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Joseph and Elissa’s Story: Part 2

If you missed Part 1, you can read it here.

Soon there after, we began a serious-friendship-with-the-purpose-of-marriage stage.

p 4-2The frequent visits I made out there, along with e-mails and phone calls, showed how similar Elissa and I were in our beliefs, convictions, and mannerisms.

5Yes, during that time, we began to fall in love.

7t 2-2We stood in awe of how the Lord answered every prayer for unity, knitted hearts, and direction in our relationship! We began officially courting in April.  On May 22nd, I made a surprise visit and asked Elissa to marry me, and she said “yes!”

We had a delightful summer planning our wedding, enjoying visits, and counting down the days to our wedding.  September 6th, we became united in marriage.

We are so grateful for the Lord’s provision and blessing in our lives! We praise Him for the deep friendship, unity, commitment, love, and the bonds of marriage that we now share. Both of us are also grateful to our parents for how they raised us in the ways of the Lord and how they supported us through our relationship.

r5-2Elissa and I look back and see how the Lord used our single years to strengthen our relationships with Jesus and also to prepare us for marriage if that was His will for us. I really enjoyed traveling with my family, helping in the Titus2 ministry, and working on my home. Elissa loved helping her family as a daughter and a sister at home, teaching music lessons, and learning new skills each year to prepare her for whatever the Lord had for her later in life.

Now, I’m excited to introduce you to my wife, Elissa Maxwell.

1702And for those who wondered why we didn’t share before, I felt it best for her family’s privacy not to make it public until our wedding day.

Elissa and I are anxious to discover what the Lord has for us as a team for His glory!

Serving Jesus,
Joseph & Elissa

“Who can find a virtuous woman?
for her price is far above rubies.”
Proverbs 31:10

Joseph and Elissa’s Story: Part 1

It’s amazing how much has transpired in my life over this past year. I marvel at the Lord’s goodness and direction. Saturday, September 6th, I married the love of my life, Elissa. The story begins almost two years ago. In October 2012, I met Elissa through mutual friends we stayed with during a Titus2 fall tour. While there, Elissa spent some time with my sisters but I only interacted with her briefly.

Elissa, Sarah, and Tiffany

I didn’t think too much about her, but then, the next fall, our family had the opportunity to park our bus at Elissa’s family’s home on a few of our free days since our mutual friends had moved away.



JandE-8As I observed Elissa during that visit and talked with her in a family setting, I began to greatly admire her and what the Lord was doing in her life. I became very interested in her, prayed, fasted, and sought the Lord’s will regarding Elissa as a wife. I prayed some more. After discussing it with my parents, I called her dad and expressed my interest. Our family then invited her family to join us for Thanksgiving.

Part 2 will be coming at some point!



“They shall speak of the glory of thy
kingdom, and talk of thy power.”
Psalms 145:11