People sometimes get a little confused by the 'engage' name and think it's a DTS for engaged couples! The 'engage' name is about engaging with God, identity, community and nations - engaging with who God is and what is he wanting to do through us in the nations.
But it does not mean we don't love engagements and weddings!!!! 2016 is the year of Engage weddings, as three of our staff couples got engaged and will all be married by the end of year.
Each of these amazing women was pursued by wild men who honored them, loved them, sought counsel, and showed our community how to do it ... I truly believe God is going to be so honored in these relationships, because each one of these six loves Jesus and has given their all.
Each couple will be moving to an unreached nation for the long-term in the next couple of years, which is even more thrilling. It's been such an honor to have them all part of the Engage family over the past few years, see them all grow, mature and be more of who God created them to be. We are excited to launch them out and continue to do life with them.
Wedding season kicked off with Savannah & Jackson Bloomer saying 'I do' on a beautiful, slightly rainy afternoon up in the hills of the north of our Big Island. It was a magical Monday, full of love and laughter. They took a couple days honeymoon, then jumped right into staff prep for the July DTS they are both involved in.
September brings the Kilps and Custance weddings!! It's going to be a great couple of weeks of celebrating stories that only God can write!! We're just curious to see who's next!!