David & Joanna Morrison

April 2017 David & Joanna Morrison Family Update

Life in the Morrison household is still full of children, though two out of three Morrison children have flown the coop. Children come to our house to play Scrabble or Dutch Blitz, to read or borrow books from our library, to play with Play People or Lego, and to find encouragement. Some come with a cut that needs a bandage, a torn pair of shorts that needs mending, or a story that needs to be told. We enjoy their company, and count it a privilege to be a part of their various stories.

October 2016 David & Joanna Morrison Family Update

The Morrison family continues to serve with Iris Malawi. The three who remain in Malawi are kept busy with 88 children. 33 of these are now attending 10 different secondary schools throughout the country. Five were selected to national schools which shows the excellent work that is happening at our Primary School on the base. All of our St .8 students passed and were selected to various schools.  

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June 2016 David & Joanna Morrison Family Update

Two out of 5 Morrisons have now taken up residence in Canada. This is so hard after 13 years of togetherness. Patrick and Daniel lived together this year in Burlington, and went opposite directions to school.  Patrick continued to study engineering at McMaster University and Daniel successfully completed his final year of high school at Kings' Christian Collegiate. We are so grateful for friends and family who welcome and feed and love on our boys when we are far away. Both boys will be at university this coming year, studying Mechanical Engineering.

September 2015 David & Joanna Morrison Family Update

The Morrisons have had a very exciting season. The Tour Divide 2015 was an epic adventure for David, Patrick, and Daniel. Training began two years ago, and escalated as the day of the race approached. David and Daniel were often up at 4:30 a.m. to get a ride in before a normal day of work in the office and school. Patrick’s training was mostly limited to the Wrestling Team at McMaster University, although, as soon as the snow was off the ground in Canada, he was out on his bike, stretching those leg muscles.  

April 2014 David & Joanna Morrison Family Update

After 10 years of living, playing, learning, and serving together, we left Patrick in Canada last September. This was really hard to do, a bit like an amputation. We are thankful for modern communication, but look forward to a face to face reunion. Patrick is having a fabulous year at Kings' Christian Collegiate in Oakville, thanks to friends who made this possible.  

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[Patrick climbing Malawi’s Zomba Mountain prior to leaving Malawi.]

 

October 2013 David & Joanna Morrison Update

People often marvel that we gave up our western life to move to Bangula, Malawi. Though that was challenging, it was not that hard. Our life in Malawi has a lot to offer. We spend a lot of time together as a family. We have lunch together every day. Malawians get up early and go to bed early, so our evenings are usually our own. We home school, which allows us to read a lot of the same books, and interact with each other about what we are learning. We have endless summer!

April 2013 David & Joanna Morrison Update

We are in training of various kinds. Patrick and David are training for an international bike race in Luwawa. They try to ride 30 km three times a week. With another years growth and much more intensive training, both expect to improve on last year’s race. Patrick, Daniel, and Kalina have all been part of our Iris Running Club in preparation for the CURE Hospital Fun Run in late April. My physical training is a lot less strenuous.  I try to walk, ride or swim several times a week.  

September 2012 David & Joanna Morrison Update

We are certainly entering a new season in the Morrison household. How did our children grow up so fast?  Patrick is in Canada for 3 months, testing his feet in Canadian culture. We are so thankful for friends and family who welcomed him into their homes and holidays! He had the opportunity to visit his Morrison cousins, to work at Pioneer camp for one session, to get his driving license, and to see Newfoundland by motorcycle. Now he is helping out on the family farm in Ottawa and spending time with his Patrick cousins.

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