Colorado State Missions Week of Prayer – Honoring Nicy Murphy
The Nicy Murphy Story:
In 1955 Nicy Murphy, a young, single woman from Oklahoma, became a pioneer servant among Southern Baptists in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.
The Colorado Baptist General Convention was organized in 1956, and Nicy served as the first director of Woman’s Missionary Union for the five-and-a-half state convention. She raised the banner of mission education and missionary support throughout the growing convention. She gave leadership to teaching new believers and young churches the value of being on mission where they lived and extending their influence to all parts of the world.
Nicy retired from vocational missionary service in 1976 and moved to Littleton where she became a member of ARBC. She continued to serve as a volunteer missionary, teaching survival English to Cambodian and Laotian refugees and Chinese adults. She opened her home to internationals for lodging, meals, and Christian love. She retired in 1997 and moved to Guymon, Oklahoma, then to Amarillo, Texas, to be near family.
On November 13, 2012, Nicy Murphy went home to her Lord. The lives she touched for Christ are forever changed. We celebrate her life and the Kingdom impact she has made throughout Colorado, the surrounding states and the uttermost parts of the earth.
Please be praying about how God would have you be involved in this year’s collection, honoring Nicy Murphy. Monies collected support such things as Disaster Relief, Ponderosa Retreat & Conference Center, Gateway Seminary (Rocky Mountain Campus), pastoral care and state missions. You’ll receive a prayer guide on September 2, which not only guides you in how to pray but also explains how the offering is used.