Have you ever wondered what life on the mission field is like? This book is an attempt to share stories that are thoughtful, heartbreaking, inspirational, funny, and crazy – in other words – an average day in the life of a missionary. These are true tales from a mom, nurse, wife, and flawed person. These stories show how reliance on Jesus Christ brought her through the most emotional, rewarding, and hilarious times of her life. You are invited to read these stories and laugh and cry along with her.
Erin Pettengill spent nine years in the U.S. Army. She received her bachelor’s in Nursing and worked at a children’s hospital for 12 years. She has traveled the world working in disaster response and as a medical missionary. After eight years as a missionary in Honduras, she currently works as a fulltime missionary in Central Africa.
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Table of Contents
The Taxi Ride
So…am I Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo or Leonardo?
What am I Worth? A Nurse on the Mission Field
This is the House that God Built
The Mangled Leg
Levels of Poverty
Blue Baby on the Counter
The Coup – 2009
On Being a Nurse
A Pig at Clinic
Two Teen Girls, Two Pregnancies, Two Different Stories
An Old Pair of Socks
Gangs, Guns and God
A Mother to Many
I am my Own Doctor
The Missionary Mother of a Teenage Kid
Oh, Wow. Where’s Honduras?
Beauty and Trash
A Toad on my Shoe
I am not Responsible FOR you, I am Responsible TO You
So What DOES $25 Buy?
The Consequences of Diabetes
Going to the Dump
Payment for Services Rendered
Hymns and Highwaymen
The “Kiss,” the Prom and Other Stories that Made Me Look Stupid
Reflections on my Time in Honduras
Leaving How I Started – With One Box
Termites Ate My Couch
The Eagles and the Pineapples
Things You Miss and Things You Take for Granted
What I Love About Being a Missionary
Now It’s Your Turn