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Who is Nicy Murphy
Nicy Murphy is a pioneer servant among Southern Baptists in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. She came to Colorado during the early years of Southern Baptist history in this region.
Nicy served as the first director of Woman’s Missionary Union when the Colorado Baptist General Convention, comprised of the five and a half states, was organized in 1956. She raised the banner of missions education and missionary support throughout the growing convention. She led in 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. Her influence continues through all we do today.
The Colorado Baptist General Convention chose Nicy as the person of example to represent the spirit of our state missions offering and prayer emphasis. Her name means ‘missions’ when translated by her life experience in Colorado.
Nicy retired from vocational missionary service in 1976 in Rapid City, South Dakota, and moved to Littleton where she served churches and missions in Colorado. As a volunteer missionary, she undertook the task of teaching survival English to Cambodian and Laotian refugees at the Brentwood Center and to Chinese adults at her home church, Arapahoe Road Baptist, in Centennial, Colorado. She opened her home to internationals for lodging, meals, and Christian love. She worked faithfully in her local church teaching and ministering. She retired from volunteer missionary service in 1997 and moved to Guymon, Oklahoma, to be closer to her family.
Because of her service and her legacy Colorado Baptists are richer and stronger. What a joy and a privilege to have our state missions emphasis associated with Nicy Murphy.