Later, Patrick was involved in a serious motorcycle accident. A reckless driver ran a red light and crashed into him.
“For a few seconds, I thought, ‘I am dead,’” Patrick says. “But miraculously, God saved me with only minor injuries. I live today because of His grace only.” So, when Patrick applied for the Haggai Leader Experience in 2014 and his visa was denied, he didn’t give up. He knew from experience that God had a plan.
He applied again the next year, and his visa was denied again. Patrick decided that instead of giving up, he would get involved with the Sri Lankan national ministry. For years, he learned and served alongside Haggai leaders in his country, and when the first Virtual Haggai Leader Experience (VHLE) was announced in 2020, Patrick was one of the first Sri Lankans to enroll.
“Having my visa rejected twice was a painful experience,” he says. “It felt like a hopeless situation. But I chose to work with the national ministry, trusting that God would make a way for me. And He did.”