://justlovecoffee.com/nelsonadoption

 Every bit helps! Won’t you consider helping us?



Encouraging note

•January 27, 2012 • Leave a Comment

I love when things like this happen! Today I received an anonymous note from an 11th grader thanking me for the message I preached yesterday. This is the stuff that keeps you going in ministry!


Life Hurts…God Heals!

•January 4, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Tonight we started a new small group series with our Jr Highers.  It was a simple discussion of the emotional scars and pains that we incur during this life and how to deal with them.  I was encouraged and slightly disturbed by the response.  I was encouraged because as a youth pastor it seems like I picked a series that is hitting the mark.  As a person who cares about Jr High students i was disturbed by how much pain and suffering our students are going through.  I ask that you would join me in praying for our students as we wrestle through these lessons for the next couple of weeks.

Adoption Struggles…

•December 21, 2011 • 1 Comment

My wife is way smarter than me…she is also way better looking than i deserve!  We are fulfilling the stereotype of Youth pastors’ wives being way higher on the hottness scale than the youth pastor.  anyways…we are in the process of adopting a child from Thailand and my wife wrote an amazing post yesterday that literally made me swell up with tears and pride!  I wanted to stand on the street corner and shout…YEAH THATS MY WIFE!!  here is a cross section of what she wrote…

  One other thing I’ve been praying about quite a bit lately is the reaction of our friends throughout this process. Yes, on the outside all our friends say they are supportive. However, there are different reactions to different things people don’t agree with. Anything from our decision to adopt from another country instead of America right down to the way we have to raise money to cover the cost. I wrote a blog about why we chose to adopt from a foreign country earlier. In a nutshell… because God asked us to. This is His plan for us not His plan for you.

I love this WOMAN!!  check out the rest of the post and/or blog here: http://nelsonadoption.blogspot.com/

Please be in continued support of us…if not financially…please continue to pray for us and our child that God has already pickd for us to adopt.  And if you dont understand…just ask us…we would love to explain our hearts!





Too Old For Youth Ministry!?

•December 20, 2011 • 1 Comment

Thanks to Doug Fields (www.dougfields.com) for posting this.  DON’T LET ANYONE EVER TELL YOU YOU ARE TOO OLD FOR YOUTH MINISTRY!

Christmas Craziness

•December 16, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Well one of the busiest weeks of the year is here.  It’s Christmas Pageant weekend here at Anchorage Baptist Temple.  I would personally like to invite you all to the showing that start tonight.  Tonight and tomorrow night the show starts at 7pm and Sunday night it starts at 6pm.  If you have never been to the pageant I would really encourage you to give it a shot.  It is open to all in Anchorage…even if you’re involved at a nother church.  The show consists of some “secular” Christmas music, a storyline that presents the Gospel, and the real story of Christmas…Jesus’ Birth.  I will be singing a solo with the ABT Choir and my little guy, Gavin will be playing the role of “Little Flying Santa”…thats right…we have a flying santa!!

Gavin would love to have you come check it out!

Jr High Christmas Party

•December 14, 2011 • Leave a Comment