Huson Taylor

Book Review: Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret

Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret was written in 1932. Taylor was a pioneer missionary who spent the last half of the nineteenth century serving in China. More then a century before Richard Nixon reopened Communist China to the Western world, this young British missionary traveled to China.   He left for China at age 20 with no university […]

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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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