Updates and Testimonies
hey, God is good!
What a full and sweet season.
Upon returning to Southern California, Samuel (whom I had dated for a year prior to going on my adventure to Redding) and I reconnected to discover God had purpose for our time apart -- God had healed and matured both of us. Letting each other go and grow for that year was just the surrender God was needing to heal our hearts and prepare us for a healthy and God-cenetered relationship.
After 6 months of reconnecting it was made clear to us both that God has such great purposes for our lives together. On New Years Eve Samuel surprised me in Redding CA with the sweetest proposal. Thank you to our amazing friends Austin and Katie for making it such a special moment and surprise.
We are so excited for the adventure we have ahead and I am so grateful to invite you guys along for the journey as Samuel and I learn to put Jesus first in our lives and relationship.
Although this website is specifically for a small number invited to the wedding, I invite you to see the beauty at the link under our story:
Samuel, who grew up in Illinois, came to California after high school and encountered the Love of Jesus that forever changed his life. He whole-heartily surrendered His life to Jesus and began pursuing a life of deep connection to God and found His church family at Heritage Christian Fellowship.
Helen, who grew up in Southern California, devoted her life to Jesus in High School and lived with many families where she learned from each about the heart of God, and chose to pursue Him with her whole heart and life. After high school she found Her church family at Heritage Christian Fellowship.
Both having a deep love for God, love for people and passion for God's Word, they both began serving in the youth ministry. Their friendship grew over time and in 2015 they were assigned to teach the same youth Sunday school class and within months Samuel was pursuing Helen.
They were together for a year and spent a year apart growing and seeking God's purpose for their lives while Helen attending Bible College in Northern California. Upon her return to Southern California in 2017 they reconnected at church and the rest is history!
Their love for each other and love for the Lord is the driving force of their relationship and together they are mission minded and in unity in their desire to advance God's Kingdom and carry God's love and hope to those in need. "
All glory and thanks to our King Jesus!