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Trinna and I are so thankful for your interest in what God is doing through us. We believe Jesus has called us to help people see how He loves them, chooses them, restores them, and has a purpose for their lives.

His call in our own lives has led our family to invest in God’s kingdom in churches, on the street, in prisons, in communities, and in several nations. It has led me to write three books and two workbooks (so far), and create many materials to help people in their walk with God. It has led us into full-time ministry and we wanted to document some of that story here.

We hope you’ll check out Our Ministry Story below for some highlights of what God has done over the years. Mainly, we hope to encourage you to follow God to the best of your ability, and that’s what our ministry is all about. God and You and Me is about how you and I can join with God so that His will is done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:9-13).

We would also love it if you would consider how you can be a part of this ministry God has given us. We are thankful for whoever wants to join with us, whether through prayer and/or financial support. To get an idea of our recent ministry you can read some of our newsletters here. Be sure to also check out the rest of our website as there is a lot of free resources to help you in your walk with Jesus.

The video below is an interview between us and Pastor Randy Harvey on Missions Sunday 2023 at The Crossing Church in The Woodlands, TX. More than learning about the first year of our ministry in Rome, Italy, we hope this video will encourage you to follow God wherever He leads you. Trust us, His plans for you are better than anything you could do on your own.

We want to have a good connection with all of our Ministry Partners and make sure our supporters really understand what we are doing. The best way to do that is to schedule a time to meet you over video chat to share the ministry vision and financial goals God has given us. If you’d like to schedule a time to connect—please contact us—and let us know you want to meet.

Trinna and I have the responsibility and privilege to raise all our personal and operational expenses to be able to sustain and grow this ministry God has given us. We would be so thankful if you would allow us to share the vision and financial goals the Lord has laid before us. You may or may not be able to join my family and invest in these adventures, but it would be an honor to share our story with you—and see what God is doing in your life!

To schedule a time to meet us over video chat, click here: CONTACT US

If you already know you want to be a part of the eternal change God is working through our family’s obedience—prayerfully consider the options below.

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Our Ministry Story

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December 2014—Calling to Preach

One morning, as I was confessing my sins to God, He surprised me with a clearly spoken word that changed my life. “Preach My Word.” Ever since that moment, Trinna and I have pursued the call He has placed on our lives. Within a year of God speaking to me, we started serving at the Crossing Church and I preached my first sermon in a prison where I continued to serve for the next 7 years.

Apartment Ministry Easter Event

May 2016—Calling to Local Outreach

Trinna thought it would be wonderful if the Lord’s call would take us to another land for His kingdom. While I was agreeable, my heart wasn’t ready. But God has a way of helping us take baby steps, and He led us to move our family in to an apartment community in The Woodlands, TX with the goal of transforming it with the gospel. We held events, invited people to church, prayed for and helped our neighbors, and shared the good news about Christ.

GOD is HERE and accompanying workbook

January 2017—Calling to Write

At the beginning of the year, I was doing a devotional on Isaiah 43:19 which says, “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland (NLT).” I asked God what new thing He wanted to do with me and I heard Him clearly say, “Write your book. I am going to make you a writer.”

In 2018, I published my first book, GOD is HERE and shortly after I published a supplemental journal/workbook. In 2020, I published my third book Healing is Here. In 2024, I published Fullness of Joy that Only Comes with Salvation and it’s workbook, which is the beginning of a new series I am writing on discipleship. I’m thankful to have been able to give away over 65,000 ebooks in 55 countries and counting!

Bitter-Sweet Goodbyes

Pastor Randy of The Crossing Church recognizing our call

February 2018—Calling Overseas

Almost two years in to our focus on local outreach, we could feel that God was preparing to make another change in us. We began asking Him to tell us our next steps. That’s when He told me to go into the land He would show me. I talked with my Pastor, but I couldn’t answer his question of where God was calling us.

Within the week, at a prayer meeting God spoke Rome to Trinna as she asked Him where He wanted us to go. We had never thought of even vacationing in Italy, let alone seeing it as a mission field, and Trinna wasn’t sure if it was God who spoke. But without her telling me what she felt like God had said, He confirmed Rome to me in a vision one week later.

Preaching at a church in Latvia

September 2018—Missions Training

The only thing was we didn’t know when God wanted us to head to Italy, so we started asking Him what our first step was. We felt like God put on our heart some missionaries we knew, James and Shannon Doherty, who had served in India and Amsterdam with three small children. We met with them and talked with them about a school they had started to train missionaries and get their feet wet. So we ended up taking that first step into foreign missions by leaving our comfort zone, packing up our bags, and moving to Dignata’s School of Justice and Transformation in Montana.

