Monday, January 17, 2011


Andrey and I announced our engagement at church on Sunday. We had tried to keep it a secret since the proposal in December. :) It was really fun telling everyone all at once!

Andrey was preaching and I was upstairs at Sunday School, so he had to come get me when it was time. When we entered the room, everyone broke out in loud applause! I didn't expect that.

Before saying a prayer over us, the pastor exhorted the congregation to do two things: 1) To pray for us as we prepare for marriage and 2) For married couples to invite us to have fellowship and be our mentors. It looks like we are going to do a lot of visiting in the next few months!

It's one thing when people say you make a "cute" couple or are "perfect" for each other, but when they really KNOW you and have been praying for you, it means a lot to hear them confirm that this relationship is of the Lord. We are very blessed!


  1. Congratulations! That is so wonderful. May God continue to bless you life and fill this new adventure with a plethora of Blessings!

  2. Congratulations!!!!! I'm so excited for you!! :)


    I will be honest with you guys, several months ago I thought that this what was going to happen. You know, one of those premonitions or something. :)

    May God bless you!

  4. I love seeing the full joy on your face!! It says ALOT!

  5. I'm so very happy for you and sorry I didn't get to meet him when I was there before. Maybe my next trip?

  6. Congratulations, Liz!!! We're so happy!

  7. Thank you! It is fun to share our joy with blog(and other) friends. :)

    Maybe it was on the horizon for a long time, but the Lord's timing is perfect!

  8. I had an inkling, too! And I am so happy for you. What a perfect, lovely beginning to this sacred relationship.

    I'd love to hear more about your church; perhaps it is the accident of how simply you and Andre are dressed, but the announcement and blessing reminds me a bit of anibaptist churches I've visited....

  9. Your parents must be thrilled!

  10. Thanks. :)

    Annie, those are interesting observations. I think we both just like to wear black. :) I have never been to an anabaptist church, that I know of. I suppose we have some things in common, but I wouldn't have thought to describe myself that way. We are more Calvinist in doctrine and follow the Brethren practice of plurality in leadership (elders).

  11. Congratulations! God bless you both!


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