Congrats, Erik & Loren Joy!

Or should I say, Mr. & Mrs. Lumagsao?

Loren Joy & Erik as the wedding began-

Loren Joy & Erik as the wedding began-

One of the most wonderful and yet surprising benefits of our relationship with CLC-Davao is that many of the leaders really get into our hearts.  Today Chris and I had the privilege of helping to officiate the wedding of Erik Lumagsao and Loren Joy Bumanlag.  Erik spent a year with us in Chicago as part of our EnTheos Leadership School/internship, and we’ve grown to love Loren Joy through our many trips to CLC-Davao.

Enjoy a few pics of their wedding:

Weddings here are A-mazing, including the decor for the reception-

Weddings here are A-mazing productions, including the decor for the reception-                             (this is just a tiny glimpse)

We had a chance to greet Erik before the ceremony began (for those who don't know, he spent a year at CLC in our internship program, before returning to Davao last year)

We had a chance to greet Erik before the ceremony began (for those who don’t know, he spent a year at CLC in our internship program, before returning to Davao last year)

Pastors Sam & Brent arrived from Chicago to attend the wedding, with minutes to spare!

Pastors Sam & Brent arrived from Chicago to attend the wedding, with minutes to spare!

Jen was one of the bridesmaids (we really do feel like FAMILY here!)

Jen was one of the bridesmaids (we really do feel like FAMILY here!)

This beautiful flower girl is Pastor Herley's granddaughter

This beautiful flower girl is Pastor Herley’s granddaughter, Macy

 

 

 

First glance of Joy on her wedding day-

First glance of Joy on her wedding day-

something I'd never seen done at a wedding before: Joy washed Erik's feet to let him know that she respects him & submits to him as the head of their new family

something I’d never seen done at a wedding before: Joy washed Erik’s feet to let him know that she respects him & submits to him as the head of their new family

Mama Chris had a prophetic word for the new couple-

Mama Chris had a prophetic word for the new couple-

part of the Filipino wedding ceremony is the signing of the Marriage Certificate

part of the Filipino wedding ceremony is the signing of the Marriage Certificate by Pastor Herley and the bride & groom

Afterward, it was time to PARTY!

Afterward, it was time to PARTY!

and Erik & Joy led the way...

and Erik & Joy led the way…

...and some tender moments, too.  Ahhh, the beauty of LOVE!

…and some tender moments, too. Ahhh, the beauty of LOVE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow will be a full Sunday, as Pastors Brent & Sam will preach the 10am and 2pm services at CLC-Davao for Pastor Herley, while Chris and I will travel to CLC-Tagum to minister and also to ordain Pastors Jeser & Aying Molina there, before returning to Davao to preach the 4pm and 6pm services.  If I have any energy left, I’ll post some more pics then-

 

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