Patrick Bell was a Bible Smuggler into Communist Eastern Europe from 1988 to 1990.

His purposeful and extensive research in Romania, along with a deep appreciation for the hard issues that the Romanian believers faced, breathe life and authenticity into the story.

"When you hear gunfire outside your hotel and there are bullet holes in the window and blood on the carpet, you know you're in the thick of it."

Patrick has his Master's degree in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College Graduate School and his MBA in International Business from Regent University School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship.

His continued goal is to enlighten the Western church to the realities of persecuted believers around the world.

Today on Connections he shares his unbelievable story and the passion behind it.