I am glad to announce that on Saturday morning, December 3, in Aubrey, Texas, Martha will be wedded to Philip Dorr. Like Martha, Philip is a MK (missionary kid) who has a deep love for the Lord and a compassionate heart for people. Philip graduated from Liberty University last year with a major in graphic arts. He’s a soft-spoken man who enjoys working with his hands, whether it’s creating a design on a computer or installing plumbing/electrical in a house. In this family photo, Philip is at the front seated next to Martha.
Philip and Martha’s friendship began during their second year at Liberty University. Both being MK’s, they developed a mutual respect and appreciation for each other’s commitment to the Lord and obedience to His Word. Philip and I exchanged a few emails as his friendship with Martha grew. But Philip soon realized that he wasn’t yet ready for marriage and, out of respect for Martha, chose to step back and focus all his attention on finishing school and discerning God’s will for his life.
So, for the past couple of years, both he and Martha had very little communication as they both gave their time and energy to doing well in school, involving themselves in ministry, working their jobs, and growing in their relationship with the Lord. Then, in June, Philip and Martha attended the wedding of a mutual friend. There, Philip shared with Martha that he felt God was directing him toward marriage and toward Martha. Martha was elated because she had always liked Philip and couldn’t imagine marriage to anyone else.
Within weeks it seemed clear that Philip and Martha were a perfect match. Even before Philip officially proposed to Martha a couple of weeks ago (after receiving my blessing), Martha had already reserved a chapel and made initial wedding plans. In November, Philip will move to Fort Worth and stay with David and Andrea until the wedding. Philip will continue working on a Christian film promotion project while he looks for an apartment for him and Martha to live in after the wedding. After their honeymoon, Martha will continue her nursing job at Baylor Hospital.
So, I will leave at the end of November for a 10 day stay in Texas. We are trying to figure out how I will officiate the wedding while also being the one to give away the bride. Just pray for me that I can keep my eyes dry as a give my little girl away and rejoice with her in celebrating her union with Philip.