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No. 0     Original Topic:  Married after we met on MC   
By:  Balthasar   Gender: M   Age: 37   on  Dec 6, 2010 at 5:05 PM   Viewed 30927 times     
I am planning on deleting my profile in the near future, so I thought that I would share my story of how God used MC to bless me.

I first came to MC early in 2008, hoping to meet a Christian woman to share my future with. I just wasn't meeting any Christian singles of the right age where I live, so I decided to go out on a limb and try MC.

In September of 2008, I received an email from a beautiful lady named Rica, who was in Hong Kong. I was open to the idea of a long distance relationship, but I had decided I was not open to a relationship with someone in the far east! I exchanged several emails with Rica, but I had no intention of going to Hong Kong to find my wife. As a result, we only wrote to each other for a short period of time. I started dating a lady near to my home, and deleted my profile from MC.

By January of 2009, I was not seeing anyone again, so I made a new profile here on MC. Once again, I received an email from Rica, who was still in Hong Kong. I began to exchange emails with Rica everyday, since it seemed that God was really working to bring this lady to my attention. Soon we were chatting via webcam and phone everyday, and my resistance to finding my wife in Hong Kong began to fade away. I soon began to realize that I would someday marry Rica. Over the spring and summer we began to plan for our future together.

I arrived in Hong Kong on the first of October. I was met (a few minutes late) by Rica and several of her friends. Though it was the first time I had ever seen her in person, it felt as if I had known her forever.

We left Hong Kong the next day, to return to Rica's home in the Philippines. We traveled through a lot of the Philippines together, and spent time visiting Rica's family. I was blessed with the opportunity to share the gospel with many of Rica's friends and neighbors. The time I spent there will stay with me for a lifetime.

After many long months of waiting, my lovely fiancee arrived here in the USA in August of this year. We were married at my church's meeting house within days of her arrival. It was a joyous celebration of God's providence in bringing us together.

I would offer some advice to those who are looking to meet a spouse on a site such as MC.

First off, be careful. Pay close attention to what the person you are talking to is telling you. Not everyone is genuine.

Secondly, have patience. It took me nearly two years to meet the right person on MC. I actually met a couple of ladies on MC that things did not work out with before I met the right one. Rome wasn't built in a day.

Thirdly, put your priority on God and his kingdom first, and worry about finding a spouse second. If you put God first, everything else will work out in the end.

Fourth, be open to new possibilities. The right person may not be exactly what you imagined at first. I certainly never imagined when I joined MC that I would marry a lady from the Philippines. But God's ideas were different than mine. So be open to go wherever God leads.

I hope our story will encourage someone who is praying for God to send them a Christian spouse. God does answer prayers in his own time.
No. 1     Reply: Re: Married after we met on MC   
By:  Gary208   Gender: M   Age: 63   on  Dec 7, 2010 at 7:45 PM     
Congratulations!

Sounds like it was meant to be. God doesn't take NO for an answer, but he'll let you bide your time for a short season, hi hi...

Sure wish you would hang around the olde oak tree here for a spell!

TTUL
Gary


No. 2     Reply: Re: Married after we met on MC   
By:  Dare2BBold   Gender: F   Age: 50   on  Dec 8, 2010 at 10:56 AM     
Thank you for sharing yours & Rica's story...it does serve as encouragement to keep the focus on Gods will in our lives...with patience, perserverance, fellowship, prayer.

Pray Gods continued best in yours & Rica's lives...
No. 3     Reply: Re: Married after we met on MC   
By:  Verbatim   Gender: F   Age: 58   on  Dec 8, 2010 at 2:27 PM     

Thank you Darren for that. You both have come a long way to get were you are now. Rica and you have always been in my prayers. Have a good and Godly life and hope you have lotsa babies!

God Bless you brother, you will be missed.
No. 4     Reply: Re: Married after we met on MC   
By:  butterfly31447   Gender: F   Age: 20   on  Dec 22, 2010 at 9:47 AM     
Congratulations!!!
No. 5     Reply: Re: Re: Married after we met on MC   
By:  Balthasar   Gender: M   Age: 37   on  Dec 22, 2010 at 5:02 PM     
butterfly31447 wrote:

Congratulations!!!


Thank you Butterfly!
No. 6     Reply: Re: Married after we met on MC   
By:  honestjeenn294   Gender: F   Age: 37   on  Mar 9, 2011 at 9:23 AM     


Wow! Congratulations... Hope to find my man here too.
No. 7     Reply: Re: Married after we met on MC   
By:  Rosebud246   Gender: F   Age: 51   on  Mar 23, 2011 at 10:34 PM     
Great Testimony! I've been divorced for 12 years. I'm hoping that one day God will give me the same opportunity to share a similar testimony of inspiration. Congratulations!