If Melody could do only one thing the rest of her life, it would be to love others. She thinks she has the best job in the world getting to do just that: love the neighbors whom God has strategically placed around her in her spheres of influence. She is thankful that God has brought her to Tampa, FL, and the diverse neighborhood she claims as a residence.
As the Neighboring Specialist, Melody loves creating new things that bring beauty and further God’s kingdom on earth. She pulls from her teaching experiences, overseas travels, and almost two decades of cross-cultural relationship building.
As a grateful wife and proud mom, Melody sees prioritization as the key to being a good neighbor. She believes that as she absorbs God’s love and its benefits holistically, she can squeeze that love out like a sponge into the lives of others.
"When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some. I do everything to spread the Good News and share in its blessings." 1 Corinthians 9:22-23