A major part of what we try to do as missionaries is work ourselves out of a job. Our goal is to train up nationals so serve other nationals. Ideally, we can prepare them well enough that they can take over the ministry and serve their own culture better than we ever could. To that […]
After Erin departed Belgium she went to the U.S. for two weeks. She was able to spend a few days with our daughter. Erin was also given the privilege of speaking about our mission work at Houston Lake Presbyterian Church. But the real reason Erin was back in the U.S. was to address some medical […]
On Tuesday Mike started teaching another round of English classes at our seminary. This semester the classes will again be taught on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. On the first day of class four students showed up. On Thursday, the second day of class, 16 students attended. This is a class for all levels. Teaching English […]
Every parent worries about providing their child with a quality education. Every Christian parent frets concerning giving their child a biblical foundation. Every missionary agonizes over turning their child into a social outsider. By extension, a Christian, missionary, parent is burdened with the reality that by following Jesus call into missions they may have just […]
On Sunday Erin spoke at Houston Lake Presbyterian Church in Kathleen, Georgia. Houston Lake has been a large part of our ministry for years. Erin had a great time of sharing about our work in Central Africa in large groups and one on one. In the morning Erin spoke during the Sunday school hour. She […]
Mike Pettengill: New Blog Post: "Nationals Helping Nationals" A missionary should train national partners to take over his job. https://t.co/StJryNvlY5
Mike Pettengill: The hardest part about the Great Commission is learning we can no longer focus on our own joy and must divert our lives to God’s business.
Mike Pettengill: “Your mind was made to know and love God.” - John Piper