World travel ends in Butte Falls

Change is the law of life, said President John F. Kennedy as he spoke in Frankfurt, Germany some 46 years ago. And change is certainly something Don and Mary Pedrick know a lot about. 

Don spent his early years in the Air Force, first in So. Dakota, then Washington and finally to California.  He graduated from Biola University in 1985 and in 1994 the couple left a rather typical American lifestyle for what would become a 10 year adventure, eventually ending up in Butte Falls.

They left Norwalk, Calif. to become missionaries in Budapest, Hungry. And after seven years, they begin looking for opportunities outside teaching and felt God was leading them to expand their horizons. It was on a vacation trip to Rhodes, Greece that they discovered a need for a pastor. They pastored there for 3 ½ years.

Again, it was time for a change. This time change began by returning to the homeland where they began to look for a home in a small, friendly community that was in need of a pastor. The answer to their every wish came when Butte Falls appeared on their “radar” screen. 

Four years ago Don became the pastor of the Butte Falls Community Bible Church. “Serving in Butte Falls feels like a privilege,” said Pastor Don. Wherever you go there is something different and exciting. I’ve learned how to ride a horse since I came to Butte Falls.” Beyond that, Don and Mary find the people in and around Butte Falls very enjoyable and caring.

On Nov. 21 as Butte Falls celebrates “Christmas in the Mountains,” Pedrick’s will share a very special collection of some 100 nativities. Details of the event will be in the Nov. 17 edition .
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent

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