Mike’s Last Day on the Job

Today Mike works his last day in the California State Senate. After working in politics nearly 20 years and after working the last 12 years in the Capitol I am quitting my job. It is both sad and exciting. While it is clear that the mission field is where God has called the Pettengills, the […]

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The Planting and Development of Missionary Churches by John Nevius

Book Review: The Planting and Development of Missionary Churches

This is a short little book (104 pages) that was originally written in 1885 by John L. Nevius. Nevius was a seasoned, effective and groundbreaking missionary to China. This book was originally written as a pamphlet to instruct new missionaries in China. It was so insightful that some mission sending organizations, at the time, made […]

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Missions Website Launched

We just launched our website to all of our friends and family. We have received a great response and we couldn’t be more happy. Many people have dropped in to visit. It has been a great joy. Our website was designed by our dear friend Erik. He has volunteered his time and effort to advance […]

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Just Returned From Interview and Orientation

This morning Erin and I returned from Atlanta. We just spent the last week at Mission to the World (MTW) headquarters participating in Interview and Orientation (I&O). I&O is a training session for MTW missionaries. There were 20 great people there getting ready to head out on the mission field. It was very exciting to […]

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Off to Interview and Orientation

Tonight Erin and I will board a flight for Atlanta.  We will be at the Mission to the World (MTW) headquarters until November 17th.  For a week we will be attending MTW’s Interview and Orientation (I&O).  While at I&O we will receive a lot of helpful information about organizing the logistics of our missions efforts.  Please pray […]

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