New York City – Day 30 of 31

Today was our last full day of Pre-Field Training (PFT).  The morning was spent in regional specific meetings.  All the missionaries going to Latin America met with Peter Beck (missionary from Peru) to talk about issues that are specific to Central and South American countries.  Peter provided our group with some great examples and insight. […]

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The McCanns and the Pettengills - Team Honduras

New York City – Day 29 of 31

We just completed our last Sunday in New York.  In the morning we went to our usual 3 ½ hour, Spanish language service at Nueva Vida.  They invited us all up on stage and the entire congregation prayed for us.  Then they gave us a large quantity of CDs with Spanish language worship music and […]

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Mike writing a paper in Central Park

New York City – Day 28 of 31

We are starting to bring our month of training to a close.  That means that we are spending a lot of time completing our writing assignments.   During the four weeks we are here we will have completed 13 papers and a verbal presentation.  Our final two assignments are our biggest. We have to write a […]

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The Putnam County Spelling Bee

New York City – Day 27 of 31

The last 24 hours we have had lots of fun. And, it’s been really inexpensive…gotta love it.   Yesterday evening we got 50% off discount tickets to go see the Broadway musical The Putnam County Spelling Bee.  We really enjoyed the show. Lots of laughs.                This morning we had the morning off, so we went to […]

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Sean and Mike in a skit

New York City – Day 26 of 31

The last two days we listened to lectures from Jeff Marlowe and Peter Beck on cross cultural adaptability, culture shock, and leadership. They shared with us some the things we can expect in other cultures.   We listened to some great lectures and participated in some informative exercises. In addition we did some self-evaluation in order to […]

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