Mincaye

There are moments in time when you hear something, and suddenly…..everything around you stills and quiets, your chest tightens just a bit, your heart squeezes, and then the memories begin to flow right down your cheeks in a rushing river of tears. I think every single person that served as a missionary in Ecuador, orContinue reading “Mincaye”

Soda Crackers and Fanny

by: Stephanne Morris Marsh, Missionary Kid Before we get started with this story, let me remind those of you who are reading it, EXACTLY how much you love me…….my character, my integrity, my wit, my charm…….and for good measure, let’s just throw a picture of adorable 8-year old me in the mix. Keep this imageContinue reading “Soda Crackers and Fanny”

Bananas with Brown Spots

By: Stephanne Morris Marsh, Missionary Kid and TCK (Third Culture Kid) It seems like every day, there is a Facebook craze where people check things off of a list that they either will NOT eat OR exotic things that they HAVE eaten. You know the ones…..It starts out with “How many of the following foodContinue reading “Bananas with Brown Spots”

Balm of Gilead

by: Stephanne Morris Marsh, Missionary Kid and Third Culture Kid Growing up as a missionary kid in Ecuador, my books were my one constant. Every time we moved (18 times before I graduated from high school, but who was counting?) we sold the vast majority of our possessions because it was simply too expensive toContinue reading “Balm of Gilead”

KEDS (Yes, the white canvas shoes)

By: Stephanne Morris Marsh, Missionary Kid from Ecuador Earlier this fall, there was a story about a little boy in Florida that was a HUGE Tennessee fan. It was spirit day at his school, and children were encouraged to wear a t-shirt to represent their favorite college or college football team.  This little boy tookContinue reading “KEDS (Yes, the white canvas shoes)”

The Hatchback of the Datsun

By: Stephanne Morris Marsh Itineration, or furlough, is something that all missionaries are required to do; and unlike the connotation of the name, “furlough”, is anything but a rest.  Instead, this time period, is hated by most and dreaded by all, at the very least.  Itineration, or furlough, is meant to be a time ofContinue reading “The Hatchback of the Datsun”

The least of these….

By: Stephanne Morris Marsh She was 97 years old. She was wrinkled and hunched over. She didn’t have very many teeth, but she was strikingly beautiful. She had the most gorgeous black eyes that twinkled and sparkled. I saw her as she was walking across the grassy field towards our clinic, and it was almostContinue reading “The least of these….”

What is the big deal?

by: Stephanne Morris Marsh, Team Leader, Trip Coordinator, & Missionary Kid Disclaimer: This blog is extremely honest, maybe a little raw, but also very real. Stick with me. I think you will be glad if you read until the end. The biggest question I get, is, “Why do you do this? I mean it’s greatContinue reading “What is the big deal?”

How Grace Robbed Me of My Shame (and it can rob you of yours, too)

by: Stephanne Morris Marsh How many of you (you don’t have to raise your hand or answer out loud) either struggle greatly with guilt over things you did in the past, or at times wonder if God could REALLY, truly, actually forgive you with no strings attached and never remember your sin again, or….lay awakeContinue reading “How Grace Robbed Me of My Shame (and it can rob you of yours, too)”