Please pray for Honduras. Hurricane Felix is schedule to hit the eastern coast of Honduras as a level 5 hurricane late Tuesday morning. It is scheduled to pass directly over our future home, the town of La Ceiba, early Wednesday morning. To clarify: WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY IN HONDURAS. We are in San Jose, Costa Rica […]
This morning we attended church at Iglesia Cristiana Berea. It is a local church about a five minute walk from our apartment. We went with our neighbor. The service started at 9:30a and ended at noon. Everything was in Spanish and nobody spoke any English. The first hour was worship music followed by 30 […]
Today we enjoyed our first day of doing NOTHING in a long time. Instead of going someplace we just enjoyed our neighborhood. Madison has a homework assignment in her science class. She has to collect eight different Costa Rican bugs and find out what they are. So in the morning we went walking through the […]
Erin and Mike just took our first Spanish test. And, we failed…badly. No worries though. The test we failed was our placement exam. This is the test that helps the school determine how much Spanish we know. Both of us only answered about 40% of the questions. Likely, many of our answers were wrong. We are not worried. If we knew […]
Tico – This is the common term for a native of Costa Rica. The plural form is ticos. Residents of Costa Rica almost always refer to themselves as Ticos, instead of using the more-formal Costa Rican. It is acceptable for foreigners who are familiar with or living in Costa Rica to use the term Tico. 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.