VBC Sends Another One!
Tomorrow (Wednesday), Patrick Henry and his family, wife-Leslie, daughters-Lily, Piper and Ivy, will leave from the Atlanta airport headed to South America for a year of ministering and learning. Patrick has faithfully served on staff at Victory Baptist for 6.5 years. Last year, God placed a leading in his life to spend some time on a foreign field. Now, this is not super unusual for people to do this, as all of our Training Center students must spend a minimum of 6 months on the field somewhere prior to completion of their studies, however, Patrick wasn’t a student in the Training Center, he was a teacher! So, he and his family will spend the first part of the year in Arequipa, Peru, working closely with missionaries Jeremy and Rebecca Hall. The last part of the year, they will relocate to Santiago, Chile, to work with missionaries Jason and Lori Holt.
We are very thankful for their ministry time at VBC and are excited what the next step in their lives may bring. During this year, Patrick will be seeking the Lord’s will for their lives, whether it be the call to full-time missions, perhaps to plant a church in the States, or simply return and serve here…either way, Victory will support, love and pray for this family. You can keep updated with what’s going on in their lives by visiting their website, or by following their blog. In addition, many people have given financially to the Henry family and they are so very grateful. Many others have committed to give and I would like to encourage you to follow through with your commitments. Any support can be sent to Victory Baptist Church, marked “Henry Family”, as we coordinate their support stateside.
Patrick preached an incredible message Sunday morning and then we had a wonderful service on Sunday evening where the church gave them some gifts, took up another love offering, had a special time of prayer, followed by a church-wide fellowship. It was great to have various members of their family with us throughout the day.
As mentioned earlier, the Henry’s will be flying out on Wednesday around 3:35 EST. I will be taking a bus to the airport for anyone who would like to go with us to see them off. Space is limited, so Senior Adults get priority seating, followed by a first come, first served basis. We will be leaving the church at 11 AM and will eat at the Varsity on the return trip.
I’m asking that each reader of this article, bow their head right now, and ask God’s hand of Provision and Protection upon the Patrick Henry Family.