Happy Birthday to Patrick Henry!
Today marks the 31st birthday of a dear friend, co-laborer and partner in ministry (not to mention former assistant as well as “nephew-in-law:)…I threw that one in there for Patrick’s sake). He is currently serving as a short term missionary in Arequipa, Peru till later this month, and then will fly to Santiago, Chile, where he will spend the remainder of the year with missionaries Jason and Lori Holt.
Patrick has been such an encouragement to myself and the ministry here at VBC. Over the years I have seen God do such a marvelous work in an already talented young man. He is a great father and husband and is a wonderful example for his family. His faith has taken them through an incredible journey and it is a blessing to see their zeal, passion and love for the Lord and the ministry. Although we miss him greatly around here, we are thankful they have modeled what following God looks like! I love him dearly and am very excited about what the future holds for him and his family.
Patrick, Happy Birthday! I love you…Derik