in Blue Water
Voyaging into Ministry
Welcome to Born Again in Blue Water
We are Russ and Amy Patterson. In October 2019, we made the decision to sell everything, buy a sailboat, move aboard, and cruise around the Caribbean. We are Christians who have served Jesus for many years through music, biblical counseling, and recovery ministries, and as we looked into the culture and life-style of the Caribbean cruising community, we saw a gap in the Gospel's influence that we felt called to help fill.
By September 2020, we had moved aboard our 41 foot Morgan ketch, Born Again, and while circumstances conspired to keep us in the U.S. longer than we were expecting, we managed to sail off for the Bahamas on July 20, 2021 for a four month shake-down cruise.
Upon our return to the U.S., we hauled the boat out, set her in a DIY yard, and after an extended visit to family and friends, got busy with boat projects. God also opened a door of opportunity to minister to a group of young ladies going through a particularly rough season, and we were blessed to see the Lord working in their lives.
We finally splashed on June 13 and slowly made our way to Boot Key Harbor in the Florida Keys where we are staging for an extended cruise to the Bahamas and beyond.
Here on this site we have a blog, an "About" page with our individual testimonies and other personal info, and an "Apparel" page where you can get great Born Again in Blue Water gear. We have recently opted not to continue our social media presence, with the exception of an occasional you-tube video, so if you want to keep up with us, make sure you subscribe to this site.
Come join us on our adventure...We'd love to have you!