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Thank You Notes We've Received

 

“Hi Pati, A short note to let you know how much we appreciated your storytelling event at Westwood Lutheran Church. For those present it was a delight. May your coming events bring joy and satisfaction to you and especially those in the audiences. Your Christian witness speaks of the person you are, so praise the Lord again, and on behalf of the Westwood Adult Ministry Board, thank you Pati, and may God continue to bless your ministry.”

                                                                                                    Duane “Dewey” Dull

                                                                                                    St. Louis Park, MN

 

“Dear Pati, Thank you for all you did to contribute to the success of our Daughters of Norway Convention. You put such joy into everything you do and afterwards your comment is “it was fun!” What more can each of us ask for but an attitude like that toward life. I was thrilled when you were assigned to the Bergen Bus! I heard many comments in passing about your presentation. It was truly enjoyed and appreciated.”

                                                                                                Dianna Goblirsch

                                                                                                Coon Rapids, MN

                                                                                                Pauline Fjelde Lodge #51

 

“Dear Pati, Your program, “Ya Sure. I’m A Norvegin Luteran” at the Daughters of Norway National Convention touched my heartstrings...just so endearing. You are a treasure.”

                                                                                                 Linda Leraas Ray

                                                                                                 Monticello, MN

                                                                                                 Pauline Fjelde Lodge #51

 

“Dear Pati, Thank you for your presentation for our Syttende Mai Banquet. I had many comments and I thought you did a beautiful job. Many of your heart warming stories really struck home with me and many more. God bless the work you do.”

                                                                                        Roger Bosmoe

                                                                                        President

                                                                                        St. Croix Valley Syttende Mai Society

 

“Pati, Thank you. You are one special lady and it’s a joy to be with you. Having you here has renewed our faith and gave us all something to look forward to. Thanks for the wonderful work you do!”

                                                                                        Women of Faith 

                                                                                        Faith United Methodist Church

                                                                                        Farmington, MN 

 

“Dear Pati, On behalf of the Older Kids at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, I do wish to than k you for the presentation of your Norwegian immigrant family stories. I know you jogged many a family memory for each of us. You have quite a mission established! Christ-focused. My husband really enjoyed your singing - as I did!”

                                                                                                            Anne Haugan

                                                                                                            Roseville, MN

                                                

“Pati: You have won the hearts of the Northwest Wisconsin Synodical Women’s Organization! The comments on our convention review sheet were AWESOME. I haven’t counted the reviews that were turned in, but the stack measures 1.25 inches. One of the questions was, “What did you like best about this convention?” Not everyone answered the question, but those who did - to the number, said “Pati!” It has been suggested over and over that we invite you back! I am so thankful that you came to Eau Claire. I was so interested in your presentation that I didn’t miss a single word. As a storyteller, you are great. As a person you are wonderful. Thank you.”

                                                                                                Janet Allison

                                                                                                Conference Convention Director

                                                                                                Bloomer, WI

 

 

“Dear Pati, Thank you again for your wonderful presentation of “Ya Sure, I’m A Norvegin Luteran”. We asked out guests to take time to rate the luncheon. They overwhelmingly gave an excellent rating and many stated that they really enjoyed YOU. I trust that you will receive other invitations from senior leadership in other churches. We will certainly promote you, I would like to use you again as time and schedules permit. May God continue to bless you and prosper you as you tell stories of Him.”

                                                                                            Rev. Wes & Nancy Vagle

                                                                                            Directors of Senior Adult Ministries

                                                                                            Minnesota District Council of the 

                                                                                            Assemblies of God

 

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“Oh Pati, I was so blessed to hear your tales and beautiful voice! We are in this together to bring Christ to the lost! Blessings dear lady and I hope our paths cross again sometime soon!”

                                                                                             Kimberly Dawn Nyborg

                                                                                             Radio Host & Retreat Speaker

                                                                                             International Falls, MN

 

“Pati, I would like to thank you again. You did an awesome job. We had lots of good feedback and so many people said they would pass on information on you so that others can enjoy you and your stories. We hope to have you come again. Take care and God bless.”

                                                                                                        June Huge

                                                                                                        Friends of Ruth Circle

                                                                                                        Long Lake Lutheran Church

                                                                                                        Isanti, MN

 

“Pati Kachel, You blessed SO many who needed to hear your message that morning. Still getting awesome comments [from the LOVE STORIES TO WARM HEARTS program presented at Widow Might Valentine’s Brunch].”

