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Author Archives: Mel

Hey! It’s Been A While…

Okay, maybe it hasn’t been prehistorically long, but it has been a while since I last sent out a proper update. I’ve definitely been keeping myself busy, so please read on to catch up on the highlights of what I’ve been up to the past year! Early last year I had the pleasure of buildingaaa

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2014 Update

In April, I turned the big 3-3! I am really loving my 30s, and I’ve gotta say that it’s been the best decade of my life so far. This was also my first birthday to celebrate in Africa, and my African family went out of their way to make me feel special! They delivered presentsaaa

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Christmas Presents

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a lovely time with dear friends and family! I celebrated my third Christmas in Botswana, and I just wanted to quickly share about some lovely Christmas gifts I received this year that I am very grateful for. I know that Christmas isn’t just about Christmas presents, butaaa

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Day 10: 10 Days of Thankfulness

For the last day of my 10 Days of Thankfulness, may I first of all wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! If I could describe Thanksgiving in one word, I would use the word full. Besides all the meaningful reasons this wonderful holiday is celebrated, it is a great day to eat, isn’t it? Itaaa

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Day 9: 10 Days of Thankfulness

For Day 9 of my 10 Days of Thankfulness, I would like to express how thankful I am to be in my thirties. I have to say that it’s been my favorite decade of life so far! Why I’m loving my thirties… Obviously, because I moved to Botswana to be a missionary :) Prior toaaa

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Day 8: 10 Days of Thankfulness

For Day 8 of my 10 Days of Thankfulness, I want to share about how much I appreciate my time as a single person. Now, I’m not saying that being single is better than being married, nor am I saying that I don’t ever want to get married. I’m just saying that I’m content withaaa

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Day 7: 10 Days of Thankfulness

For Day 7 of my 10 Days of Thankfulness, I am grateful for the choice/opportunity to give. I guess you could say that my financial situation has changed a lot since I became a missionary :) One could (emphasis on could) say that since becoming a missionary, I’ve “lost” my financial “security” because I noaaa

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Day 6: 10 Days of Thankfulness

For Day 6 of my 10 Days of Thankfulness, I would like to express my thankfulness for my families. Notice I said families – plural :) First of all, I’m very thankful for my family back home in the good old US of A. I know it wasn’t easy for my parents to hear thataaa

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Day 5: 10 Days of Thankfulness

For Day 5 of my 10 Days of Thankfulness, I would be remiss if I did not mention my appreciation for all of my supporters. I have several churches and individuals who have supported (and continue to support me) since I became a missionary. Thank you to everyone who has financially supported me! I supportedaaa

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Day 4: 10 Days of Thankfulness

For Day 4 of my 10 Days of Thankfulness, I would like to express how thankful I am for the Buckleys. If you’ve been following me since I moved to Africa, you know that I work with Light of the World Ministries which was founded by Matt and Kristin Buckley over 25 years ago. Whenaaa

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