Hello, I'm Patrick Tufts I'm 26 years old. I was born and raised in a north west suburb of Chicago called Hoffman Estates IL. I currently live in Texas. Been living here for over two years. I 'm currently in school for Welding, General Studies, and soon to seminary school to become a pastor. I've been playing guitar for 15+ years. I currently go to two churches one is called First General Baptist Church of Irving and the other is a Japanese Mission Church. I have been learning Japanese on and off for about two years. I feel a calling to preach and teach the Bible to Japanese people so I prayed about it and said God if this is in your will please give me a sign. So, I was on google and found a Japanese Baptist church but sadly it was at the same time as my other church so I went for two Sundays and said no I love the church I am at now so I prayed about it and said Lord if this is really in your will please give me a sign. So, one day I was on google and typed in Japanese adjectives and a website came up with English Christian terms translated from English to Japanese. I kept praying and said Lord if this is really in your will please give me a sign. So, he leads me to a Japanese mission church that starts about 30 mins to an hour after my Church ends. So the Lord had answered and said I want you to keep learning Japanese. So, one day I’m on my iPad looking for Japanese Podcasts and I type in radio station apps and I download a few I go onto one of them and type in Japanese. A radio station comes up called ひつじかい which means shepherd and the radio station was based in Japan so I know the Lord wants me to learn Japanese and become a pastor. I know God is calling me to Japan.
I play in two worship bands one is at First General Baptist Church of Irving the other is at a Japanese mission Church :)