                                                                                                        Pam Lundell

                                                                                                        KTIS 98.5 FM Faith Radio

                                                                                                        Widow Might Board Member

 

“Pati,

Thank you so much for being such an amazing storyteller and woman of God. Thank you for helping us to get to know Corrie ten Boom a little better. We loved having you at our women’s tea and will invite you again sometime.”

                                                                                                    MapleRidge Church Women

                                                                                                    Maple Grove, MN

 

“Hello Pati,

Thank you so very much for taking the time to come and present "Miss Potter" today.  After speaking with other teachers, it seems the students truly enjoyed your presentation and display.  I know the teachers themselves felt like students and learned quite a bit from you today. May God continue to bless you and your wonderful ministry! A side note you may appreciate: Two of my grandchildren attend our Preschool/PreKindergarten classes and I had them along with their 7 yr. old sister for an overnight on Friday.  When it was bedtime, which is story time at grandma's house - the  5 yr. old promptly found the story book of "Peter Rabbit" and told me:  Grandma, we learned about this today from the lady storyteller.  Of course, we read it again, even though you had read it to the children and she also heard the story at rest time after lunch.  I guess that just shows one can never have too much of Peter Rabbit!! Thank you again and God's blessings on your wonderful ministry!  I'm praying I can have the opportunity to hear some of your other presentations.”

                                                                                                        Nancy Pieper

                                                                                                        EC Director

                                                                                                        St. John Lutheran School

                                                                                                        Elk River, MN

 

“Hi Pati:

You charmed my crew! Yours was such a very interesting interview. I am always impressed by people who can tell a great story. I listened to the one on KTIS and was amazed that there was a whole story in just a minute and a half. Thank you for taking your time to be part of the show.”

                                                                                                    Lynn Redlinger

                                                                                                    Producer

                                                                                                    A Tale of Ten Cities

                                                                                                    CTV North Suburban

 

 

“I just wanted you to let you know, your presentation to our 55+ group was very well received. Here is a note that was sent to us from an elderly gentleman who really enjoyed  the day:

    “Another winner! Thank you for arranging our Thursday’s Over 55+ gathering - 

    meal and entertainment. As a Depression Era baby I could identify with so much of        

    the presentation. My maternal grandmother was one of 21 children! Many 

    descendants of theirs lived in the area of my youth - providing many fond 

    memories, some of which were reawakened.”

Thank you again for making our event a huge success!”

                                                                                       Arlene Retzer

                                                                                        St. Philip’s Lutheran Church Seniors

                                                                                        Fridley, MN

 

“It was a very moving experience for my seniors. The many Jewish people who came were especially moved by Corrie ten Boom’s story. They had never heard this story before and most all were moved to tears! Thanks for allowing me to also share God’s love with my seniors through her moving testimony!”

                                                                                          Paula Frakes

                                                                                          Activity Co-Director

                                                                                          RidgePointe Senior Living Community

                                                                                          Minnetonka, MN                                    

 

Dear Pati,

    I was blessed to attend LADIES ON THE LAWN at Rockpoint Church last Wednesday night. Thank you for your ministry of storytelling. You transported me to the home of Corrie ten Boom and she became very real to me. What encouragement she is to me of how God is with us even in the darkest hour. In Christ Jesus she overcame evil, even to forgive her enemies. Thank you for sharing her story so very well!

                                                                                                            Carolyn Heitzman

                                                                                                            St. Paul, MN

 

Pati,

    I was at the St. James Lutheran’s Tea yesterday and was privileged to experience your gift. Thank you for listening to God, and following through with His direction. The afternoon was inspiring (to say the least), and joy-filled. What a treat. Sincerely,    

                                                                                                        Becky Stanchfield

                                                                                                        Minneapolis, MN

                                                                                               

    Have you ever said “yes” to something and thought later, “Why did I make that commitment?” That happened to me during the bust Christmas season when I was invited to a Christmas Tea featuring  storyteller Pati Kachel. Did I really have a morning to sip tea and listen to a storyteller? Then I heard Pati’s presentation. I left thinking, “Wow! That was one of the most memorable presenters I’ve ever heard!” With her humorous, heartwarming and Christ-focused story telling, she personally touched me with stories that made my own Christmas past and present more meaningful. Was I ever glad I had come! She is simply one of the most joy-filled women I have ever met and I’m very excited that I will have the opportunity to hear more of her stories at the women’s retreat.

