“The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.” (Psalms 126:3)

The time our families had together last week was very special. Toward the end of that week I asked Anna to be my wife, and she said “yes!”.

Our current prayer is that God will provide a facility (in Washington) and a date (hopefully in October/November). We also hope to Live Stream the wedding so that those who would like to, but are not able to be with us in person, can still be a part.

We are so grateful for your prayer support as we begin planning a wedding and our future life together. The desire of our hearts is to bring God glory through this process and our life together. We love each other very much, are thrilled that God has brought us together, and look toward the future with excited anticipation.

95 thoughts on “Engaged”

  1. Praise be to our Lord and Savior! What an amazing blessing in so many lives; in each of your own Christopher and Anna H. and as betrothed together, in your parents lives for the fulfillment of the course they set and prayed you would follow, as an example for your siblings and for the many young people and young parents!
    We pray that your engagement is filled with the much anticipation, self control, learning, and love. We pray that your wedding day will be a shining example to so many. We pray that your marriage will be many years long, and filled with blessings and love beyond what can even be imagined. And above all, We pray that God blesses the both of you, individually and as a couple, for as long as we proclaim His name King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Congratulations and many blessings!
    In Christ,
    Brian and Brittany W.

  2. What wonderful news! So excited for all of you, especially Christopher and Anna;) Like many others, I so appreciate the sharing of your personal familylife so that we have some real life experience in guiding and directing our own children in the way that the Lord would have them go.

  3. Praise the Lord for this wonderful news! We are thrilled for you both. Looking forward to watching the wedding plans unfold. So much joy in the Maxwell family right now-thank you for sharing. God bless you all!

  4. Congratulations! It is so awesome what God will do when we seek His will for our lives. What a beautiful testimony. Thank you Christopher and Anna for sharing your courtship process, the pictures of the two families visiting, and now your engagement with us so openly. May the Lord continue to richly bless your life together. We will be praying for all the pieces to come together for the wedding.

  5. I was so hoping to see the words, “Engaged” posted on the family blog that I almost didn’t believe it when I saw them! How delightful for you both. Our family will be praying for God’s anointing to be on you as you plan the details of your wedding and future together.
    With grateful hearts,
    Kim C. And Family

  6. Praise the Lord! He is so good – always. I pray that y’all will be richly blessed during this exciting time!

  7. Congratulations! I was wondering if that might happen, and was praying that it would. More answered prayers!

    May the Lord guide and protect all of you over these next few exciting months.

    “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.” (Prov. 18:22)

    God Bless,

    Mr. Scott J.

  8. Fantastic! We pray God’s blessing for you both as you continue to walk in purity in anticipation of becoming one at the altar. Your courtship is very exciting to watch and glean from, as our children (daughter, especially) is coming to be near the time that “society” deems for dating. We truly want to impress upon her the blessing of courtship (as opposed to dating) and are learning from your example. Thank you for your transparency in your lives, your willingness to live by God’s direction, and your faithfulness in mentoring others through your sharing. And, we say it again – CONGRATULATIONS!

  9. Christopher and Anna,

    Congratulations! We are so excited for you both. Thank you for sharing your wonderful news and beautiful photo! We will continue to pray for you all –


  10. Oh my!!! How exciting! I think that Anna looks so very sweet and I wish for all the happiness God can give to you all!
    Wow! A new baby grandchild and a new daughter in law all about the same time! (Sounds a bit like my family!)

  11. What wonderful news! Praying that the Lord will bless as you and your future together.

  12. Short on time here, but I just had to say I’m so happy for the both of you!! Praise the Lord!!!

  13. well now that’s some FUN news!! we just moved from washington two months ago and it’s a beautiful place to get married! so obviously the happy couple will live in kansas since that’s the house christopher has prepared, right? has he been living there ever since he purchased it from you folks? the pics looked as though it was unoccupied. we are excited for them and are blessed by your family! many of our decisions over the last 5 years have been due to things you have shared in the resources you offer. rejoicing with you all…..in Him
    Kansas is the plan. He sleeps in his house, but eats and works over here.

  14. Congratulations Christopher and Anna!! I’m so excited for you two! I would love to see the Live Stream wedding! Thank you for sharing.

