The story of Patrick is one of the most dramatic in the history of the church. This single man was used of God to literally change a nation. While he did work with a team of fellow disciples and converts, it was Patrick himself who personally spearheaded a missions effort that is almost unparalleled in the annals of church history.
The story of Patrick has been embellished with many fanciful legends. The true story is dramatic and stirring enough that it truly needs no embellishment. We won’t go into all the details here. You can read his full story elsewhere. Suffice it to say that Patrick was a British Celt who God called to return to the land of his youthful enslavement and preach to the Irish Celts. One Celt proclaiming the Gospel to a neighboring Celtic tribe. This was a beautiful example of indigenous missions in action. Continue reading