                                                                                                Cheryl Sjaarda

                                                                                                St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran

                                                                                                Plymouth, MN

 

Pati,

    We loved your presentations at our church retreat, BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED and THE GLAD HATTER were wonderful. Thank you for being with us! Our Women of Divine Design loved it!

                                                                                                Pastor Valerie Patterson Strand

                                                                                                St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran

                                                                                                Plymouth, MN

   

Pati,

    I’ve been in your sessions before and again Tuesday at Grace Church. I go away marveling at the many unique gifts God has given you! I know no other storyteller as such in the Twin Cities! Keep up the good work under our Savior’s care and direction. I’m sure that you know that there is a new wave of emphasis on “story”. “May the Lord make your love grow and overflow to each other and everyone else!”- II Thess. 3:12 (and He is doing that). 

                                                                                            Barbara Hurd

                                                                                            North Heights Lutheran Church

                                                                                            Blaine, MN

Dear Pati,

    Thank you so very much for coming to our church for presenting your wonderful program, CHRISTMAS PRESENCE to our women. We all enjoyed it so much! It is really nice that you use your many talents to the glory of the Lord. God bless your ministry and all those whom you touch with it. You are a blessing!

                                                                                            Marcia Lindseth

                                                                                            Joy Lutheran Church

                                                                                            Prescott, WI

 

Hi Pati,

    Thanks again for telling us your CHRISTMAS PRESENCE stories last night. You did an amazing job and I have heard nothing but complimentary praise regarding your presentation. All truly enjoyed it. You have an awesome gift!    

                                                                                            Sue Berger

                                                                                            St. John’s Lutheran Church

                                                                                            Lakeville, MN 

 

Hi Pati,

    We want to thank you so very much for sharing your storytelling talent with us at Faith Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids. You had our rapt attention and convinced us that Corrie ten Boom was in our sanctuary, relating her life story! We received so many positive compliments about you - hopefully our seniors shared that with you.    

                                                                                            Sue Kretchmer

                                                                                            Senior Luncheon Committee

                                                                                            Faith Lutheran Church

                                                                                            Coon Rapids, MN

 

Dear Pati,

    You did your Corrie ten Boom program for our homeschool group at Friendship Church in Prior Lake. You did an excellent job. I was so glad that my kids could hear the story, which I had heard many years ago on Focus on the Family. You certainly have an interesting ministry and I pray that God will continue to bless it.

                                                                                            Susan Kes

                                                                                            Jordan, MN

 

Dear Pati,

    Thanks to your wonderful presentation, “A Patchwork Quilt of Heartwarming Stories” our first ever Spring Teatime was a huge success. Our circle has received countless thanks, appreciation and praise for having such a gifted Christian Storyteller at St. James. Your stories were “as advertised” - heartwarming, and we soaked them up like sponges! They reminded us of our parents and grandparents and the goofy, fun relatives we all have. Your stories were beautifully told with humor, inspiration and were delightful to listen to. We thank you and we thank God for your generous spirit.

                                                                                                        July Olsen

                                                                                                        Rebecca Circle

                                                                                                        St. James Lutheran Church

                                                                                                        Crystal, MN

 

Dear Pati,

    It was so nice to see you and hear you again last Saturday at the Quilting Tea at St. James Lutheran Church. Your stories, props, and thoughts were so inspirational. A touch of laughter, too! I look forward to your next visit.     

                                                                                                        Gloria Husby

                                                                                                        Eden Prairie, MN

                                                     

IN APRIL 2012, PATI PREMIERED HER NEWEST STORY PROGRAM - 

“MEET MISS POTTER.” In this presentation, Pati impersonates Miss Beatrix Potter, sharing her life story in the first person narrative style. The note below is a note received after that performance:

 

Dear Miss Potter,

    Thank you so much for sharing your delightful memoirs with my Raspberry Red Sisters...

and for your great conservation efforts, too.

                                                                                                    Karen Eian

                                                                                                    Red Hat Society

                                                                                                    Mahtomedi, MN

 

Dear Pati,

    Your love for the Lord and your gift of storytelling combined to bring a great blessing to all of us. Thanks once again for sharing with our women’s group. Your uplifting presentation of these famous Christian women (Florence Nightingale, Mother Teresa and Ruth Bell Graham) inspired and encouraged us as sister in the faith. Thanks again for sharing your gifts and yourself with us.

