Nicole Dawn Finehout
Assistant Director & Mini Explorers Teacher
Nicole is child 6 out of 7 and was raised in Mormonism. At the age of 16 she stopped attending church of any kind until in 2007 at the age of 21 her faith was rekindled after she read the book “Boy meets Girl” by Joshua Harris. This led her into a romance with her Savior leading her to a church where God showed her a vision that changed her life. She was born again and baptized.
Immediately after her baptism, she felt prompted by The Holy Spirit to go on a mission in Peru. It took a year of spiritual preparation and saving and in June of 2008 she landed in Iquitos, Peru where she interned through YWAM (Youth with a Mission). She worked for 2 months in inner city witnessing, river ministry and youth ministry. To date she has served in missions in Mexico, Guatemala and Peru working with a wide variety of church, mission, educational & humanitarian groups including Youth with a mission, All for Him, Hearts in motion, El Faro, Living waters medical missions, UNAP & many others.
Upon completing her 2008 internship in Iquitos, Peru Nicole returned home to the US. The next year (2009), she returned to Iquitos for 6 months and worked at the Peruvian University (UNAP) teaching English. Between English classes, she volunteered with fellow missionary & fiancé Osmar, a native Peruvian, in his growing children’s ministry The Sunshine Kid’s Club. Nicole & Osmar married in 2010 and continue to grow their ministry.
In the ministry Nicole is responsible for teaching the Mini Explorers (children between the ages 1-5) Saturday school class, hosting a home cell group, publishing the Sunshine Kid’s Club newsletters, organizing events, programs, classes, making church presentations among other secretarial duties.
In addition to working in their primary focus, the children’s ministry, they continue working side by side assisting a wide variety of mission organizations and church mission teams.