Author Archives: Peter Morris

Losing the missionary I’ve known all my life

Even after becoming a believer and sensing a call to full-time ministry, being a missionary was never really on my radar screen. But throughout my childhood my life was profoundly shaped by a missionary and friend, who also happened to … Continue reading

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Hope, leadership, and a wall

In January 2009, Melanie and I experienced one of the most memorable moments of our time in Washington DC – the inauguration of President Obama. No matter what you think of the President or his policies, it was unquestionably an … Continue reading

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The wires or the wonder?

Costa Rica is – undeniably – a beautiful country! When we share with individuals and churches in the US about our calling to serve here, we often encounter what I call the “Groupon Getaway Effect.” When people think of Costa … Continue reading

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Celebrating in a foreign land!

  It started when we’d only lived in Costa Rica for 13 days. Our family took a bus downtown. We found a taxi and managed the Spanish to get to the Children’s Museum. When we arrived, we made out the word … Continue reading

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An unpleasant experience and an opportunity

Today is Father’s Day in Australia. And it was this time a year ago that my family encountered a closed minded neighbor who verbally abused us while we were on a walk with a new born Benny. However, in the … Continue reading

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First day!

Today Sam had his first day of kindergarten! In some ways, it was not unlike the same day a year ago. He posed for We tried to get him to pose for a photo, we did special breakfast and after school … Continue reading

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One year of Ben!

After a LONG wait past the due date, on the evening of July 21, Benjamin Elliott Morris burst into the world with a lightning fast labor of only 75 minutes! Since then, our family has been through many changes – … Continue reading

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