                                                                                                    Miriam Webber

                                                                                                    Zion Women’s Fellowship

                                                                                                    Hubbard, IA

 

Dear Pati,

    Thank you so much for sharing your talents with our Council of Catholic Women’s group. It is wonderful to know that the art of storytelling is still alive and well - and you do it so very well! Thanks!

                                                                                                Bev Aplikowski

                                                                                                St. John’s Catholic Church

                                                                                                New Brighton, MN       

 

Pati,

    The Council of Catholic Women of St. Joseph of the Lakes Parish thank you for a wonderful, inspirational evening last night. Many of us had little or no knowledge of Corrie ten Boom and of course, one can never hear enough about Mother Teresa! We very much appreciate your time with us - and your talents!    

                                                                                                    Kathy Johnson

                                                                                                    St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

                                                                                                    Circle Pines, MN

 

Hi Pati,

    I just wanted you to know that the girls at the American Heritage Girls LOVED you! You should have heard them last night when asked if they enjoyed the Mother-Daughter event, WE had a hard time quieting them down! In fact, they asked if you could come again next year. So we’d like to book you for another Monday evening with you. Thank you so much for sharing your storytelling gift with our girls...and encouraging them to walk close with Jesus.

                                                                                                    Mary Hustedde

                                                                                                    Farmington, MN

 

Dear Pati,

     What a delightful evening you provided for our group! The feedback from those lucky enough to be present to hear your “Irish Tales & Other Blarney” presentation was over the top! Your stories, sweet songs, and personal recollections of your trips to Ireland made for a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Thanks so much for sharing your talents and experience with us!

                                                                                                Joanne Klein

                                                                                                Christ the King Mature Singles

                                                                                                New Brighton, MN

 

Dear Pati,

     I want to thank you for sharing your very informative and inspiring story of Corrie ten Boom with our Daughters of the Revolution Chapter.

                                                                                                Ellen Blume

                                                                                                Josiah Edson DAR Chapter

                                                                                                Castle Rock, MN 

 

Dear Pati,

     “This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” - Psalm 118:24

I love that verse - it makes every day a great day! What a blessing you are to our senior group.

What a blessing you are to anyone who hears your programs. “The Glad Hatter” program is a big job for you to pack all the hats, but were delighted by all of your “show and tell.” Thank you!

                                                                                                Judy Nuese

                                                                                                Encompass Senior Fellowship

                                                                                                Eagle Brook Church

                                                                                                White Bear Lake, MN

                                                                                                

Dear Pati,

     Thank you so much for the wonderful presentation of “Ya Sure, I’m A Norvegian Lutheran” last evening. I received many compliments on the choice of program, so the compliments should go to you - not to me! I wish you well as you continue to entertain in the name of our Lord.

                                                                                                   Joanne  Marose

                                                                                                   Cultural Director 

                                                                                                   Sons of Norway Lodge #1-599

                                                                                                   Hastings, MN

 

 

     A very BIG Thank You...to you, Pati, for spending time with us today, for sharing your Irish stories and your sweet, calming presence. There were so-o-o-o many glowing comments about your Irish presentation. It was marvelous and left me longing to go back to Ireland. Your programs are fresh and original and heart-warming...everything our senior adults long for and cherish.

                                                                                                   Linda Rump

                                                                                                   Seniors Fellowship   

                                                                                                   Calvary Baptist Church

                                                                                                   Roseville, MN

 

Pati,

     Thank you so much for coming to our class yesterday (to share the story of Jane Austen). You are a delightful person with a delightful presentation! God’s love shines through you! It was just what I was hoping for, for my class! I look forward to working with you again!!!

                                                                                                    Mary Mueller

                                                                                                    British Literature Instructor

                                                                                                    Southview Homeschool

                                                                                                    Burnsville, MN

 

Pati,

      Thank you again for a delightful presentation last night at our Valentine’s Banquet! I enjoyed the variety of stories, the history behind them, the humor and also your bell-like voice in song. May God bless you 100-fold as a result of your faithfulness to His calling. If you ever need a reference, I would be happy to give one. Hopefully I will see you in the future at another event.

