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Thoughts on faith and life at Friendship Church

5 Questions With...Patricia Tsai

Peter Brown

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1. How did you first get involved with Friendship Presbyterian? A “long time ago,” when I had just moved back to Taipei from Holland, I was looking for an international church where I could meet people with different cultural backgrounds and grow together in Christ. David and Linda Ludwig fed me with delicious cakes and spiritual food as well, helping me to understand the difference between "serving" and “being served.” At that time, I was involved with the greeting team, ushering, deaconship, and planning outdoor activities. Friendship felt like my home. That was all “a long time ago.” Now, in 2018, after having been away for almost 8 years (living in Germany), I have come back to Friendship because it still feels like my home. 
 
2. What do you do Monday through Saturday? I work at an IT company and am in charge of the European market. If there are no urgent issues, it is quiet and relaxing in the morning. However, in the afternoon, when the Europeans start to work, I am a bit tightly wound, talking to customers, and jumping from meeting to meeting. Very often, I look forward to the weekend and wish to go hiking right away. Saturday is my hiking day. Mountains and nature give me new strength and regenerate me. Thanks be to God for his awesome creation!
 
3. What is something people might be surprised to know about you? I am not tall, but I walk much faster than tall people! 
 
4. What do you find most challenging about being a Christian today? Working at a Christian company in which 30% of the employees are Christian, I need to work even harder to prove that my achievement is not coming from some kind of "special relationship." As the only Christian in my biological family, my behavior is my witness to Christ. Because of that, I need to pay extra attention to not losing my temper when there is an argument. 
 
5. What is your favorite book of the Bible? The Psalms and the Book of Exodus are my favorite books of the Bible. Exodus shows me God’s love and mercy. Very often, the Israelites complained and were rebellious when they cried out to God. But God was slow to anger and had mercy on them. The Psalms teach me how to pray to and praise the Lord.