Mike preaching in Chapel

Pettengills in Chapel

At Spanish language school here in San Jose, Costa Rica, the students administer a one hour chapel service twice a week. It is a mini-church service complete with prayer, worship music and a preaching. Today, Erin and Mike played a big role in Chapel.   Erin played the piano for the worship music. This is something that she […]

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Reason to Believe by R.C. Sproul

Book Review: Reason To Believe

In this book R.C. Sproul addresses many of the more difficult questions with intelligence and passion. This book is designed to enable the reader to answer the cynical questions people have about Christianity. This book is a useful tool for the Christian and the non-Christian.   Sproul accomplishes much with this book. He manages to […]

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The Rainy Season – The Beginning Of The End

Those of you who frequent our website often read our comments about the frequent rain here in San Jose, Costa Rica. Well, the end is near.   The rainy season lasts six months, from May through October.  So, the good news is, October is the last month of the rainy season.  The bad news is, October […]

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La Paz

Our First Trip Into The Rainforest

At 6am we caught a bus for a two hour trip to Puerto Viejo Sarapiqui Heredia. In this town we caught a boat and took a guided tour up the Sarapiqui River through the protected rainforest. We saw dozens of wild animals including howler monkeys, crocodile, sloth, and much more.   After the boat trip we ended […]

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The mess on our street

Reflections On Our One Month Anniversary

One month ago today we arrived in Costa Rica.  To commemorate our one month anniversary here are a few random thoughts:   Things we are surprised about: 1) Rain – It impacts our life much more then we figured it would. 2) Sleep – The constant noise prevents a good night sleep. 3) Trash – […]

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