                                                                                                    Lora-jean Jones

                                                                                                    Elim Care & Rehab Center

                                                                                                    Milaca, MN

 

Dear Pati,

      Thank you so much for sharing your “Love Stories”. They truly warmed our hearts. Yes, each one of us has stories, but you have been given a wonderful gift from God in sharing stories, singing, and making us see the humor in everyday life. Thank you! We look forward to a future time of you sharing more stories with us! God bless your ministry. “Do all for the glory of God.” - I Corinthians 10:31 

                                                                                                    Gordy & Joyce Martin

                                                                                                    Older, Wiser Lutherans

                                                                                                    Lord of Life Lutheran Church 

                                                                                                    Maple Grove, MN

 

Pati,

      Words cannot express our gratitude to you and how much our Young at Heart Group enjoyed your, “Conversations With Corrie” program. God has certainly blessed you and we trust He will continue His good work in you, until He returns! We hope to book more storytelling programs with you soon.

                                                                                                    Kathleen Braman-Merritt

                                                                                                    Grace Church of Wright County 

                                                                                                    Buffalo, MN    

                                                                                    

Hi Pati,

      I want you to know how much I loved your performance last week at Laurieann’s house. You did an amazing job! What a blessing it was for me to hear Corrie’s story told...she is truly a hero to me. God bless you for the work you are doing for Him!

                                                                                                        Jane Zins Lukoskie

                                                                                                       Plymouth, MN       

                                                                                    

Dear Pati,

        Thank you so much for bringing Corrie ten Boom alive to us and to our children. I know God used you to impact our kids and inspire them to be bold in their faith. You beautifully wove truth, love and forgiveness throughout the program, as you truly preached the gospel.

                                                                                                        Marit Lunstad

                                                                                                        Homeschooling Parent

                                                                                                        North Oaks, MN

 

Dear Pati,

        Thank you for coming way up to northern Minnesota! Thank you for your storytelling ministry to us!

                                                                                                       Judy Mouser

                                                                                                       Evangelical Free Church

                                                                                                       Bemidji, MN

Dear Pati,

        Thank you so much for sharing your talents and gifts from God with us at our women’s Christmas Celebration. It was such a joy getting to know you through your stories. You radiate the light and love of Jesus Christ. May God continue to bless you and others through you as you journey with Him.

                                                                                                       Cindy Mohrland

                                                                                                       United Covenant Church                                                                                                    

                                                                                                       Clear Lake, WI

 

Pati,

        Thanks for volunteering at 2011 Tellabration. Your time and energy were appreciated. I also want to thank you for your lovely story program, “Ya Sure, I’m A NorvegianLuteran.” I enjoyed it very much!

                                                                                                       Paulet Rouseau 

                                                                                                       Tellabration Committee                                                                                                        

                                                                                                       Minneapolis, MN

 

Dear Pati,

        Thank you! Thank you ! Thank you! For blessing our community with Jesus’ message of love tonight at our Christmas Cafe.

                                                                                                     Kathy Schwanke

                                                                                                     East Lincoln Alliance Church

                                                                                                     Amery, WI

 

Dear Pati,

        At our Spice of Life Brunch you blessed us right down to our socks as you shared with us. We so appreciate all y our talents and versatility which were so in evidence! Thanks for a wonderful morning!

                                                                                                       Bev Lohman                                                                                                         

                                                                                                       Crosstown Covenant Church

                                                                                                        Minneapolis, MN

                                                                                                       

Pati,

        All of us were captured with your storytelling ability. You have a gentle way of grabbing our imaginations and hearts to draw us in helping us to gain meaning from a story. Thank you so much for blessing us this Christmas with your presence.     

                                                                                                       Pastor Leesa Soderlind                                                                                                           

                                                                                                       St. Michael’s Lutheran Church

                                                                                                       Roseville, MN 

 

Pati,

        All of us were captured with your storytelling ability. You have a gentle way of grabbing our imaginations and hearts to draw us in helping us to gain meaning from a story. Thank you so much for blessing us this Christmas with your presence.     

                                                                                                       Pastor Leesa Soderlind                                                                                                           

                                                                                                       St. Michael’s Lutheran Church

                                                                                                       Roseville, MN

Pati,

        You are such a blessing! May God bless you always and I know He will continue to use you in such marvelous ways!     

