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Safely home from Greece (July 13 to 26, 2018) Posted about ago

Hello from Lake Stevens, WA:   We thank the Lord for YOU. And we pray for many of you.   Please thank the Lord with us:   (   ) For Patrick’s safe trip (to and from) Greece this past month (July 12 to 26), where he came alongside others (roughly 35) from around the globe to strategize for on-going church planting training themes. Please pray that Patrick can apply what ...

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Safely home from western Honduras (May 21, 2018) Posted about ago

                    — Safely home from western Honduras (May 21, 2018) —  My 14 day Honduras ministry trip this month has been a re-charge for me!  ---- >   https://youtu.be/JViWWFRwbEA  Watch "Patrick O'C -- Copan Ruinas town // Western Honduras. 43 second video. (2018 May 14)." on YouTube When I departed for Honduras on May 9th, I had been a bit ‘pooped’ from back to back trips to ...

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Safely home from the Amazon of Peru Posted about ago

We JUST arrived back home from south America. This trip was harder than many others!  It could be age or it could be that I (Patrick) am exhausted!None-the-less, God is good and these are some highlights from three weeks in Peru:Patrick had many many miles along the Amazon Rver in Peru (but also Brazil and Colombia) to visit many pastors in a large number of river villages. Training and mentori...

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Safely home from Peru trip (May 11 to 26, 2018) Posted about ago

Highlights from Peru this month included shifting into my new (very good) role as e3 Partners Global Mentor Coach, with time in Tacna, Arequipa, Puno, Sicuani and Cuzco. In each location we had training opportunities, but also eyeball to eyeball time with area church planters.   Sicuani was an area where Debbie had participated with jump-starting a new church plant two years ago. That ch...

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Safely home from Honduras trip (Nov 30 to Dec 12, 2017) Posted about ago

                                 -- Safely home from Honduras trip (Nov 30 to Dec 12, 2017) --   This was my first visit to Honduras since our move from Honduras to Seattle in 2009. It was sweet, but on the very day of arrival many Honduran cities were terrorized with civil unrest for political reasons.   * On this trip I had an extended time in San Pedro Sula, with ARNOLD LINAR...

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Safely home from Colombia, Peru + Paraquay (Oct 22 to Nov 18, 2017) Posted about ago

First: How can we pray for YOU!  So many of you pray for us --- thank you! We got home safely on Saturday......16+ legs to the 28 day trip for Colombia, Peru and Paraguay.  I, Patrick, had a bad chest cold for the last nine days in Paraquay, but the Lord opened doors for that new entry location.🌡 Watch O'Connors.... "NE Peru. Oct 26 2017.... Buying Selling Fish. (21 sec video)" https://y...

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Safely home from Peru and Colombia (July 21 2017) Posted about ago

Thank you for being with us in prayer and support!I am asked to train and mentor others for church planting movements and thus I was in South America this past fortnight. This ten day trip was short and fast, yet with a number of highlights:        ~ I had time with in-country USA missionaries in Bogota where I was asked to facilitate a deeper level of accountability and friendship with the hus...

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Safely home from India and Ireland (a 27 days trip)! Posted about ago

While our time in Ireland was PLAY (our 30th wedding anniversary), our time in India was WORK.   It is the kind of work that remains a thrill: to train and mobilize others for His best purposes.   While in India participants were in-country Indian missionary couples who arrived from Kerala, Orissa, Kashmir, Manipur and West Bengal. Each participant is an in-country workers sent fr...

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Safely home from Peru, Bolivia, Honduras and Costa Rica (Feb 26 to April 12, 2017). APRIL 18, ’17. Posted about ago

Safely home a few days ago from Latin America!A highlight from 30 days in Peru was being asked to climb down into a very deep water cistern to baptize seven believers in the Lord!  I had just taught on obedience to the Lord. Seven stepped forward to say that they want to express their obedience, through immediate baptism. Deb had time in Honduras (8 days) and Bolivia (5 days), and so as an on-g...

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Safely home from Kashmir, India. December 20 2016. Posted about ago

                                              Lake Stevens,  WADear friends, It was a harder trip than most trips,  yet the Lord endured me (and my coworker,  Mike Burr)  through the upper Kashmir of north India,  then through three locations of Manipur, NE India,  then through three cities in south India. It was also a cold trip (42 degrees inside hotel rooms) as most locations were at high a...