Trinna speaking at a school in Latvia

The school which was run and taught by former and current YWAMers ( Youth with a Mission) combined equipping and outreach in Montana, Germany, Latvia, and Amsterdam. During this season, we joined with Dignata in their mission to help orphans and prostitutes to be freed and protected from modern-day slavery while sharing the power of the gospel and discipling those who put their trust in Jesus.

Missions Sunday at the Crossing Church

December 2018—Getting Ready

We completed Dignata’s training school and began praying for more direction. God confirmed His whisper of Rome into our hearts, and then connected us with some people in Italy. We thought we were ready to go, but God wanted to continue working on us, transforming us, and preparing us to move to Rome.

Immigrants to Italy

We began to learn of the need for the gospel in Italy. Out of the 80% of the population who claims to be Catholic, only 20% attend mass on a regular basis, the non-catholic church is considered to be a cult by many and is only represented by 1.1% of the population.

There is a stream of Unreached People Groups coming into the country which is a wonderful opportunity for the gospel. But that also means the fastest growing religion over the last several years has been Islam.

 
 

Haha, this graphic aged quickly, make that 2022!

It took us 4 years to get to Rome, but God didn’t waste a second of that time. As we prepared to move our family, we worked locally in sharing the gospel and making disciples.

Ordained by The Crossing Church

April 2019—Training in Evangelism and Discipleship

I always knew the importance of sharing my faith, but I didn’t have a good way of doing it, and honestly I felt insecure. Beginning in April 2019, Trinna and I were trained in simple ways to share the gospel and make disciples with the goal of multiplication. These tools are meant to be reproducible for kingdom expansion—and are tools missionaries are using around the world to help the people they lead to Christ also become workers in the harvest field.

Gospel sharing on the street

The great commission tells us to “Go… and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I (Jesus) commanded you (Matt. 28:19-20 NASB). We must go to others, not only ask them to come with us to church. We need to accept our responsibility to disciple people in the ways of Jesus, and train them to train (disciple) others who will also obey what He has commanded. This is how the church grows and every believer can be a part of this eternal change.

Baptisms at apartments in Houston

This was a season of sowing into our local area by practicing these methods of sharing the gospel, discipling, planting churches, and raising up leaders. At the same time God was taking us deeper in Him, training us for the battle ahead, and refining us.

Nichols Family in Rome

We made it to Rome!

July 2022—Our family moved to Rome! 

Introduction at ICCR

With the help of the Crossing Church and many supportive believers we were able to leave everything in the U.S. behind and move to Italy with the goal of expanding God’s kingdom. Pastor Lawrence and Pastor Asangika from International Christian Church Rome helped us immensely with getting settled in. Their amazing international church (with almost 40 nations represented) welcomed us with open arms and made us feel like family.

Trinna Preaching to Youth in Italy

The pastors said we didn’t need to do anything to repay them, but they offered for us to help them disciple and reach out to youth and young international adults in the city, as well as support their group of young leaders.

Giving Bibles at the University

We ministered at the church in special events and conferences, through preaching when invited, assisting the youth leaders with their services, planning and leading young adult services, and in many other areas when asked.

Worship and Preaching on the Street

We also did different types of evangelism in Rome—like the street evangelism we did in the United States (with prayer and gospel presentations to individuals), handing out tracts and Bibles, and leading worship and preaching on the street.

Poster for ministry in Ethiopia

May 2023—Crusade in Ethiopia

In 2023, I was invited to be a part of evangelism and a crusade in Ethiopia by Apostle Epherem Lindgren and Pastor Lawrence. Despite that the location we went to is known by evangelists to be one of the hardest to reach, over 90 people gave their lives to Jesus. Many more heard the gospel and were touched through evangelism and the gospel crusade. This was a wonderful experience and I learned so much through this opportunity.

The first night of the crusade

What’s Next?

While all of this has been wonderful, we do not want to settle into anything unless God has explicitly told us to. So we have continued to ask God to help us know and walk in exactly what He has called us to do. We believe that Rome is for a season, but God hasn’t told us how long that season will be.

Street evangelism in Ethiopia

We have received some hints and things that the Holy Spirit is brewing in us, and we are trusting that He will lead us. God has good plans for us all, and He desires to reveal those plans even more than we want to receive them!

To read our newsletters since moving to Rome Click Here.

If you would like to be a part of the eternal change God is working through our family’s obedience—prayerfully consider the options below:

Support Us Financially

Click below for One-Time or Monthly Recurring Tax-Deductible Gift:

Written Check, Wire Transfer, and Other Options:

You can write checks out to Axia International and include Nichols / #125 on the memo line. Please mail to Axia International, 13121 Louetta Rd, #1075, Cypress, TX 77429.

Contact Us for instructions for using Zelle, ACH ,or Wire Transfer.

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