|A Little About Us
Welcome to the McNiece family website. The McNieces have been married for over 35 years and in 2012, purchased a home with the intent of providing
hospitality, and a community living environment.
They previously ran the Christian Community Living Center in Lynnwood. For 15 years the CCLC was a community home opened to those in need of
emergency housing. People stayed for anywhere from weeks to years. Over time the house specialty became single moms and woman in stressed
marriages, though there were single dads and whole families who joined the CCLC Family over the years. As time went by it became evident that some
level of counseling training would be beneficial to help meet the needs of the residents. In the late 1990's, Andrew & Beckie attended the Basic Prayer
Counseling Training course offered by Elijah House. Afterward they had an opportunity to teacher assist in a second basic school, and after that concluded
they maintained a full counseling schedule for the next year. Since then they have provided lay-counseling services on an as needed basis for those
referred by word of mouth.
Other involvements include Andrew and Becks joint development of curriculum and leading the Sunday morning Junior High School program at
Lynnwood Neighborhood Church for 10 years; Beck's involvement in Children's Ministry, Administrative and Office Support, Intercessory Prayer and
the development of E-Pray email prayer chain ministries at Family Life Center and Living Hope over 15 and 6 years respectively. From 2004-2007, Beck
and Andrew led Power Alley, a home fellowship group that stressed Fellowship, Worship, The Word, Prayer and Outreach. Over the years, Andrew has
participated in four Worship Teams in various support roles, and also occasionally leading worship. Andrew has also authored over 80 songs.
Beck is currently a home health care provider for Companion Care. Andrew has a background in Law Enforcement and is very happily employed.
Andrew is also a Ham Radio Operator at Technician's level with the call sign K7AXZ.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BECKIE!
July 31 marked the big 61 for Beck and we celebrated with a variety of birthday dinners out, a
new storm door and an overnight getaway. We had such a good time I suggested she have
birthdays more often. She did not support that idea!
Barb’s shindig, while lightly attended, gave us an opportunity to catch up with the latest in
her life and eat good food at the same time. Way back when the three of us pondered teaming
up to buy a house. As it turned out, we diverged a bit with her moving to Tennessee where for
now she is focusing on family and her own recently purchased home. Congrats Barb! It was
so good to see you and we’ll see you there next time our GPS goes seriously on the fritz!
SECOND PADDLE OF THE SEASON
Kayak expedition 2 took place in the Deception Pass area and involved a cursory investigation
of a yet unidentified island. Though currents in the area made for more work getting there, the
landing zone and trail made it well worth it. Due to time constraints only a fraction of the
island was explored. Hopefully a day trip can be made so the entire island can be walked…
possibly next season… or… if time and opportunity allow, a longer trip can be made this year
before the kayak is mothballed for the season.
Andrew headed for the hills of northern Oregon on a solo hike around Multnoma Falls. It was
a return trip having briefly driven by the area with Beck and his sister Reba a couple of
months back. On this longer stay he was able to take advantage of both a nice hike and a few
photo ops! He also added a note to self: Next time bring extra water and snacks!
Additional stops after exploring the falls included the Stonehedge War Memorial and a few
derelict sites in the high desert!
NEW TMI PRODUCTION!
A new TMI production was rolled out on Facebook, our Youtube channel McNieceVideo and
right here on this site called Five Things You Lose When You Age. A three minute comedy, it's
simply intended to amuse... and maybe disgust!
NEW SECURITY FEATURE
For Beck's birthday a new security feature was added to the house. We had a storm door and
electronic lock on our first house and loved it. We loved getting it installed before the summer
REFI AND PENDING SALE
We made the decision to refi the house again, this time rolling in a payoff on our fifthwheel.
Our plan is to sell the fifthwheel and hopefully use the proceeds to pave our driveway and
parking area. Then next spring we home to begin the process of replacing our storage sheds.
It seems there are always new and creative things to spend money on with a house!!
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