In this blog, I’ll discuss how to live out your faith in everyday life. I’ll try to offer some encouragement to you in the midst of what is usually a very discouraging world that we live in.
I am a wife, a mom, and a Marketing/PR Professional who loves writing. My other favorite past-time is running, and I’ve done 2 marathons and 8 half-marathons. I also love volunteering at my church, LifeChurch.tv.
And now, because I just love our story, I thought I’d share my love story with my husband:
We’re a couple from Oklahoma that’s been married since 2010, but the story of how we met is an adventure of its own. We met in 1999 when we both signed up for a missions trip with our youth group, Oneighty in Tulsa, to Nashville and Florida. The next year, we were both placed on the same missions trip again, to the Philippines. And again, the next year, in 2001, we were both placed on the same team to Cameroon.
However, when we both attended universities in different cities in Oklahoma, we drifted apart for about 8 years.
In April 2009, after we had both started our careers, we had both reached a new point of surrender in our walks with Christ. Devon had surrendered his ideal of pursuing an MD when God told him that he was to pursue a path as a missionary as soon as possible. After that realization, he sought a way to do summer missions, and started wondering if Lindsay was still going on missions trips. Lindsay had since moved to Houston, but we were connected through Facebook (of course!), so Devon sent Lindsay a message: “Are you thinking of going back to the Philippines anytime soon?”
Providentially, Lindsay already had a trip planned to the Philippines for that summer. With only two months of preparation remaining, Devon was able to clear his schedule and travel with Lindsay for a mission trip to the Philippines in June and July. As we served together, we started falling for each other. We saw each other’s hearts for God, children, and the world in need. We asked each other lots of questions about life vision, desires, etc. At the end of the trip, Devon told Lindsay that he would like to court her, even if it was long distance.
For 11 long months, we courted long distance, Devon living in Tulsa and Lindsay living in Houston, growing in our love for God, each other, and the world in need of Christ’s abounding love.
On June 11, 2010, we were finally united in the same city (Tulsa), and united in marriage. Our lifelong mission is to reach out to others wherever God takes us.
I pray that the words of this blog will inspire you to grow closer to the Lord. I pray that you may come to know God more as you listen to His gentle whisper.