                                                                                                            Donna Tramm  

                                                                                                             Vadnais Heights, MN

 

Pati,

        What a blessing you have been to all of us. Thank you for sharing your heart with us and for using your gifts to glorify the Father.     

                                                                    With His love and my deep gratitude,

                                                                                                            Pastor Betty Swanson

                                                                                                            Rockpoint Church

                                                                                                            Lake Elmo, MN

 

Pati,

        Thank you so much for your storytelling time at our Christmas teas. You are such a talented person! We appreciate you each and every time!

                                                                                                            Jan Boe & Becky Radel

                                                                                                            The Avalon Tea Room

                                                                                                            White Bear Lake, MN

 

Pati,

        Your walk with the Lord is one of faithful and fruitful service. Thank you for inspiring me to follow your example. Thank you for sharing Corrie ten Boom with our homeschool group. We enjoyed and learned much from your fantastic presentation. God be praised. 

                                                                                                            Joyfully in Christ,

                                                                                                            Toni Graham

 

Pati dear heart,

        You are doing such wonderful work for the Lord and all of our brothers and sisters who hear you. Way to go!

                                                                                            Lynn Dosch

                                                                                            Salt of the Earth Storytellers

                                                                                            Minneapolis, MN

Pati,

        Just a note to than you again for that wonderful retreat weekend in October. It was enjoyed by everyone! 

                                                                                          Nancy Knox

                                                                                          Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Women

                                                                                          Outing, MN

 

Dear Ms. Kachel,

        Thank you for participating in the Fall Senior’s Learning Together series. Your presentation portraying Miss Corrie ten Boom contributed to the fine reputation the series has enjoyed in our part of the world. Thanks again, for sharing your experiences and expertise with all of us.                                                                         Sue Raucsh

                                                                                      Acting Project Director for SALT

                                                                                      Apple Valley, MN

                                                                                    

Dear Pati,

        Please accept my sincere gratitude for the way in which you contributed to the lives of the women through story telling and personal one-to-one conversations with our precious women. God honored us beyond any expectations and answered prayer over and over again. Thank you again for being a part of the ministry team this past weekend.

                                                                                    Rebecca F. Sjogren, Lt. Colonel

                                                                                    Divisional Director of Women’s Ministries

                                                                                    The Salvation Army

                                                                                    Northern Division Headquarters

 

Pati,

        Thank you so much for your beautiful ministry to us this weekend. You’re a true sister! May your life spread everywhere the sweet fragrance of Christ. II Corinthians 2:14-15.

                                                                                    Major Cindy Strickler

                                                                                    The Salvation Army

                                                                                    Northern Division Headquarters

                                                                                    

Posted on Facebook        Wonderful weekend-Women’s Camp! Loved Pati Kachel - the stories were heartwarming and uplifting. What a wonderful message!

                                                                                    Bethany Woodard

                                                                                    The Salvation Army Northern Division

                                                                                            

Dear Pati,

        I’m so glad that you could come down to our church. I’ve had so many positive comments through this past week and at church about how wonderful your stories were. Your program was such a blessing to so many people. And how great it was that the Lord used you to minister to the woman in Mountain Lake. You just never know what can happen anywhere and anytime, when God is in charge!

                                                                                        G. Jean Nelson 

                                                                                        First United Methodist Church

                                                                                        Windom, MN

 

Pati,

       Thank you for sharing with us on Ruth Bell Graham’s life and legacy. You have such a calm, warm and pleasant voice. You are a delight to listen to and we are so glad you could be with us!

                                                                                        Young At Heart Seniors

                                                                                        North Heights Lutheran Church

                                                                                        Arden Hills, MN  

 

                                                                    

Dear Pati,

        You are INDEED a wonderful storyteller, singer and composer! God has you in just the right place doing His work. Thanks for letting me partake of your gifts at Northwestern College today. My love and prayers surround you!

                                                                                         Lynn Dosch

                                                                                         Minneapolis, MN

 

Dear Pati,

        Your “heartwarming” stories shared at Lyngblomsten recently were a treat for the listeners. You could see from their faces how much they enjoyed your presentation and could relate to many of your tales. Thank you for bringing your story telling gifts to us. God bless your ministry.

                                                                                        Ruth Hagander

                                                                                        Program Chair

                                                                                        Lyngblomsten Auxiliary

                                                                                        St. Paul, MN

 

Thanks, Pati,

        I loved your story about your father. There as so much love and understanding in it. Thanks for sharing it with such a wide range of audience. I hope to hear you tell again soon!

