For four whirlwind days Erin is on the central coast of California. She is visiting her mother in the hospital in San Jose and participating in a mission conference in Paso Robles. Penny, Erin’s mom, has been in the hospital for almost two months. She has been in and out of the Intensive Care Unit […]
On Sunday we attended church, shared about Honduras and had lunch with some great folks at Rincon Mountain Presbyterian in Tucson. Tucson is about 2 ½ hours from where we are temporarily living in Phoenix. After church Dave, a Christian mechanic, swapped vehicles with us so he could take a week to do some work […]
This is the part of mission work that most missionaries loathe…asking for money. For the few of you who are still reading – 1) I am surprised, and 2) prepare to be entertained. My gift to you, oh dedicated reader, is to shock you. Here it goes…I am not like most missionaries. I love asking […]
Saturday and Sunday our family attended a great mission conference put on by Covenant Community Church in Scottsdale, AZ. This was the third year in a row that Mike attended CovCom’s mission conference. The keynote speak was well-known author and seminary professor Dr. Michael A. Milton. Our family delivered three mission presentations about our work […]
Our family has been in the U.S. on furlough since September. On Friday we concluded a 4-day trip to Honduras and flew back to the US. It feels so odd to be heading back to the U.S. to conclude the final six weeks of our time on furlough. We love the U.S. and really enjoy […]
On Sunday God’s work in Honduras was glorified in the heart of Utah. We spent the day with the great folks of Grace Presbyterian Church in Layton, UT. Erin, Mike and Madison taught the 9:30am Sunday school hour. We talked about the kids of Honduras to a mixed group of adults and children. During the […]
On Thursday we drove 12 hours from Phoenix to Salt Lake City. We are in Utah for four days to share about Honduras. The drive was beautiful and very cold. Northern Arizona and Utah are very attractive drives. Unfortunately the cold spell covered our drive with lots of cold and snow. From the time we […]
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.