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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.