                                                                                        Ruth Ladwig

                                                                                        Family Friendly Stories Host

                                                                                        Minnesota Tellabration 2010

 

Dear Pati,

        Thank you so very much for coming our homeschool group with Corrie ten Boom’s story. What a beautiful tribute to her life and legacy!

                                                                                        Becky Christenson            

                                                                                        Burnsville, MN

 

Dear Pati,

        The story of Corrie ten Boom, so realistically portrayed, was an inspiration to our Salem Seniors. We are grateful to you for sharing your talents with us today.

                                                                                        Salem Covenant Church

                                                                                        New Brighton, MN

 

Hi Pati,

        Thanks so much for such a well thought out presentation, “Love Stories to Warm Hearts.” It was beautiful. Your songs and stories that made our residents very happy! What a nice way to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day!

                                                                                        Bonita Heilmen

                                                                                        The Harbor at Peace Village

                                                                                        Young America, MN

 

Pati,

        I am so happy to contribute to The Parable Fund and hopefully, permit in some small way, the opportunity for many more people to experience your wonderful storytelling. Thanks for all you do to make this a wonderful world!

                                                                                        Sharon Sterry

                                                                                        Lakeville, MN

 

Dear Pati,

        What a joy to meet you and hear you tell your stories! Thanks so much for sharing yourself with us. We have heard so many positive comments about the program. I pray God blesses you and your ministry in a great way this year. May many lives be touched.

                                                                                        Joni Lundquist

                                                                                        Crossroads Covenant Church

                                                                                        North Mankato, MN

 

Dear Pati,

        Thank you for coming to our Dutch event! Your portrayal of Corrie ten Boom created the theme and you were the highlight of the evening. I’m so glad you have this ministry and that you shared it with us!

                                                                                        Jan Leisner

                                                                                        Northside Christian School

                                                                                        Andover, MN

 

Dear Pati,

        God is truly using you in His work to spread His Good News of love, healing, salvation and grace through your stories. 

                                                                                        Lynn Dosch

                                                                                        South Minneapolis, MN

 

Good evening Pati,

        I saw you speak at a women’s brunch at Trinity Lutheran in South Minneapolis this last December. You do such a wonderful job and have such a heart for the Lord.

We would love to come and see you do the “Anne of Green Gables” program if you are near. Looking for such wonderful things like this to expose my daughters to as we are raising them in an increasingly impure society and want to continue to point them to the Lord and put good “stuff” in their minds. Thanks for all you do.

                                                                                        Jen Swenson

                                                                                        Lakeville, MN

 

Hello Pati,

        Thank you again so much for coming to the Forever 50 Seniors Club. We were all delighted, intrigued and very pleased to have you as our guest storyteller. Blessings to you in your travels.

                                                                                         Jill Sanchez

                                                                                         The Salvation Army

                                                                                         Maplewood, MN

 

Pati,

        Words cannot day how I enjoyed working with you (on the women’ winter retreat). I can tell you that the evaluations that I have seen have all been not only favorable,  but excited. Thank you so very much for serving in your ministry with such a tender heart. It was pure pleasure the whole time for all of us. Blessings!

                                                                                        Sandi Dyrstad

                                                                                        Riverside Reformed Church

                                                                                        Bloomington, MN

 

        Thank you Pati for your wonderful presentation of “Conversations With Corrie.” We enjoyed it very much!                         

                                                                                        Ione DeLong

                                                                                        MN Fellowship of the Blind

                                                                                        Minneapolis, MN           

 

Dear Pati,

        Thank you so much for presenting your “Irish Tales & Other Blarney” program. We enjoyed your message, songs and display. It was as welcome “Spring brightener” on such a rainy day! You have such a warmth and sparkle.

                                                                                        Carolea Nord

                                                                                        North Memorial Retirees

                                                                                        Robbinsdale, MN 

  

Pati,

        It’s a real honor and great pleasure to have such a professional storyteller come to our church and speak. You made our fund-raising brunch so special. The Corrie ten Boom portrayal was fabulous. So many people were so excited to come hear you today. This will always be an everlasting memory for us all. Thanks ever so much and love from all of us serving with Women of Faith Circle.    

