A Pilgrim Arrives Home

Posted: February 11, 2013 in Christian

This post was written by Pastor Matthew whom Nick affectionately called PM. Matthew spent six years as Nick’s youth pastor and since his graduation has been proud to call Nick a friend. It has been written upon the request of Nick’s family.



Life is a journey. That has clearly been what Nick intended to write about here on The Pilgrim Man. The journey he was on as he fought cancer. The journey he was on as He pursued God’s plan for his life. The journey he was on to make a difference in this world. Yet, every journey ultimately has a destination. Nick defined his destination as one day being with his Lord Jesus Christ forever.

While the pain resides with those of us that remain, Nick reached the end of his journey on January 31, 2013. Though we cry and intensely feel the loss, in that moment Nick laid aside all his suffering and experienced the healing he has desired to receive. He has reached the goal. He is now residing pain free with the Lord for eternity.

On behalf of the family, I would like to thank everyone that has prayed for Nick and supported him through this time. Even though his blog here was short in duration, we have been blessed to discover that it was touching lives around the world. Sometimes, as we found out, it was even touching lives of people in the same hospital that had no idea he was just down the hall. As the family is going through Nick’s writings, they are finding things that they will be posting here from time to time that will hopefully challenge and encourage you.

May you be blessed as you continue your journey through life and prayerfully you will make the decision, as Nick did, to make Christ your ultimate destination.


  1. Pastor Matthew. This was awesome! And I pray that there will be more of Nick’s writings on here. Encouragement from one that needed the most encouragement!

  2. Raeann Sprague says:

    I had heard in church that Nick had passed away, I am so sorry for your loss. The few blogs I read were an encouragement to me as I help my daughter who has been battling cancer. I will continue to pray for Nick’s family and I look forward to meeting him in Heaven one day.

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