Aguacera – This is one of many words to describe the rain in Costa Rica. It’s literal translation is heavy rain or downpour. In Costa Rica, in the rainy season, it rains almost every day for six months. Because rain is such a prominent part of their lives they have dozens of words to […]
In Mike’s Language class today he was required to recite his address. No big deal, right? Wrong. In almost all of Costa Rica there are no street names or building numbers. So to tell someone where you live (delivery boy, police, friend, etc.) you have to provide detailed directions via well known landmarks and compass points. Literally, this […]
No Tire La Puerta: This translates to “don’t slam the door”. This is a big issue. Taxis are everywhere in San Jose, and they will take up to four people most anywhere in the city for around a dollar. Something we knew before we arrived here is that most of the rest of the world […]
Mike and Erin completed their first week of study at the Spanish Language Institute in San Jose, Costa Rica. Madison completed her second week at the Soujourn Academy. In the adult Spanish classes all adults have been broken into 19 classes of five students each. Each class consists of students at roughly the same ability level. Each […]
C.S. Lewis first wrote this book in 1940. In this manuscript Lewis considers the problem of suffering from a theoretical and theological viewpoint. The existence of pain in a world created by a good and loving God is a fundamental dilemma and perhaps one of the most common objections to Christianity. Lewis touches on some very […]
Mike Pettengill: New Blog Post: "Missions IQ Test In Elk Grove" Mike evaluates where a church has been as it relates to missions. Mi… https://t.co/9zVICwVkku
Mike Pettengill: When the curtain is drawn & the door is bolted can I honor God? I pray I can glorify him when nobody is looking as I do in the light of day.
Mike Pettengill: “Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil's reach as humility.” - Jonathan Edwards