The Pettygrove family is lives in Papua New Guinea to serve those working in Bible translation
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Monday, May 28, 2012

Romans 15:13
I pray that God, the source of hope, 
will fill you completely with joy and peace 
because you trust in him. 
Then you will overflow with confident hope 
 through the power of the Holy Spirit.  

As I was reading emails today I came across this verse from Mom's in Prayer suggesting to pray it for a teacher or staff member at the school your child attends. While I did that I decided I need that confident hope also.  So I am praying it for me this week.  

Our house went on the market for sale last Tuesday. As someone said "it is bittersweet."  The next day we received news from PNG. The administrator there informed us that there has been a further delay to the issuing of my nursing registration. They have been informed of a new requirement for the SIL clinic to be licensed before the nursing council will issue any registrations. The paper work for this has been submitted but they have no idea how long it will take to be processed. My nursing registration is required before the work permits and visas. So along with the prayer need to be at 100% partnership for finances, all paper work needs to be processed quickly. As I continue to be filled with joy and peace because I trust in God. I believe in  God who works miracles and wants His Words spread through nations.  May He be glorified.

Monday, May 14, 2012

"Walk with Me"

Last week I was encouraged to walk with God. A speaker came and while he was praying for people took my arm, walked with me and instructed me to walk with God.  When I look at Bible verses that read "walk with," some said faithfully, or in obedience.  So each day I am trying to walk faithfully in obedience with God.

Abraham and Noah were described as "walked faithfully with God." Both obeyed what God told them to do.  Abraham leaving his country and Noah building an ark. So obedience is the key.  What do I obey?  Well I am fortunate to have the Bible to read in a language I understand.  I even have many versions in the same language to chose from.  The Bible gives me truths to live by.  So I am excited to be part of the ministry of  Wycliffe bringing those truths through translation of the Bible to the 2000 language groups who have not written languages.

In the mean time you can follow our blog and newsletters as the Pettygrove' s Progress continues and we walk with God.  We want to be right where God wants us as we serve as missionaries in the states and in Papua New Guinea.  We would love to share more with you about our ministry on a personally level, Bible study or church.  Just contact us.

Joshua 22:5  
But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, to keep his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”