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Peace …


Philippians 4:6-8

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,will guard your hearts and your minds in

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It’s what we do…

Picture of Mel walking with kids



We are often asked “So… what do you do at the Melanie Center?”  Well, one of the things we get to do is love on precious kiddos from our community.  Here in this picture Melanie is walking hand …

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An Open Letter to Friends and Family


There is a part of me that wants to open this letter by using a very old fashioned word … BELOVED … To my BELOVED friends and family – It sounds so odd, but it is so much closer to …

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Choose Your People

Many years ago I was visiting Rome with my husband Alex. One day we were waiting in line to get into the Vatican for the grand tour. The line was pretty long and wrapped around the walls that surrounded the …

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A Time To Pray !!!


I’m searching to try to find words to express my heart. How can I share the heartache of knowing that all across Mozambique children are suffering and dying from hunger. It is estimated that 80% of Mozambican children suffer from …

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Then There was a Mill


Today we opened a mill. This may seem like a small and simple thing, but it is actually a huge and life changing thing here in Mozambique. A mill can make a difference.

It makes a difference to the mother …

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The Problem of Hunger



Little girl criyng for more food (3)

What you are seeing is the problem of hunger.  To say that hunger is a problem here in Mozambique is a grotesque understatement.  You see, this little girl is crying because she wants more food.  She didn’t get …

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Lets Play

Melanie Center #1 Playground


Imagine the air filled with squeals of laughter.  Now, look around and you will see dozens of children laughing and playing.  What’s the reason for all of this joy???  It’s new playground equipment!  Yes, the Melanie Center in Beira …

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Ready – Set – Go!!!!






We got them!  We got them!  We got them!  We finally purchased our tickets and we’re on our way to Mozambique … TO LIVE !!!  (Alright, I’m a little excited.)

It seems like we’ve been waiting …

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Holy Smokes!!!

There are so many times that I am absolutely blown away by God’s goodness and faithful action in our lives and this is one of those times!  Jesus told his disciples that they would do greater things, He told them …

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