The last two days we have all been learning new languages. Mike is learning Japanese, Madison is learning Spanish and Erin is learning Ashanti (a language spoken in Ghana). So, if we are going to Honduras (where they speak Spanish) why are we learning these other languages? What we are really focusing on is the process […]
Everyday we ride the subway for one hour and 15 minutes in the morning and one hour and 15 minutes in the evening. We have the longest commute of any of the missionaries participating in our training. Some commuters pass their time by sleeping, listening to music or working on their laptops. We pass the time […]
This week we are working on Language Acquisition. Our instructors, Dwight and Barbara Gradin, have been expert language instructors for over 30 years. The first two days have been great. The Gradins are not teaching us Spanish, but instead they are teaching us the concepts of linguistics. They are teaching us about the basic concepts of acquiring […]
While we are in New York for our missions training there are several fringe benefits. One of the biggest side benefits is that we get to meet our future teammates in Honduras. Sean, Lindsey and Lucy McCann are here taking the same missions training with us. Our missions team in Honduras is very small. In fact, at […]
(Note: Please be aware that the author of this review spent 15 years entrenched in politics and has a passion for all things political. The biases I posses clearly obscure my objectivity on the topics contained in this book.) This book and its author, Francis Schaeffer, are considered by many to be contributing factors to […]
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.