Fern Nichols is a former elementary school teacher and founder of Moms in Prayer International, formerly known as Moms in Touch International. Their mission is to encourage moms to gather together in prayer for their children and their children's schools. The ministry has grown throughout the years and is now in over 140 countries. Fern is also the author of five books, including Prayers from a Mom's Heart, and Mom's Little Book of Powerful Prayers. She has traveled across the globe teaching, speaking, and training women to pray effectively. Fern and her husband, Rle, have been happily married for over 50 years. They have four grown children and many grandchildren. Ty Nichols is Fern and Rle's oldest son and has worked closed with his mom's ministry as a public speaker for many years.