Saturday, August 10, 2019
7:30pm Central Time
Wedding colors: Navy, white, & blush
The Couple is registered at:
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God is so merciful to have allowed me to reach this point in my life as I am looking forward to marrying Molly Voorhis. I am so thankful for the changes God has made in my heart, the refocusing of my mind on His will, and establishing that fear of Him in me which ultimately is what pulled me to this path.
These past few years before moving to the Nashville area have been some of the more difficult years I’ve had to go through in my life, and it’s clear to me the struggle is a result of the half-hearted life I was choosing to live. I was reaching a point where I was feeling very lost, very low, and hurt. During all of this, my parents, living here in Nashville, were asking if I could come out and help them with a few projects around their house because of my experience in construction. I came on that trip only with the intention of helping with their house. I didn’t plan on attending any Remnant Fellowship Church services during the trip, but God had other plans. I ended up going to every service my parents invited me to during my stay. Towards the end of the trip I went to a small youth gathering at a local home. I remember hearing all the testimonies of what God had been doing in everyone’s day-to-day lives that week and the excitement they had for following God’s will. I really felt that evening was a sort of tipping point for me and I felt like this is exactly what I needed! I have to be around more people like this who want what God wants in their lives. I have to follow God’s will for my life. I have to do what is right in His eyes!
I had felt this pull before, but I always suppressed it…and put my own conditions on it. I would tell myself “Yes, I need to be around people who love God, but I don’t need to do that here. I can go to a church where I want to live…where I want to be.” Yet every time I attempted to answer the call my way, I would end up with this half-hearted approach, and I was surrounded by people who weren’t focused on God’s will above their own. I ended up on a selfish path resulting in a broken life. Then, from that broken state, God allowed me to return here and feel that familiar tug on my heart again. Instead of suppressing it further I began to fear that if I didn’t answer this correctly when He calls and “where” He calls, I wasn’t sure I would be able to hear Him again. That thought terrified me and it really instilled that fear of God in me. It made me want to drop what I had and move to where He wanted me…to serve where He wants me. I am so thankful to God for allowing this community of like-minded believers to be gathered together!
“Molly has been the biggest blessing in my life. She is so sweet, and if I ever feel discouraged she is always there pointing me back to God. I am so thankful that God has allowed her in my life. I feel that God uses our relationship to reinforce my relationship with Him. I found as I focused more closely on His will, the closer she began to draw to me and I am just overjoyed by it all!” – Daniel
Since I moved and began seeking God wholeheartedly, I was blessed with a great job in my field, and everything has been so smooth as I have had this chance to build my relationship with God!
Molly has been the biggest blessing in my life. She is so sweet, and if I ever feel discouraged she is always there pointing me back to God. I am so thankful that God has allowed her in my life. I feel that God uses our relationship to reinforce my relationship with Him. I found as I focused more closely on His will, the closer she began to draw to me and I am just overjoyed by it all! I love God so much, and I am so thankful for what He is doing here. I am so thankful for what God is doing in my life and I am just so excited to see where He leads me as I move forward…keeping my focus on Him.
Our family joined the Remnant Fellowship Church through my grandparents when I was about seven years old. Even at a young age, I knew this place was different…and I knew I loved being around other children in this Church. As I grew up listening to the teachings here, the desire for a relationship with God grew in my heart. But a true turning point moment for me was when I heard Ashton Martin (now Jost) give her testimony when I was about 17. She shared how she had made the choice not to go to a Church or follow this teaching just because it was what her parents were doing, but it was because she wanted her OWN personal relationship with God…and that this Church was teaching her everything that goes into having that relationship with Him. When I heard that, I knew that was the choice I wanted to make too. I had been going through the motions of doing what was right, but until I heard Ashton’s testimony, I didn’t make the connection that the motives were to grow this relationship and be closer to God and that this was a choice that I had to make. Once I made that choice, the blessings were immediate! I was training pre-professionally as a ballet dancer at the time and God allowed scholarship after scholarship to come my way. I even got the opportunity to travel to New York City and train at the American Ballet Theatre. On top of that, God has gone above and beyond with blessings at my job. I didn’t ever have a dream job in mind, but I have mine now! I have found so much favor with my boss and peace with my co-workers. And the blessings just keep pouring in.
I knew Daniel for a while before we met in person. He was my sister-in-law’s (Becki Voorhis) older brother. But until Christmas Eve 2018, our paths had never really crossed, even though our families were connected. We were at my grandparents’ house with all of our local extended family for our annual gift exchange. I knew that Daniel was in town visiting from California and that he was in Tennessee to help do some work on his family’s house.
“The night before Daniel left to go back to California, I prayed for an opportunity to ask him for his number, and God presented it. We started texting every day. The day after he left, he texted me that he had made a decision to move to Tennessee. The more I got to know Daniel, the more I fell in love with his heart for God. It was so amazing to see his transformed life.” – Molly
Over the course of the time that Daniel was in town, I got a few opportunities to hang out with him in group or family settings. Eventually I noticed that he was sitting with his family at Church, and from then on, I watched him change, and by the end of his time here in Tennessee, I saw a different man! By that time, God changed my heart and I then was interested in knowing more about him. The night before Daniel left to go back to California, I prayed for an opportunity to ask him for his number, and God presented it. We started texting every day. The day after he left, he texted me that he had made a decision to move to Tennessee. The more I got to know Daniel, the more I fell in love with his heart for God. It was so amazing to see his transformed life. Over the course of time, we truly fell in love.
June 2nd of 2019 was one of the best days of my life so far. (I know my Wedding day will be even better!) Daniel told me that morning that he really needed to work on his Jeep with my brother, Levi, and that it was a priority for the weekend. I was somewhat tested with this due to the fact that we had been planning on going hiking all week long, and I had been looking forward to it.
My closest friend (Esabella Zogg) and I had a girls’ day planned since her husband also was busy. We got lunch, did some shopping, she got her nails done, and we talked about the future and what God was doing in our lives. The last thing on our list to do was stop at Cheekwood botanical gardens…which is something that we do almost every summer together. I asked Esa if we should skip it, because by the time we got there, we’d only have about an hour before they closed for the day. She insisted that we go…saying that she’s never been to the manor and wanted to see it. Once we arrived we walked straight to the manor. Esa started to walk towards the back of the building and I told her she was going the wrong way, that the front doors were the opposite direction. She kept walking and so I followed. Before we rounded the corner towards the back where the stone steps led to the patio, Esa stopped and ripped my admission sticker off my dress, took the hair clip out of my hair, took everything I had been holding in my hands, and told me to follow her. I thought this was strange but just assumed we were going to take a picture together. We walked up the steps to the back patio and she pointed to the far side. I was stunned to see Daniel dressed in a suit, standing at the opposite end of the patio. It immediately dawned on me what was about to happen…
I cannot believe the incredible gift that God has given me with the opportunity to get married to such a humble, righteous, servant-hearted man like Daniel. God gave back more than I could’ve ever dreamed of when He allowed me to meet Daniel. I am so grateful to be a part of this Remnant Fellowship Church, and I know that we have so many examples and tools to have a Godly, peaceful, JOYFUL marriage. I cannot wait for August 10th!