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Sometimes, life does not work how we plan. Patrick retired from US Navy and spent years in seminary school planning to be a pastor for one of our conferences. However, God had a different plan for him. In 2012, while waiting for a job offer he started a part time job at ARM for two weeks. He did the best he could at his job that was noticeable enough to earn a position that eventually opened up for Administrative Assistant. Several months passed by and while chatting here and there with some key people in the company Patrick’s passion for computers became known. So much so that he was sent to take classes, earned a degree and now, he works as a network administrator to develop the network structure of ARM. A hard worker employee that has been able to see the fruits of his labor materialized somehow quickly in his life. Not what he expected but what God had planned for him.
Because he still has a heart of a minister, he enjoys very much his job when seeing the smile on the users face when he is able to fix their computer problem and get them back working on their important tasks at hand. One of the things Patrick likes about himself is that he is driven to succeed at whatever he does. He wants to be the best at his work and at home as a father and a husband. However, because he is a hard worker, sometimes he tends to take too much at one time and it can be overwhelming; so he might make mistakes and he does not like mistakes. “But the good thing is that my military background teaches me to learn from my mistakes and not to repeat them,” says him.
Patrick is a Tiramisu’s lover; so much so that he has to order one every time he goes to an Italian Restaurant. He describes himself as a simple man of God trying to get along in a ravaged and evil world that tries to consume us with doubts, desires and misconceptions of a loving Lord and Savior. As such, his favorite place to go is the sanctuary on Sabbath morning and worship the Lord. Whether he is preaching, teaching or simply enjoying service, he likes being in the house of God.
As a normal human being, some things make him angry. His pet peeve is when his wife, Vilma, cleans his cave, (as he calls it), and then when he goes back in there and wonder, “where in the world is my stuff, I know I had it sitting right here yesterday”, says Patrick. Although he gets cranky when that happens, his wife and son are the greatest gifts in his life. So much so that the happiest moment in his life would be a tie between the birth of their son Christopher and the marriage to his wife and life partner Vilma Santa Rosa. For him, the two events can be separated but are eternally meshed together.
Patrick would like to be remembered as a man who loved and served his Lord and savior as best as he could and was a good husband and father and spiritual leader to his family. While alive, he can still make a difference in this world and If he could change the world the first thing he would do would be to love the Lord with all his heart, soul and mind and the second would be to love his neighbor as himself. And he finishes,” if we as Adventist practiced this one theology our church would grow by leaps and bounds and we would no longer need evangelists because each of us would be an evangelist for the kingdom of God! “
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as is customary in Venezuelan elections.
Mr. Chávez has
won each of his previous elections by margins of 22 percent or more, but expectations rose on Sunday that the outcome
this time would be much closer.
During the campaign,
Mr. Chávez vowed that he would give the opposition an epic beating. But speaking to reporters after he cast his vote in Caracas, the president dismissed any
suggestion that he would refuse to acknowledge an opposition victory if the vote count ran against him.
“You should not have any
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three million votes, responsible political participants have to recognize the results.”
Venezuela is a major oil
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Latin America, leading a bloc critical of American policies.
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food to the poor, and he has sought to create a socialist economy
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The president started the
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In Cumaná, a city in the northeast, broken voting machines delayed voting for hours at a polling place
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In the Catia neighborhood
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