David & Joanna Morrison

September 2020 David & Joanna Morrison Update

Just like parents all over the world who were suddenly faced with the challenge of homeschooling, we are no different except for the size of our family. On March 23rd, we suddenly found ourselves responsible for the continued education of 89 children and young adults. Since all schools were closed on that day, 30 secondary students and 9 college/university students made their way home to join our 50 primary school kids who live on the base fulltime. 

April 2020 David & Joanna Morrison Update

Wednesday night is busy in our house. David leads a Bible study for 9-12 year olds in the boys old room. He uses videos and drama to teach Bible stories, and plant seeds of truth. At the same time, I lead a youth Bible study in the living room. We have been enjoying an honest dialogue about matters of the heart. What keeps us from seeing God as he really is?  How can we get to know him? How can we replace fear with faith, as we destroy lies and live by the truth? As both groups collide before and after, we have a lovely moment of chaos and cheer.

October 2018 David & Joanna Morrison Update

September is the month when temperatures climb considerably, and the trees are dropping their leaves.  Papaya trees are loaded with fruit, and winter maize stalks are standing tall and drying. There is a smoky quality to the air, as fields of sugar cane are being burned in preparation for harvest.  Just a couple weeks ago our sports camp was in full swing here at Iris and shouts and cheers could be heard above the whir of the sewing machines, as tailors sewed school uniforms for Iris Primary School.

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.  

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