  15. Congratulations Anna and Christopher! It has been beautiful to read about your courtship. Thank you for sharing your lives with the rest of us and being such a Godly example. May the Lord continue to bless your engagement and soon to be marriage as you strive to serve the King.

  16. We are so excited for both of your families! It would be wonderful one day to hear the stories of the courtship and engagement when all is said and done.

    Congratulations again, and may your families be blessed as you come together through this joyful union!

  17. Congratulations, Anna and Christopher. So glad that things are working out so smoothly. Thank you for your transparency in posting about your courtship and engagement. It is a wonderful example for so many to see a God working out a relationship. God bless you both.

  18. I am so very happy for both of you! Anna seems like a godly, lovely lady and we all know from the family blog that Christopher will make an amazing husband and father! God’s blessings on both of you.

    Mrs. L.

  19. Congratulations!! I would love to see the wedding streamed. What a blessing you would consider including so many people who can’t be there in person. Hugs to all and hope to see you in September when you’re here.
    We’re looking forward to seeing you again.
    God bless.


  20. Congratulations Christopher and Anna! We will be praying for you as you plan the wedding and your future together. May you find much joy as you anticipate what God will do in and through you! Yeah!

  21. And the question is…who will be your wedding photographer?? (Christopher, as the groom, you won’t be doing it yourself!). 🙂
    Good job Karen! That was the question of the hour. Joseph has been working with Christopher at a number of previous weddings and will primarily be responsible for it. Anna’s brother Michael will assist Joseph.


  22. Congratulations! May the Lord richly bless your marriage, and may your family advance His kingdom!

  23. Congratulations. I am so happy for your family. May God bless you.
    In Him, Tiffany F.

  24. Dear Maxwell & Hamilton families,
    Our congratulations from the heart!
    We were the 75th comment on the “courtship” now the engagement…hum?
    Please know that so many are praying as you plan, wait on plans and folow Gods direction in “all” you do.
    You have blessed our family.
    We so look forward to seeing the video…and spend the day with you in heart/prayer/video…we are so happy for yall!
    Our love & prayers,
    The Roger M. family

  25. Congratulations to Christopher and Anna. They look so happy together. Looking forward to the wedding online!

  26. What joy!
    Thanks for continuing to share your lives so openly. You are a true blessing and encouragement to me.
    May the Lord be with you,

  27. CONGRADULATIONS! We are so happy for you Christopher and Anna! We have been watching the blog, and are very encouraged by your relationship. Thank you for including us in your pursuit of honnoring God. May He richly bles you as you honnor Him with your lives.
    Love and prayers, R. Family

  28. Congratulations to your whole family… all three families, the Maxwell’s, the Hamilton’s, and Melanie’s extended family as well, as I’m sitting here crying happy tears over all the latest updates with both marriage and pregnancy news! What a joyous time for you all… Praying for God’s favor over all that has been requested!

  29. Delighted and excited don’t even come close to describing how James and I felt when we heard the wonderful news of your engagement!!! I talked to Rachel G. today, and she told me! James and I have been praying for you for some time, that God would bring His perfect helpmeet for you. Praise the Lord for His answer. Our Lord is faithful. The answer is more treasured and enjoyed when it has been waited for with prayer and great anticipation. We are so happy for you and look forward to meeting your Anna. We love you!
    James and Sara Grace

  30. Have they been able yet to choose a date for the wedding?

    Looking forward to seeing the special day on the computer!


    Rebecca K.
    They hope to schedule a facility and lock in a date very soon.

  31. Congrats and Best Wishes!!! I look forward to watching your relationship continue to blossom. 🙂

  32. So very happy for you both!
    You have found a great treasure, Christopher. She looks like a very sweet and godly woman. May God greatly bless your future together as husband and wife.

  33. congratulations! May the Lord Bless you and make his face shine upon you 🙂
    Jay, Jenna & Co.

  34. What wonderful news! Praying the Lord’s blessings on Christopher and Anna as they prepare for a life together.
    Hugs, Patti M.

  35. Christopher and Anna,
    We’re very happy for you both.
    Bill, Sandra, and girls

  36. What wonderful news! I’m happy for you! The Hamiltons are a great family! Congratulations!

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