|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.
Weeks Turn To Months In Oregon
Beck continues her work in Hillsboro giving support for her mom. The bulk of this year has
been spent there and her return date has not been set. To help bridge the gap, I am now
making periodic trips to Oregon so we can share face time and will continue doing so until
she is able to join me in Washington.
Flight To California
In March I was able to make a quick trip to California to visit my sister and mom. Both are
doing well and my mom is down right miraculous! She was experiencing no memory issues at
all and was so sharp mentally I would have thought she was 15 years younger!
Laura Butters Joins Us
House resident Terry Butters' daughter, Laura, has joined us for a season and among other
things, is slated to be the chief Lawn Mower! Those of you who know my love for lawn and
yard maintenance (as in "I'd rather drill a hole in my eye than mow the lawn"), can probably
imagine how much I welcome her support!
I've taken up cooking and have gone a bit crazy reorganizing the kitchen. The new pots and
pans hanging board is just the beginning. Soon to come will be under the counter storage
and a new spice rack. Already procured is a shiny new electronic pressure cooker I'm getting a
ton of use out of! Oh! Oh! And I've just discovered ceramic knives! Yes!!!
Barb MacPhereson Shindig Slated!
If you are a Barb MacPhereson fan, mark your calendars for July 12 at 4:pm, when we will be
hosting a "Greet and Share" time. All her friends, enemies and stalkers are invited to attend!
Reba McNiece-Casey Coming In June!
On June 9th my sister Reba will be flying in from California for a week. Among other things we
are planning a trip to Leavenworth for sight seeing and then to Condon Oregon to harass our
New Car Fitted!
The spiffy new car is nice but it lacked a critical piece of equipment for hauling the kayak... a
rack. After looking at commercially built options that ranged from $275 to over $800, I decided
to build my own. For a little over $50 in parts I was able to build a removable rack that will get
me on the water starting a little later this month!
In Beck's absence, the Martin's continue to open their home to me, letting me play with the
kids and crash for the night. They also continue introducing me to foods I never knew were
intended for human consumption. Just a few nights ago I was served the neck of some
unfortunate animal! Learning HOW to eat it was as much fun as actually enjoying the flavor!
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