Time flies. We’re back on our every-other-year schedule and are looking forward to reconnecting with you during an extended home assignment from July to December.[Read more…]
Looking Back on the Patterson Family’s 2022
Just when we thought things might get back to normal the world was hit with another major crisis that dramatically changed everything from politics to our daily lives. It’s time to take a quick look back and see how all this affected us and what we were up to in 2022.[Read more…]
Merry Christmas 2020 from the Pattersons (video)
What a year! At this time last year we had no idea what 2020 had in store and I think most of us feel like 2021 can’t possibly be worse (and, at the same time, that it very well might be!).
Despite all the trials of 2020, the social distancing for the holidays, and the uncertainties ahead, we wish you a peace that passes understanding during this holiday season and all of 2021.
God is with us![Read more…]
Jana’s Family Coming to the States for Ministry Training
One thing about being a missionary is that we have people we love in the United States and people we love in Slovakia and those two worlds don’t often overlap. When they do, there’s a certain kind of joy in making that connection. That’s going to happen this summer when Jana’s cousin and his family (Draho, Zuzana, Oliver, Johanna and Viktor) arrive in the States for some very special ministry training.[Read more…]
We’ve Put Some New Photos in Our Gallery
If you haven’t visited our gallery page in a while, you might want to check it out. We’ve added some new photos of Elisabeth in concert with the praise band she plays in, our small group, Trinity’s recent concert in Slovakia, and, of course, our first spring hikes.
Our First 2019 Newsletter is in the Mail
I’ve just sent out our latest newsletter in which I resolve to communicate better with our support team in 2019 and januflect on the 2018 and 2019 ministry years. This year we moved in to a new home and I published my first book.
A Picture Book for Home Assignment
We’ve created a picture book that we’ll be bringing with us on home assignment. We hope this will be one way to share our ministry with you. It contains some basic information about Slovakia and our family as well as some snippets about theological education, Narnia Elementary School, our local church and more. If you won’t see us on home assignment, you can at least click through to see an online version (sorry, flash only, there’s no mobile version).
A Shift in Strategy for Our 2018 Home Assignment
It’s time once again for our biennial home assignment trip to the United States to report on our ministry in Slovakia. We’ll be arriving in Chicago on June 25 and departing on August 22. This year we have a different goal than usual and there are lots of ways we need help to make this an effective time in the States.