Author Archives: Melanie

About Melanie

Melanie Morris is a former politico who left Washington DC for the mission field of Central America. She is married to Peter and they have four young children.

Six Things I’ve learned (and love) about Costa Rica in 6 months

Today is a milestone for our family: we have lived in Costa Rica for six (6!) months. The overwhelming feeling of this time is gratitude. I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve here. Living in another culture has taught … Continue reading

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Life Right Now…

We’ve been in Costa Rica for almost three months. It seems both so much shorter than that and so much longer. We’re all starting to slowly adjust. After rolling battles with illness, we are finally all healthy. Hopefully, our immune systems … Continue reading

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At long last!

We’re here. We are finally here!  We left DC with 27 checked bags, six carry-ons, five people, one stroller and a partridge in a pear tree! We made it here with remarkable ease. Our apartment is lovely, we have a ground floor apartment … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Yesterday we painted our house. Today, the house is mostly a neutral gray, the kind of color recommended by our management company so it appeals to the most potential renters. I expected to be emotional. One of the first things … Continue reading

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Two Car, One Car, New Car, No Car

Two cars. We own a van, we own a jeep. One car gone. We weep. Farewell, Jeep! One car. Police come, police look, Police write a report Declare a felony. Poor Melanie! Hooray a rental car to ease pain. Thieves smash! … Continue reading

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Thankful

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Psalm 118:1 Happy Thanksgiving week, all! We have had a busy, full and very blessed fall. I am constantly amazed and humbled by how gracious God is … Continue reading

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Come and Pray With Us

If you are in the DC area, we are having a prayer meeting this Saturday.  Prayer is the single most important and practical way you can support our ministry. We can’t do this without you! We need you praying for us. Join … Continue reading

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