                                                                                        Kay Hoeppner

                                                                                        Faith Methodist Church

                                                                                        Farmington, MN   

 

Dear Pati,

        Thank you for your evening of storytelling at Eagle Brook Church. What a delightful program. We enjoyed every minute of it! God bless you as you follow your calling. Best wishes!                         

                                                                                        Danny & Judy Nuese 

                                                                                        White Bear Lake, MN  

 

Dear Pati,

        Thank you for coming to Iowa and sharing your “Bloom Where You’re Planted” presentation with the women of Zion and our guests. Your blooming good program was truly uplifting for our Spring gathering with a gardening theme. We greatly appreciate you and felt blessed to have you share your talents and love with us.

                                                                                         Miriam Webber

                                                                                         Zion United Church of Christ                                                                    

                                                                                         Hubbard, IA

 

Dear Pati,

        It was so good to see you and hear your stories at our church. Your program was delightful. You can’t go wrong with Norwegian stories in that church! I heard a few people singing along at times, and you can be sure some memories were right there with  them.                                                                       

                                                                                        Dorothy Andersen

                                                                                        Immanuel Lutheran Church

                                                                                        St. Paul, MN

 

Pati,

        I heard you present at Faith Lutheran Church. I was so impressed with your stories that I was the first one who stood to give you a standing ovation! Your program was excellent. Looking forward to hearing you again.

                                                                                        Brenda Mayer

                                                                                        Balsam Lake, WI

Pati,

        Thank you very much for coming to our church and sharing your stories with us! We loved your stories about your experiences and how God has worked in your life!

                                                                                        LWML Trinity Guild

                                                                                        South Shore Trinity Lutheran

                                                                                        White Bear Lake, MN

 

    

Dear Pati,

        Thank you so much for your inspiring stories as you related them to the ladies. We so appreciated you traveling north to share an evening with us. I heard many positive comments of your theme, “Bloom Where You’re Planted.” It certainly is a subject in which we all can relate, and you “decorated” the theme so well in words and in your props. God’s blessings to you as you share your Christ-centered stories to those eager to hear how God can change our lives if we only put our trust in Him.

                                                                                     Pat Johnson

                                                                                     St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church

                                                                                     Esko, MN

 

Dear Pati,

        The performance that you gave of Corrie ten Boom at our Spring Brunch was outstanding. It was such an honor to have you with us. We have heard everyone enjoyed you so tremendously. Your kindness meant so much. “I thank my God every time I remember you.” - Philippians 1:3.    

                                                                                    The Koinonia Women’s Circle

                                                                                    Farmington, MN

 

Pati,

        I wish you well this coming season. I was blessed by your Corrie presentation earlier this year... and impressed with the gift you have been given. God bless you.

                                                                                    Dr. Tim Johnson

                                                                                    Minnesota Church Ministries Association

 

Dear Pati,

        I am so grateful and excited to have hosted you as our special feature guest today. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful God-given talents at women’s outreach brunch. Please keep me apprised of any of your future events that I might be able to attend. God bless you!

                                                                                    Sunny Oachs

                                                                                    Rose Arden Christian Women’s Club

                                                                                    Stonecroft Ministries

 

Dear Pati,

        Thank you for coming to tell Corrie ten Boom’s story. It is always such an encouragement when God’s people gather to hear the story of one of their brothers or sisters. I appreciate you so much!

                                                                                    Pastor Linda Rump

                                                                                    Calvary Baptist Church

                                                                                    Roseville, MN

 

Pati,

        Thank you for your wonderful afternoon program at The Avalon Tea Room. Your vintage hat collection and stories were charming. What a delightful storyteller and “Glad Hatter” 

you are!

                                                                                   Marilyn Kamueller

                                                                                   Mendota Heights, MN

 

Thanks Pati,

        I loved your story about your father. There was so much love and understanding in it. Thank you for sharing it with such a wide range of audience. I ope to hear you tell again soon!

                                                                                  Ruth Ladwig

                                                                                  Family Storytelling Host

                                                                                  Minnesota Tellabration 2010 

                                                                                  Minneapolis, MN

 

Dear Pati,

        The story of Corrie ten Booom, so realistically portrayed, was an inspiration to our Salem Seniors. We are grateful to you for sharing your talents with us today.

                                                                                  Salem Covenant Church

                                                                                  New Brighton, MN