In two days we are leaving the United States to arrive in our new home. What lies ahead is mostly unknown, unfamiliar, and very unusual. Our first week or two will be doing nothing but getting settled in our new little house, buying furniture and appliances, going to the market for food, and starting the new life-process of water purification, food bleaching, and showers by way of camp showers. Bot flies, cobras, black and green mambas, and malaria will be a life adjustment as well.
The life we leave behind also looks very different, at least for me. I now have no immediate family to return to in California, nor a childhood home. My mother passed away 4 years ago, and my dad so recently - the house will be sold, and most of my ties on my side of the family are gone...Mike's family still lives in California, we have dear sweet friends that live there, and our home church is there, so California is not gone from our lives, but drastically changed.
Gratefully Madison will be able to join us for the summer, so we are looking forward to showing her what our new lives will look like.
Please pray for our travel, our transition, and our settling into our new lives.
Erin Pettengill is a missionary nurse through Mission to the World (MTW), the mission sending arm of the (PCA). I have been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years. My family and I served in Honduras for 7 1/2 years where we were involved in Medical/Mercy Ministry, Street Children, English classes, Kids Club, and Church Planting. We are now serving in Equatorial Guinea, Africa in medical/mercy ministry and biblical teaching.
Monday, March 28, 2016
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
The End is Near
So now is the time to ask for prayers. We always covet your prayers on a normal basis, but now we plead with you for focused prayer:
1. Packing - we are having to, once again, consolidate what we have and what we can take with us
2. Final time with our daughter, Madison over Spring Break
3. Final church visits
4. Final funds for our one-time expenses including solar panels, water purification systems, mosquito nets, etc.
5. Saying goodbye well to friends and family
|Bata Airport in Equatorial Guinea|
Thanks for following us on this path, and we are excited to see where the new ministry leads us.
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