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The Pettengills in Costa Rica

We’re here. We made it. We are in San Jose, Costa Rica to study Spanish at the Spanish Language Institute for the next nine months.   We were picked up at the airport by a fellow student. We loaded all of our bags on/in the car (barely), and drove to our new home.   We were treated to […]

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Hasta la vista, baby.

This blog entry comes as we are sitting in the airport waiting to catch our flight to Central America. Today, our last full day in the U.S., consisted of a great worship service at our home church, followed by a wonderful going away party. We shed some tears, received some gifts and exchanged lots of hugs. We did […]

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A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down

The past week and a half we have spent some time getting your medical house in order. We have made a few last minute appointments to make sure we are healthy.   Maddy got her glasses fixed. Erin and Mike had full physical examinations.   All three of us got tetanus shots and got prescriptions for typhoid […]

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So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu

The trail of goodbyes continues. As we are packing and throwing thing away we are taking regular breaks to say goodbye to friends. In the past five days we have had meals with six friends…and we have more to come. In the next three days we have six meals planned with friends.   We continue our very important […]

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Our Last Church Visit

This morning we attended a morning service at our home church for the first time in over four months. It was such a joy to see friends and hear our own Pastor and Worship Team.   After that Mike was able to visit Clarksburg Community Church and share with them what God has planned for us […]

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