In December 2015, our small missionary team met to discuss plans for 2016. The team was made up of my parents, my then fiance, and me. We felt impressed of the Lord to choose the theme “Awakening,” as a focus for the New Life Church in Bucharest, Romania. My parents, who are also my supervising missionaries, Michael and Jill Patterson, are appointed missionaries to three countries. Many cities were discussed and it was a busy meeting.
Now, in December 2016, I can report that God has ignited that “Awakening” in Romania! Following are some highlights from our 2016 monthly newsletters that I would like to share with you… all glory to God! Continue reading “The Awakening: Looking Back at 2016”
The birth of Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of Christmas. It was a miraculous event that shows us the hope of salvation, it reveals to us good tidings of great joy, and proclaims peace on earth. The birth of Jesus Christ is the true meaning of Christmas. Continue reading “The Journey of Mary and Joseph”
We all know the famous cities: London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Dubai, Istanbul, Rome, and the list can go on and on. Then you have the cities that are smaller but still pack a punch when it comes to popularity, such as Venice, Italy. In this “Hidden Gems” series I will not include any of these. Instead, I will focus on the places you most likely have never heard of. Also, each gem will be a place that I have traveled to. Continue reading “Hidden Gems: Skopje, Macedonia”
Learning a new language is one of the most fulfilling things you can do in life. It opens the door of communication, cultural understanding, and personal relationships that otherwise would be impossible. Continue reading “Tips on Learning a New Language”
Missions is a desert, in that it sometimes feels dry (tradition). Missions can also be like the ocean, a lot of water (people) but nowhere to quench your thirst (friendship). What about comparing it to a mountain trail (uncertainty), a city intersection (confusing), or even to the launch of a rocket ship (anticipation, success, and then silence). In any comparison, we all have to navigate our calling to local missions or world missions with wisdom.
Here are a few tips that I have learned… Continue reading “Tips on How to Navigate Missions”