The Pettygrove family is lives in Papua New Guinea to serve those working in Bible translation
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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Work Permits

Publish His glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things He does” 
(Psalm 96:3, NLT).

What is God doing?  God is moving to advance us in our ministry.  Monday July 2nd we mailed our work permit papers to PNG.  No one one knows how long it takes to get them processed.  Someone said 2 months....Someone else said a few months.  Well we just received news that PNG has our work permits approved.  WOW.  

In my last blog I shared about our house.  It is under contract and if everything goes through the closing date will be September 21st.  Many people are amazed with that news.  If you want to see more of the home I will miss check out- http://www.shorewest.com/homes/1258737_METRO-120_N_5th_Ave-Walworth-WI-53184-9618#

What is next?  Next we send in more paperwork to get  our visas.  And of course we are not going alone.  We have many people committed to coming with us as they contribute financially.  Thank you! But we still need more.  So if you have a heart for missions and want to see lives changed because the Bible is written in a heart language that opens people's eyes to God's saving grace, consider partnering with us.  (See upper right hand column)
We are grateful for the many people out there praying.  Be encouraged, keep praying and thanks.  Please feel free to share with us what God is doing in your life.

Monday, July 9, 2012

House for Sale

This summer  along with the wedding we were  preparing our house to be for sale.  It went on the market in May 24th.  We showed the house once before the wedding.  There was another showing last Thursday.  This time they want to see the house again.  The realtor is hopeful they will make an offer.  This brings up many emotions.  Yes we have agreed we cannot keep the house.  It is too hard to manage a home living half way around the world.  Our kids as of right now do not live here. It belongs to God.  It is His.  But what do we do with all the stuff in it.  We have lived in the same home for over 17 years.  We have accumulated a lot of stuff.  What do we store, sell and take with?  It is God’s.  Help us remember and give us wisdom.

We have missionary friends with Wycliffe that state on their blog Matthew 13:44.... 
"selling everything to buy a field"

Sunday, July 8, 2012

June 24th

Many things are happening in our lives these days.  The first part of our summer was spent preparing for the wedding.  The beautiful day happened June 23rd.  Many friends and family celebrated the day with Kristol and Cullen.  It was a grand celebration of God joining two people together who each love Him. Now they are making their home in Minneapolis while Kristol completes one more year of education at North Central University and Cullen completes his 2nd year in a manager in training program at US Bank. It was the day after the wedding watching our daughter pack up and drive off with her husband that I again reminded myself that Kristol belongs to God and He will take care of them.  We are grateful they both love God and seek His ways. 

  Lord, I pray that You will direct their steps, that they will know that You delight in every detail of their life, that even if they stumbles, they will never fall, for You are holding their hands.                       From Psalm 37:23-24 (NLT)