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Safely home from the high Andes + the hot Jungle. Offf to India mañana. Nov. 26 2016. Posted about ago

Safely home from the high Andes + the hot Jungle. Offf to India mañana. Nov. 26 2016.From Debbie's pen:Thanks so much for your faithful prayers for us. God is good and we are so thankful for His provision of safety, good health, and some good interactions on this past Peru trip.Our time in the high Andes went well as we worked with our team of Peruvian Andes leaders and together followed up on...

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Safely home from 28 days in Peru. July 25, 2016.  Posted about ago

Hello!It is either my age, or I am pushing myself too hard from this last 28 days trip:--> Time in the Andes for Debbie and me (Patrick) was strategic as Debbie led this portion of the trip for assisting several churches near Sicuani of the high Andes in starting new daughter churches. This was done through day-by-day 'person of peace' searches by all participlants in four villages.  Deb did...

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Safely home from Africa. June 13, 2016. Uganda. Posted about ago

This 20 day Africa trip was nearly perfect. We traveled a lot within Uganda,  for several venues. Most days were 13 hour days on very bumpy roads. On many boat River rides, too,  to islands off the coast from Uganda.  It was phenomenal. It was a great 20 day trip in that we got a chance to train but we all also got a chance to look at some of the churches which had previously been planted. Than...

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2016 March 30 -- from Arequipa, Peru Posted about ago

2016 March 30 -- from Arequipa, Peru A two month trip is really not too long from the perspective of once having lived for many years in Honduras, and from the perspective of the Lord's 33 year 'trip' to planet earth.  Yet, mañana we take off for our last of four countries (in the Caribbean) for ministry during this 54 day trip. We get back to the north side of Seattle April 9th.A highlight: In...

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Trujillo, NW Coast Peru (March 7, 2016) Posted about ago

Hello from Trujillo, NW Coast of Peru!Deb and I board a bus in two hours, this time for the Andes city of CAJAMARCA, with seven days in that region, but in three towns (Chota, Bambamarca and Cajamarca)  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cajamarca )Prayer  is such a priority. Thus we ask you to 'shoot up a prayer' with us for our time now in Peru. Fast update for our 54 day trips (Feb 16 to April ...

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Hello from a town called "Mala'" Peru :-) Posted about ago

The Lord is good! For this, we want to use our energies for His purposes. Please pray with us as this fortnight as Patrick is in the town of ‘Mala', Peru with roughly ten E3 Partners in-country and USA leaders. Next week Patrick darts off to LIMA and then to jungle area called Iquitos, along the Amazon River in NE Peru.Thank you for ‘shooting up a prayer'.We work in His harvest yet we also try ...

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Almost Christmas eve (December 2015) Posted about ago

Debbie and I really hope that you have a special Christmas season this year.This year has been full and very full for all of us, yet all of us entrust our lives and our days to the Lord.We throw our lives and hearts to the feet of Jesus, as Apostle John did: "When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and th...

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Hello from Kathmandu, Nepal (December 6 2015) Posted about ago

                                                                                                             December 6th, 2015 Hello from Kathmandu, Nepal: This is ministry trip #3 to Nepal and #11 to India (and roughly #15 to Asia), during this past decade.   Highlights from this 20 day south Asia ministry trip: November 18 to 26 = A one week training retreat for in-country missiona...

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Safely home from Ecuador and Mexico (Nov 9 2015) Posted about ago

Hello!Today is Monday November 9, and we rejoice to say that Deb and I are back home...back to her "home and native land", Canada.  Deb's parents reside near Vancouver and we are cooling our jets a bit with them.Our 48 day ministry trip to Mexico and Ecuador (Sept 20 to Nov 7) was full and very full, as e3 Partners arranged for us to be in roughly 20+ locations for a lot of training and mentori...

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Esmeralda, northern Ecuador (Oct 15 2015) Posted about ago

Hello!Safe training and safe travels, so far.  We finished up 21 days in Mexico in roughly ten locations, and now we are in roughly 8 locations in Ecuador for 20 days (Oct 11 to 31).  Thank you for 'shooting up' a prayer or two as Debbie and I travel and train.  E3 Partners has asked us to train and mentor in Latin America. Thus we do it the old fashioned way: eyeball to eyeball.New churches ar...

