Our church is connected to some ministries in
and about ten years ago, I went on our second mission trip there. On the way
to Chichicastenago, we passed a mission run by the Reynolds. Our mission trip
leader pointed it out as we went by. I didn’t think much about it until a few
months ago, when the Reynolds were at the church. When missionaries come, we
have a special time when people can meet them and hear about their work. The
story about how they got started with their mission is amazing. I told Pat I
wanted to share the opportunity to hear the story with my blog readers. Guatemala City
Welcome, Pat. What would you like for our readers to know about you personally?
From my childhood, I have enjoyed the adventures of life. In the midst of the hard times, which we all have at one time or another, I have looked for the hand of God, and always found it. That does not mean I have understood everything that has come my way, but it does mean that somewhere along the journey I have been able to come to the place where I can see God in the midst, reordering my steps, and changing my heart.
Tell us about your family.
I am married to Charles Reynolds and we have 2 sons,
Daman and Tommy and five grandchildren. Daman
is married to Karri Anne. They have one son and two daughters, Kylan, Addie and
Brenna. Tommy is married to Holly and they have one son and one daughter,
Harrison and Hannah. We are from the great state of Texas. We are the founders of His Appointed
Time Ministries, based in . We have been missionaries
Texas Guatemala, Central America, since 2000.
Have you written other nonfiction books?
No other books have been written. I am in the process of having this book translated and printed into Spanish. It should be ready for purchase by October of this year.
Do you have any other books in the works right now?
Only in my heart—nothing in print! When you come to the end of this first book, you will see the reason for the second book and the title.
What kinds of hobbies and leisure activities do you enjoy?
I love to get in a quiet place with soft instrumental music playing in the background, a cup of hot tea, and a good book. I have been reading avidly since I was 19 years old. Prior to that, I only read what I had to for school. I can’t remember who, but someone told me about the book, In His Steps, What Would Jesus Do, written in the 1950´s. I bought that book and devoured it, and I have not stopped reading since.
Why did you write the featured book?
I wrote the featured book for two reasons. First of all to leave a written record for my grandchildren and second to share with all who are interested in what God has taught me about learning to wait on His promises. Many Christians have forfeited their promises from God because they got in too big of a hurry, and gave up when they didn’t see their promise materialize immediately. I believe that God purposely called me to wait long spans of time to see my prayers answered in order to use my story to help others not to grow weary in their wait. It has always been encouraging to me to read the stories of others who have had to wait on God. I hope that my story will do that for those that read my book.
What do you want the reader to take away from the book?
God made several promises to me about my future. Without exception, each one has required a “wait.” Most people don’t care to wait, and I am no different. I am a person who really likes it done “yesterday.” But God is not moved by our timeline. It is more important to Him that we learn to hear His voice, trust Him without having to know His full plan, and wait for His promises.
Some of God’s promises to me have been miraculously fulfilled after a long wait and some still await their fulfillment. God has Appointed Times in our lives. And these appointed times often do not just involve us personally, but others as well.
When you have waited, like I did, for twenty-two years to see a promise from God come to pass, exactly the way He said it would, it brings overwhelming joy.
My prayer is that this book will encourage many, especially if they have grown weary in their wait and have thrown away their confidence in the Lord. I hope that my story will encourage them to go back to where they left God’s promise, pick it up, and continue in their journey, because His promise carries a great and glorious reward.
Is there anything you’d like to tell my readers about you or your book?
It took me nine years to write this book. I started the book in 2004 and wrote approximately half of it before I stopped. I had said all that I had to say. I am glad that I stopped, because during the years that followed God walked me through many more truths that He wanted shared in the book. Always in the back of my mind, I knew the book would one day be in print.
In May of 2013, a close family member asked me when I was going to finish the book. I told her that I knew it needed to be finished. She replied, “Pat, if you don’t do it for any other reason, you need to do it for your grandchildren.” That did it! I immediately started writing again and finished the second half in about three months.
Where on the Internet can the readers find you?
Our website: www.hisappointedtime.comE-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, Pat, for sharing your story with us.
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At His Appointed Time: When God's Promises Are Suddenly Fulfilled
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