January Update

January started with a bang this year (literally) as with all major holidays, not so major holidays, and totally made up holidays here in Central America.  Firecrackers zipped, banged, whistled, and exploded all over the country as people rang in the New Year. While the world around us was partying the night away, the Williams …

Our 2011 Update

Where does the time go?  Another year has come and gone and plans are already in the making for 2012. As a family we hosted 14 teams from Canada, and each one was a blessing in their own, different way.  Together we laughed, cried, prayed, sweated, packed food bags, danced, played, ate, painted, hauled block, …

There is a reason we do what we do.

There are days when working in missions seems overwhelming. There are days when working in missions is more frustrating than fulfulling. There are days when I don’t want to put on a Castle shirt, or smile at people, or even speak Spanish. But in the midst of those days, the Lord gives us a day …

Mommy went away.

In January I had the opportunity to go to Honduras for a week. It was an awesome week and I will blog about that another day. Today I want to focus on the hoops a mother has to jump through in order to leave the house for a week. I had to: 1.  slowly start …

It’s been way too long.

I realized today that I have not blogged in 1 month and 2 days. That is waaaaaaaaaay too long. Lazy. Un responsible. Rude. and not to mention lazy. So let’s start again with a clean slate. My name is Melissa Williams and I am a lazy, un responsible, rude, and not to mention lazy blogger. …

Looking back and moving forward

This is it…. the end of the update. September 2010- 1.  The first day of September Scott left the kids and I for 7 weeks.  He first travelled to New York City for a 4/14 conference and then headed to Canada for a 6 week whirlwind trip of itineration.  He spoke in many churches and …

Price Tags

I watched a show the other day called “The World’s Most Expensive”. It was interesting… to say the least. The program featured the world’s most expensive dog collars, cookies that cost $7,500 EACH, jewel encrusted fruit, chocolate sundaes that will set you back $25,000, spa treatments for a mere $100,000, and cars that are a …

You know you are a Mommy…

..at Christmas time when: 1.  Your kids ask you 57,000 times a day how many days are left until Christmas 2.  You find dirty socks, juice cups, and random toys stuffed into the branches of your tree. 3.  The only time you have to shop is after the kids go to bed…. and as a …

Original Spanish?

So… I preached tonight in Spanish. I was nervous. But, it went ok…. I think? After the service as we were standing outside “chatting”… I don’t “chat” much. It’s hard for me to make small talk in another language. Anyway… we were outside, probably doing more shivering than chatting (it’s freezing here right now and …

… on the right foot

Before I blog about the delicious smells coming out of my kitchen… like right at this very moment. Or write about decorations, gifts, and  the traffic that the season seems to generate. I would be remiss if I didn’t start off on the right foot. The real reason for Christmas…. the birth of Christ. To …