“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” -James 1:27

Sunday, October 27th, I had the privilege to marry these two incredible people during a beautiful, outdoor wedding. And we have the selfie to prove it!WeddingPatrickBrittany



No one in attendance that day could have ever guessed that this would be the last time we would see one of our friends here on earth. The arrow in the picture above is pointing to another beautiful couple, Patrick (30) & Brittany Price(25). They are holding their newest little baby on a swing as they watch the wedding. Two days later, Patrick would suddenly and unexpectedly go to be with Jesus and Brittany (and their three children under the age of three) would begin life without their father/husband.


We were all devastated, but knew the incredible character of both Patrick and Brittany. We have prayed earnestly that the grace of God would overwhelm their family. We hurt with them. Now, we are moved to act on their behalf, to be their advocate.

Patrick & Brittany supported the work of Patch Our Planet.

Now we want to support them in their time of need.


How can we really help?

I have three ways:

  1. Patrick was a mentor to so many kids and teenagers through his local church. He cared about the fatherless and about widows. So we want to honor Patrick’s legacy during the month of October by offering our Online Orphan Care Curriculum for FREE to any church who would like to download it. Just enter “Patrick” for your coupon code when you are checking out at the online store on our site. “Apply” it and it will be worth $49 (to purchase both local/global orphan care curriculums). This truly is a free offer, so please share it with your church and let’s transform communities by caring for children in foster care and global orphans on behalf of Patrick & Brittany Price.
  2. Support Brittany and her three children by going to an account that has been set up in their honor GoFundMe page here or go to any Wells Fargo Bank in the country and ask to make a deposit into the Patrick Price Memorial Fund.
  3. Watch Brittany’s incredibly brave video testimony about Patrick just days after his death and then share it (like tens of thousands already have). You can watch HERE. Like me, you will be inspired by her faith.

I was honored to know Patrick and to have served as his college pastor for a few years. I’m confident he is in the BEST place right now because of his relationship with Jesus. I’m also confident that the Body of Christ will wrap its loving arms around this family as they move ahead during the difficult months and years to come.

With this post, I simply wanted you, the “extended” Patch Our Planet family, to be involved in whatever way you can in wrapping your arms around this family from wherever you may  be today. Thank you.


Here’s to a life well lived for our Savior,

Steve Gillis

Founder | Executive Director