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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I was the lion!

During our first month in Costa Rica one thing has been clear. God had been preparing me for this for a long time. While I haven’t undergone a cross-cultural move of this magnitude before, I have moved to the United … Continue reading

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What a difference a year makes!

May 18 will always be a special date on our missions journey. It was the date last year that we invited our church family to join us for a dinner at Roger & Caroline Lee’s to hear our plans for … Continue reading

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Surprised by my first year on Facebook

A year ago today, I joined Facebook! When I came to the United States in 2001 there was no Gmail or any kind of permanent email or social network. So much easier to lose contact with people God had used … Continue reading

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