Author Archives: Mel

Need Help With Monthly Support

Recently we have experienced a significant drop in our support because a church had to stop giving due to difficult financial times. This church supported us at over $400 a month. This leaves a large hole in our budget that needs to be made up. In addition to this we have lost some individual supporters…

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Update: “Juntos En Esperanza” Winter Gala

(Mexican volunteer team for the gala) On January 14th a 2-year dream became a reality when “Juntos en Esperanza” (our support group) hosted a Winter Gala for kids with special needs and their families.  This has been a year-long project with the last 6 months being filled with most of the planning, the last 3…

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“Together in Hope”- No Parent Should Be Alone

Loneliness in our estimation, is one of the primary emotions that a parent with a special-needs child faces.  The isolation that a parent can feel is on multiple levels: Other friends not understanding their situation, being the primary care taker for a child with special needs all day, not having many people to talk to…

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Trading our Sorrow

February 28th- Malachi’s Diagnosis Day, which has made the whole month of February for the last three years a very pensive and sad month for me. In one thought I can be transported to the day of Malachi’s diagnosis and feel all the emotions of that day rush over me. The fluorescent lights in the…

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Why It’s Okay To Be Weak, And Tell Others You Are

STRENGTH. Probably one of the most desired quality of the human Race and especially Americans. In the United States we celebrate strength, and wear it as a badge of honor. When going through seemingly insurmountable problems, people tell them, “You are so strong I know you will make it through.” What pressure this puts on…

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In With The New- Newsletter

Our first year in Mexico is coming to a close; it is the end of some things and the beginning of others. Our first Christmas in our new home has come and gone and it was just lovely.  Having no idea what to expect we were timid to begin the season without family in a…

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Why Holidays Abroad Are Difficult For Missionaries

It’s exciting to learn a country’s different cultures and customs during holidays. John and I are eagerly anticipating the Christmas season to take part in these customs. We are thankful that our kids can be a part of something different. Even so, in all the excitement and learning is a yearning for holiday traditions of…

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Six months of Survival! A Newsletter

6 Months.  It’s been six months since we arrived. In that time we have put our kids in school, Set our house up, gotten our residency visas, enrolled Malachi in a school for people with cerebral palsy, Malachi got accepted into CRIT, 1 church plant information dinner, 2 church plant launch team meetings, and have…

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