Pat's Welcome Message
Welcome to my web page and,
more specifically, to
It is through this experience that I have learned greater reliance on the One who gives all strength; more faith that all will be handled in His time and manner; the ecstasy of powerful moments and answers delivered to say to me, "I am here, give me glory and honor for the miracles I still perform;" and the joy of being obedient to His call.
My time has been . . .
Ø filled with exciting firsts---riding horseback through the quiet of a Russian national park, taking a troika ride through a snowy countryside, being walloped in a Russian banya, walking on frozen Lake Kaban, learning to stay upright on streets, which are sheets of ice and making snow angels in a bank of snow into which I sink.
Ø filled with people---Dmitri, Lilya, Alla---among our employees at the organization, Global SourceNet; Gulnor, Teona, Gouzel and Andrei---among many other students; Elena, Tatiana, Galeena, Ludmilla, Alfea, Antonio and Gouzel---among the long list of teachers; Gulya, Galina, Ludmilla, Andrei and Ali---among numerous acquaintances as helpers, neighbors or wonderful friends.
Ø filled with cultural experiences---opera, ballet, the symphony, folk shows, the circus, art and historical museums, as well as strolling tours of the city.
filled with sites---among them the Kremlin, Peter and Paul Cathedral, Raifa Monastery,
filled with travels---
And the most wonderful thing about it all is that so many of you have been there with me. Your notes have encouraged and kept me abreast of the news at home. You have read my updates and been interested in my activities and friends throughout.
Through this web page, I
want to share more with you. In the updates you will meet my friends and
colleagues, follow the work I am doing and those with whom I work, learn about
the culture of this area, and even tour