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August 13, 2011

I’ve got BIG NEWS!!!

First I want to thank my good friend Sharon for her awesome idea and her help making the video! And Danielle for going to San Francisco and letting me record the video. (I’m not a videographer)

Nicky\’s Announcement

We spent hours getting the pictures, quotes, verses, video clips in just the right spot then texted Jeramy who was upstairs with their youngest daughter to have him go get a CD out of his car. I specifically wanted a song he wrote for a campaign we have going for 2011 at FCC. Well, we think he fell asleep. So Sharon thought that Out on the Water by Caitlyn Turner would be a good song. So we plugged it in to wait for Jeramy!

I was in TEARS!!! Really!?!?! Only God could work it out so that boats show up when the chorus comes up “Step out of the boat into the water when you ask me to” “When the daylight is fading and the darkness lingers” the night shots show up. I could not have done that if I was trying!!!!

So now on to the reason for the BIG CHANGE!!

On May 28th I got a call from Ken McKinney. He asked me to consider joining him and his wife in starting a church in San Francisco. I was kinda shocked. ME?? You want me to join you? I’m not a teacher, a preacher… A leader??? WOW! What a huge decision!

I just happened to be at Chuck and Barbara’s new home with Linda Boyd celebrating her birthday with Jeannie Conklin and Michela. I got off the phone and was stunned! Told Michela about the phone call and she was so excited! All I could think about was moving and leaving FCC and my life in Solano County. So sad and scary! I am not much of a fan of change!!!

I asked a few friends to be praying for and with me.

On the weekend of Father’s Day June 18 & 19 I went to the McKinney Family Reunion in Santa Cruz. I pretty much told Kenny YES!!

Then my dad died and I had to leave for a few weeks. Now life is back to normal! I go to SF each Sunday after First Christian’s service go to New Community‘s service at 5:30 pm.

God is so funny! He is SUPER fast!! Once I said yes and I looked online at a church’s classified section for rooms / roommates and in one day I got a response about a room. He has opened up an amazing opportunity! I will be moving on Sept. 3. Everything is going so fast! Sometimes I just kinda start freaking out but then just remember that this is going to be so amazing for me and God is in all the little details and has it all under control!

For the last 8 months I’ve been hearing the theme of GO! These sermons and many other factors have prepared me to be able to say YES!

I am a missionary! I don’t have to go very far! I am giving up the comfort of $200 a month rent in a gorgeous home with a family that I love dearly and loves and accepts me! I am leaving a church I’ve gone to for 25 years this October! I am leaving my comfortable life: to love on the people of San Francisco. To join a family who has a vision to brings God’s word to a lost city!

This is HUGE! And so exciting! And overwhelming! So many emotions!

I feel like this is a PERFECT fit for me! A good move. I know that God is orchestrating every decision I’ve made.

Please celebrate with me!

13 Comments leave one →
  1. Jaycee Boyer permalink
    August 13, 2011 9:22 pm

    Wow! Nicky! SOO excited for you! And thankful for Facebook 🙂 because I know we’ll get to see each step of your journey! So awesome that you are stepping out in obedience and I’m thrilled to see all the ways He’s going to bless your decision!! You are such a great example for all of us! We will miss you so much but we know He’s got great things in store for you and the people of SF!! -The Boyers ❤

  2. Cheryl permalink
    August 13, 2011 9:34 pm

    Moving is never easy, ‘leaving’ even more difficult, but one thing I’ve learned in all the leaving I’ve done is that you get to keep the best parts of everywhere you’ve been with you forever AND you get the blessing of seeing up close and personal how God is faithful when you believe him and step out in faith!!! I am truly celebrating with you and like Jaycee said, we’ll be watching facebook for the updates!

  3. Vivian permalink
    August 13, 2011 9:58 pm

    Very exciting adventure Nicki, you go girl.

  4. Debbie permalink
    August 14, 2011 1:16 am

    Nicky, Good for you! It sounds like the beginning of a great adventure! I know from experience that where ever God leads you he will make a way for you. It is so exciting when he shows up and leads you day by day in a new place! I am sure you will be blessed, stretched and grow. I am a little sad though selfishly. I was looking forward to getting to know you better. I will see you on Facebook.

  5. August 14, 2011 6:58 am

    So so excited for you! Praying continually!!

  6. August 14, 2011 9:12 am

    First of all, you ARE a teacher, a preacher and a leader….I can give you tons of instances of all 3 but I’ll just give you a couple!

    Teacher…you may not realize it but you “teach” those sweet little ones every sunday, you “teach” people how to do the little things to you but that are the big things to us ie my entire wedding LOL!!!
    Preacher…you may not remember that night nearly 12 years ago when we had the conversation about God’s expectation about relationships by I sure do and it changed me from that moments on!
    Leader…you lead those around you every single day – Michela was right on when she mentioned that all you had to do was look to your FB page to see the love (and leading by example). The page you set up for Randy had been LEADING people towards a closer relationship with Christ through their prayer walk alone!

    Don’t ever question yourself again…you are an awesome Teacher, Preacher and Leader!!!

    Okay, I’m done…I love you!!!!

  7. August 15, 2011 10:47 am

    Thanks for sharing your update! Exciting to see how God continues to work through your life!

  8. Jeanette permalink
    August 15, 2011 4:53 pm

    I am with Lori…..I believe that God requires us as followers to be teachers and preachers. That does not mean that it is in front of a class room or at the pulpit on Sunday. You have been and will be the light that God desires you to be. I love you and will always be praying for you. Remember that once you leave your “comfort zone” you open yourself up to God’s amazing powers… will be so blessed.

  9. Jessica permalink
    August 15, 2011 7:59 pm

    I am more excited for you than I can tell you. And so overwhelmed I cried. I wish I had your strength and courage. I love you so much, and I will hold your hand through this, and more than happy to help you with this move. Love you sister. With ALL of my heart, and more than the stars above.. (so I WIN!!) hehe

  10. Sarah permalink
    August 29, 2011 10:58 am

    Hey Nick Nack.. I am sooo very happy for you! This totally will be change but if I know one thing about you, your faith is so strong so I know that with GOD on your side that nothing can go wrong! GOD truly has opened some awesome doors for you and i think this is so exciting and just another exciting chapter in your book of life! I dont doubt one bit that adventure will be nothing more than success! I am so excited for you and hope that you will keep my posted on your journey, you are truly an awesome woman! Love you!

  11. Alicia Sanchez permalink
    September 2, 2011 12:49 pm

    I was wondering what was going on with you Nicky. I am so happy for you. You are truly blessed!

  12. October 8, 2011 9:49 am

    Are you settled in?

  13. May 1, 2012 8:10 pm

    Dear Nicky,

    I miss hearing your thoughts and seeing your beautiful work. Will you post something again soon?

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