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15 October 2007

Wedding bells and answered prayers

My roomie Yulia is getting married!!

Her boyfriend Alexei, (who is a nice guy by the way) surprised her last Saturday with 201 roses and a trip to the park. She didn't even think twice before saying that she would love to spend the rest of her life growing old with him. No surprise to any of us who have seen them together!

I was able to be a participant in the night surprise, as we secretly smuggled the roses into the apartment. It took all night to finally get them into their spot, but the surprise was well worth the wait!

After announcing their engagement at Paradigma Church, Yulia shared how God had given her hope after feeling as if her life had been wasted. She encouraged the rest of the 'older' gals of the church to continue following Him and trusting all indeed is in His timing. Then, she shared a verse from Joel 2:25 which seems to punctuate the point perfectly...
"I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten..."
A great promise, don't you think?