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Monterrey, Mexico – Day 4 of 4

As I (Mike) sit in Mexico City, awaiting my flight back home to Costa Rica I am considering what this trip to Monterrey, Mexico accomplished.
 
Here are some reflections on my trip:
 
Mike Pettengill, Sean McCann and Mark ThompsonTime with Team Honduras – At this conference I spent some quality time with Mark Thompson (Team Leader) and Sean McCann (Teammate). These are two great men.  All of us have spent quality time together in the past, but, the three of us have never been in the same room at the same time. This was a wonderful opportunity to strategize, talk, laugh and pray. I trust both these men with my life and my family. It was great to spend time together.
 
Time with experienced missionaries – In attendance there were 20 other missionaries from Latin America. Almost all these men are team leaders, and some of them have 30+ years of experience, mistakes and knowledge as missionaries. Talking with them and listening to them was invaluable. Several of them took a personal interest in our efforts in Honduras. Some committed to come to Honduras and help us for short periods. Making contacts with this wealth of knowledge was invaluable.
 
Training – We sat through some great lectures by some experienced missionaries and some nationals. One of the highlights for me was when the group took several hours for each country leader to stand up and talk about some of their projects, resources and ministries. What an idea fest. Considering, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”, you can be assured we will flatter the heck out of some of these successful missionaries.
 
This Leadership Conference was a great idea. It educated, built a sense of community and provided resources. I am pleased that MTW organized it and honored to have participated.
 
If you want to learn more about why was in Monterrey, Mexico go here.

Monterrey, Mexico – Day 3 of 4

Missions training in Monterrey, MexicoThings are going well here in Monterrey, Mexico for me (Mike).
 
The lectures are so very beneficial.  We are also spending some great time with Latin American missionaries that have decades of experience.  What an absolute wealth of information these men Mark Thompson and Sean McCannare.
 
Mark (Honduras Team Leader) and Sean (Honduras Teammate) and I have had some great chances to sit down and really listen to each other.  What an opportunity.
 
If you want to learn more about why I am here in Mexico go here.
 
Please pray for Erin and Maddy as they stay behind in Costa Rica.
 
I will keep you update as internet access allows.

Monterrey, Mexico – Day 1 of 4

I (Mike) type this entry (at 5:30am) from the airport in San Jose, Cost Rica as I await my flight to Monterrey, Mexico.
 
I will be in Mexico for four days attending Mission to the World’s Latin America Leadership Conference.  This event will be attended by the mission team leaders from every country in Latin America.  It is intended to train, educate, counsel, and prepare the missionaries in the region.
 
Our full docket (9am to 9pm each day) includes case studies, lectures and training on policy changes, contextualization, working with nationals, mentoring, ministry examples, and more.
 
One of the highlights for me will be a chance to again meet with Mark Thompson (Team Honduras Director) and Sean McCann (Team Honduras Teammate). These are two men I have grown to love and respect. While I have spent much time over the past year working with these guys, the three of us have never been in the same room at the same time.  We are planning on continuing our work to plan, pray and organize for Team Honduras.
 
Please pray for Erin and Maddy as they stay behind in Costa Rica.
 
I will keep you update as internet access allows.