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Sept 28 2015 (Tehuacan, Mexico) Posted about ago

With this as a six week trip, Deb and I have just wrapped up week #1 in and near the Sierra Madre mountain range of SE Mexico.We trained in three locations, but the happy thing is that our hosts are like 'sponges' who:  a) apply concepts for new churches; b) make plans for even more new churches and c) have told us that we came in perfect timing for their ministry needs. I am asking the Lord ab...

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Safely back Ftom Costa Rica (Sept 6 2015) Posted about ago

Thank you for praying with us for this short 7 day ministry trip to Costa Rica. Though I am still on the plane,  the report to you is that the main time there was for member care for an on-the-field couple.   I went with a colleague from Seattle, Bruce.  We train others,  but we also try to come alongside them to weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice. Love to you, Patrick 

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This month begins with ministry in Costa Rica for Patrick (August 30 to September 5) Posted about ago

This is a short update to request prayers as I depart in a few hours for a short seven day trip to Heredia, Costa Rica. The trip has roughly twelve points on the in-country 'to do list' for training and mobilizing others, but the bottom line is that I will be going with an ACTION INTERNATIONAL colleague Bruce Ingram so as to visit with and have time with a brand new ACTION Int'l missionary ther...

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Debbie is in Costa Rica for an 11 day trip (June 27, 2015) Posted about ago

Normally I am the one flying off exotic places!  (I stay home this week still recuperating from 8 months of back to back travel ! :-)  ).This week Debbie is in Costa Rica for an 11 day trip.   She is near  Liberia, NW Costa Rica.E3 is training her to train and mobilize others. Of course, she comes with roughly 32 years of cross-cultural experience, but we do thank the Lord as E3 grooms her to g...

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Off to the home office in Plano, Texas Posted about ago

One of the reasons we like e3 Partners is that the team of roughly 500+   e3 staff & missionaries 'lean forward' in to the wind of life for Kingdom expansion. Though expansion depends on the King, the Lord allows you and I to position our 'talents' for His purposes.It is heartening that though Debbie and I are trainers with and for e3 Partners (focus Latin America and beyond) their home off...

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Home from Los Mochis Mexico... off to Long Beach, CA Posted about ago

The Lord remains good, yet this old guy (at 54!) is a bit pooped right now.Time in Mexico was essentially perfect, as roughly 50 in-country leaders were prepared, trained, inspired for their harvest in Mexico. Debbie (not Patrick :- ) has been asked to provided training in Long Beach CA for these next few days so, happily, I accompany Debbie to carry her luggage, drive the rental, eat her food ...

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9 day fast trip....West Palm Beach and then Arkansas Posted about ago

No beaches for me in West Palm Beach this weekend, but in His grace I have been asked to train 140 area leaders with 4 other trainer  (thank goodness) this weekend. 1))  See: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/generational-discipleship-training-4-fields-midlevel-april-10-11-in-west...I would really covet your prayers for me: for a) calmness of heart.  My forte is training in foreign / very foreign set...

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OK..we admit it! Posted about ago

We are lining up training for the rest of the year and into 2016.  Minutes ago I have purchase tickets for India / Nepal training (Nov 18 to Dec 8).  This will follow training in Mexico (Sept 26 to Oct 11) and Ecuador (Oct 11 to Nov 3).  Yes!  We 'push the envelope'...yet we do so so extend ourselves and to train others.  Additional training venues this year closer to home!  Bless you!  

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We depart in a few hours for Costa Rica and Peru (via 4 days in Houston) Posted about ago

Yes, i am a bit nervous for the daunting invitation to train in Costa Rica this next week, with roughly 20 leaders coming from neighboring nations.  I want to go in the Spirit, and of course what as blessing it is to go with Debbie.  Our Costa Rica dates are Jan 26 to Feb 2, then we are off to Lima, Peru.  The Lord is good! Please uphold us to the Lord.Patrick

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Starting with e3... Focus Latin America! Posted about ago

The Lord is good!  Though with sadness we say this month 'so long for now' to our previous agency of 26 years, we say 'thank you Lord ' for his invitation by e3 to join them for focus within Latin America so as to train and mentor in country leaders for discipleship and multiplication of new churches.   Thank you, Lord!  In a few days we depart for our fourth ministry trip to South America with...

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