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?”

Always, Always……Make Sure the Mic is Off

by: Stephanne Morris Marsh You know, sometimes, there are things that are so firmly imprinted in your memory, that you can recall them in extraordinary detail. People say, that with the passage of time, memories can fade, or that with the retelling of the story, details can be greatly embellished. However, I would argue, quiteContinue reading “Always, Always……Make Sure the Mic is Off”

My Missions Perspective – Guest Blog by: Rev. Dr. C. Bradley Morris

People have asked me many times, what my perspective is on missions.  Having been a missionary for approximately 15 years I may have a few insights on the subject, none of which are earth shattering but none the less probably are not known or understood by those who have never been a missionary or contemplatedContinue reading “My Missions Perspective – Guest Blog by: Rev. Dr. C. Bradley Morris”

A Surgeon Gets Sent to Ecuador

One of my favorite people in the world is Dr. Ellis Tinsley, Jr. I have never met a more humble, loving, generous, intelligent, amazing……SERVANT in my life. Dr. Ellis Tinsley joined our trip last year and has pledged to go again this year. He wrote a blog that blew me away. I think that everyoneContinue reading “A Surgeon Gets Sent to Ecuador”