America World on Mission, An engagement story
Our mission teams are currently on hold as we wait for the COVID-19 pandemic to settle and international travel to resume. Thankfully we were able to send early Spring teams and they have been home, safe and sound, for a few weeks now. Two team members who traveled with us had a very eventful trip in early March and they reached out to share their bit of happy news with all of us here at America World. We know that everyone can use a little positivity in these days, enjoy their sweet story and testimony below:
When I moved off to college, I had no idea that I would meet the love of my life just a month into the year. Trae and I instantly connected and were inseparable from that point on. In my opinion, the most important part of a relationship is keeping God in the center and putting Him first. Trae did exactly that by inviting me to his church every Sunday. I now consider it my church home. About three months into our relationship Trae gave me a little promise ring and told me that one day he would propose.
As I planned the proposal I enlisted our team leader Martha. Martha was able to tell Madi that we were just going to the top of the mountain to shoot a fundraising video for America World. I asked one of the girls from the children’s home to carry the special engagement shirts my mom had made because that little girl had a special connection with Madi. I asked another little boy, who had impacted my life deeply, to give the ring during the proposal. I had met this little guy a year before. Incorporating all the kids to sing How Great Thou Art made it even more special because when the kids sing you can feel the passion for the Lord in their voices. The whole idea was based around starting a new chapter of our lives the most correct and Godly way I could imagine. There isn’t a better place I could’ve proposed. I hope the kids understood that they all played an important role in our engagement, Madi and I can’t wait to visit next time as a married couple.