Update from the Pennings

Family, friends and HCM Supporters:

My wife has a very gentle and kind way of reminding me when I have overlooked things. You would think that after 31 years I would be able to read her mind better than I do, but alas … I’m still working on that. She asked me to send this family news letter to the email distribution list of Hispanic Christian Ministry to update you on our family news for 2009.

Dear Family and Friends:

Update from Rev. Pennings

Rev. Pennings (Hispanic Christian Ministry) writes: "I leave today (Wednesday) for Costa Rica after spending a week in Nicaragua. I made some MINTS contacts while on this trip. But most of the trip was spent accompanying the Executive Director of Word & Deed and their Regional Director for Latin America to evaluate the Hurricane Felix project that is being efficiently coordinated by several of my MINTS students on the Atlantic Coast.

Miami International Seminary (MINTS) Newsletter

Rev. Pennings writes:

"Dear HCM Supporters:
Miami International Seminary (MINTS) has been putting together a monthly newsletter. I plan to pass this newsletter along to my HCM email distribution list so that you get the “big picture” of the ministry of MINTS that I am such a small part of. Thank the Lord for the more than 4,000 students studying with MINTS in more than 50 countries around the world."

The November 2009 edition of the MINTS newsletter is available here on MissionsURC.org.

Mid-summer Updates


The Missions Rally held at Trinity URC two weeks ago was a great blessing! Rev. Lemme introduced us to his work alongside Rev. Green and to the special challenges (especially the false churches) in Latin America.

Please peruse the following updates:

Rev. Pennings asks for prayer for two important forthcoming events in the Hispanic Christian Ministry

Rev. Malabuyo and family send their update and request your help for the mission in the Philippines

Christ's peace,


News from June 11

Two notices today of import:

Rev. Pennings sends news on his ministry.

Also, there will be a special Classis Michigan missions rally on Thursday, July 23, at 7 pm at Trinity URC in Caledonia, Michigan. The featured speaker will be Mr. Nick Lamme who has been called by Trinity to assist Rev. Bill Green in Costa Rica. Learn more about the latest missionary sent from a church in our classis, and hear about the work in Costa Rica. An ice cream social will follow the rally.