|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.
Andrew received his very first Passport in January. Now he can travel to exotic place like
Indiana and Tennessee!
California Trip In January... Andrew's Mom And Morro Bay!
Andrew and Beck flew down to California in January, touching bases with Andrew's mom and
visiting Beck's brother, his wife and their grand daughter in Morro Bay. Additionally, Andrew
got in a little kayaking. Originally the plan was for Andrew's sister Reba to join in the visits but
she was under the weather with a cold. She is poised to join in on the next visit, slated for
Andrew's mom continues to do exceptionally well and Beck's brother, Andy, continues his
Shepherding avocation (the goats by the old fuel tanks in Morro Bay are much thankful) and
both he and his wife Wendy enjoy as much time as they can with their grand daughter!
Also while in town they payed a visit to Beck's mom's old church and took photo greetings to
bring back for a later visit to Hillsboro.
50"? Naw! 70"? Way Too Small! Andrew and Beck Upgrade To
Those who have visited us in the past may recall our living room "faced" back toward the
backyard deck. That changed in January when the room was flipped to face the stone wall.
Other features included in the flip was the end of our DirectTV service (saving a cool $1200 a
year)... the tossing of our little 40" TV and the instillation of a 100" projection screen with a
trusty digital antenna attached, providing us with more free TV than we have time to watch!
Awesome Time With Beck's Mom!
In February, Beck and Andrew buzzed down to Hillsboro to visit Beck's mom. They are happy
to report that she is doing very well both in health and socially, keeping a busy calendar full
of card tournaments, bible studies and other activities. Both Beck and Andrew counted the
trip, which encompassed February 14th, as one of their best Valentine's Days in recent
Who Is That Lovely Young Woman?
You may notice a lovely young woman about our house these days. Yes, Beck is a lovely
young woman, but I speak of the other lovely young woman, Laura. Though she's not new to
our house... she's been with us for a year now... she has become much less reclusive and is
blossoming in new found "socialness"! We're kind of proud of her giving up some of her
former hermit ways! Keep up the good work Miss Laura!
New TMI Episode
Andrew released his latest TMI episode on his Youtube channel: McNieceVideo. A deviation
from his trend toward humor, in this latest offering he discusses his hypothesis on the origin
|Andrew on Facebook
|Andrew's Skype ID:
|And no website
update is complete
without Lexy's foot!