PETRA BLOG

24
Jan 2019
A House Divided Cannot Stand

Written by Elder Connie Balthrop As I ponder the awful state of affairs in our national government and offer consistent prayers for the innocent government workers, contractors, and vendors that are suffering and being used as pawns in a contentious and deeply divided atmosphere, it is so easy for me to become frustrated and downright angry with … who?  There are no innocent parties here; there’s enough blame to go around. As corny as it may sound, this reminds me of the Scripture concerning Martha and Mary (Luke 10: 38-42).  Martha was......

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03
Dec 2018

Elder Dan Shorthouse is a licensed electrician and an educator with over 25 years of high school, vocational education, and workforce development experience.  He is a skilled craftsman in woodworking and construction and has spent over 30 years in the electrical field as a small business owner, project manager, estimator, and electrician. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree and is certified in vocational education by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Dan is an ordained minister, serving as the Elder of covering for Missions at Petra International......

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30
Nov 2018

Elder William “Bill” Thompson is a Pittsburgh native and a graduate of Schenley High School.  A masterful builder, Elder Bill is the owner of Balm General Construction Company, which he formed in 2015 and is contracted by numerous local organizations like the Carnegie Mellon University. Elder Bill received the salvation of Jesus Christ 24 years ago and has never ceased to grow in his relationship with Christ through his study at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Greater Works Bible School, where he was ordained minister in 2017 and ordained reverend in 2018.......

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