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16 Years Of Marriage From Mike’s Perspective

On June 6, 1992 Mike Pettengill and Erin Brumm got married at Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church.  Mike had just received his BA in Political Science and Erin was still working towards her Nursing degree. After the wedding they moved into a 900 square foot duplex with their two dogs and two cats.   At 23 and […]

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Weakening Dollar Hurts Missionaries

The weakening U.S. dollar is having a profound effect on missionaries scattered all over the world. It makes bread, milk, and rent more expensive in the local currency thus increasing the cost of living. This is a worldwide problem for missionaries. According to the U.S. Center for World Mission, many missionaries are finding their dollars worth 8 […]

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Pontious

Spanish For Everyone?

If we look around the world, where is Christianity growing the most? Christianity has a 6.9% annual growth rate around the world. There is a net increase of 79,000 Christians each day. Christianity is growing fastest in the developing world, specifically in Asia, Africa and Latin America.  The growth rate in these locations is eclipsing that of the […]

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nose pusher in La Carpio

Random Thoughts From A Missionary’s Head – Part 4 of 4

I want to conclude the year with a few arbitrary streams of thought. I have chosen these four issues not because they were great. Quite the opposite. In the grand scheme of things they are four minor events that for some reason made a major impact on me in 2007. Here is the fourth and […]

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Four men and a little car

Random Thoughts From A Missionary’s Head – Part 3 of 4

I want to conclude the year with a few arbitrary streams of thought. I have chosen these four issues not because they were great. Quite the opposite. In the grand scheme of things they are four minor events that for some reason made a major impact on me in 2007. Here is #3…   Since I have been in […]

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McCanns in New York City

Random Thoughts From A Missionary’s Head – Part 2 of 4

I want to conclude the year with a few arbitrary streams of thought. I have chosen these four issues not because they were great. Quite the opposite. In the grand scheme of things they are four minor events that for some reason made a major impact on me in 2007. Here is #2…   Sean, Lindsey and Lucy McCann […]

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Sanctuary of Praise

Random Thoughts From A Missionary’s Head – Part 1 of 4

I want to conclude the year with a few arbitrary streams of thought. I have chosen these four issues not because they were great. Quite the opposite. In the grand scheme of things they are four minor events that for some reason made a major impact on me in 2007. Here is #1…   Back in January we visited […]

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