On Sunday Mike’s MTW boss flew out from Atlanta to spend a few days with us. Kendra, stayed in our guest room and attended a couple of meetings with Mike. Kendra, Mike, and Erin had few wonderful conversations about our transition back to the US, our personal lives, and the direction of the Hub. It […]
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this week Mike has been in the hallowed halls of the MTW home office receiving training and planning meetings. Mike’s new ministry, as the Director of the West Coast Hub, puts him on MTW’s Go Team. The Go Team consists of 30-40 staff dedicated to missionary evaluation, mobilization, and communication. The entire group participated in […]
This past weekend Erin spent time with Trinity Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg, PA. On Saturday the church hosted an intimate gathering for talk and food. Numerous people attended to hear Erin talk about on missions work. On Sunday Erin spoke at Sunday school for 45 minutes. She spent 25 minutes recapping our work in Equatorial Guinea […]
So, Mike, tell us how we can pray for you and Erin… How do you and Erin feel about moving back to the U.S.? For the last 10-years we have lived in the third-world. We have daily seen poverty, death, and disease. We love America, and we are excited to move back, but we are much […]
A month ago Erin and Mike started the process of training new MTW missionaries in the Cross-Cultural Missions Intensive in Belgium. Six-days a week we helped to train 15 new missionaries going to nine different countries. The training was a combination of classroom learning and field exercises. The new missionaries took advantage of the massive amount […]
So, Mike, tell us about the future of the ministry you are leaving in Central Africa… In what state are you leaving the work in E.G.? The IBCP seminary has been in existence for 25-years. For the first time in its history the board of directors is comprised completely of Africans. The land and building are paid off. […]
This week we continued to help train 15 MTW missionaries going to nine different countries. On Monday missionaries learned about family life and ministry. Mike sat on a panel and helped answer questions the missionaries had about life on the field. On Tuesday the group learned methods and philosophy of evangelism from John Leonard. The […]
Mike Pettengill: New Blog Post: "Last Minute Christmas Gift" A great missions book for your last minute Christmas shopping. https://t.co/0SbW63IvKn
Mike Pettengill: Other religions focus on a pilgrimage we have to take to serve God. Christianity is about a pilgrimage God took to serve us.
Mike Pettengill: “God will only give you what you would have asked for if you knew everything he knows” - Tim Keller
Mike Pettengill: The core of grace is not that we obtain salvation & didn’t earn it. The core of grace is that we obtain salvation & earned the opposite.