The story of how we met begins with both of us separately being encouraged to join DT Heart & Soul. I was repeatedly encouraged to join by several different people over the course of several months. Those people included one of my roommates, a few close friends, a few sisters in the fellowship, and finally my discipler. After much urging from others and much resisting from me I finally decided to lay down my own ideas about how I would meet my Prince Charming and decided to give DT Heart and Soul a try. I humbled myself before God’s gentle prodding at the end of October 2013 and I signed up for a six-month trial. About two weeks later, Jonathan, after being encouraged by his roommate, decided to give it a try as well.
Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. -- Hebrews 13:7
Over Labor Day weekend, the Los Angeles International Church of Christ singles ministry hosted 155 single leaders from all over the West Coast in Big Bear, California for LeaderSHIFT. This was the first weekend entirely devoted to spiritual leadership in the singles ministry.
Editor's note: This testimonial story was graciously written by Nadine Templer, a good friend of the couple, who titled the the story, “The Holy Spirit Arranged this Relationship." Read it and see why!
Mamoru is Japanese but he was converted in the Seattle campus ministry. Caroline is Northeast Indian and was baptised in New Delhi.
Mamoru travels a lot to South Asia for his work. When he visited Nepal last year, someone suggested he meet this young doctor from the neighbouring country of India. At the time, distance and vastly different cultures created too many hurdles, so nothing happened.
Editor's note: Edmund and Marva met through DT Heart & Soul on October 19, 2013 and began building a great friendship from Chicago to South Carolina. After dating for a year, they were engaged on March 27, 2015 and married on July 19, 2015.
“We are not sure how everything is going to work out. But I say: Watch this space. In fact, I think I said that on my profile and I believe it with all my heart.”
These are the words that I said in my previous testimonial when Steve and I had just started dating through DT Heart & Soul. Wow! I can hardly believe how much God has blessed us and faithfully rewarded our faith.
Editor's note: When Jim (Groton, Connecticut) first joined DT Heart & Soul, Kate (Dubai, UAE) was the first sister to say hello. He thought she was cute, but didn’t know where Dubai was. Jim didn’t respond for two months – but once they started talking, they hit it off! The story below was published shortly before they began dating in May 2014, and they were married July 18, 2015.
On July 27, 2015, 90 people from all over the world came to Anchorage, Alaska to embark on an incredible adventure in one of the country’s most beautiful places. Denali: The Great One was a singles retreat that inspired, excited, and energized its participants through an action-packed, fun-filled, weeklong retreat in Alaska.
A total of 25 single brothers and sisters traveled throughout Europe using their faith, time, resources and energies to encourage disciples in five different churches! It was cool to see brothers and sisters come together from Brazil, Mexico, Canada, England, Russia, Puerto Rico, Europe and the USA for this journey as part of the S.U.R.G.E program (Singles United Representing God Everywhere).
Over the July 4th weekend, approximately 1800 Florida and Louisiana disciples gathered for the FDC 2015 “RISE” in Orlando, Florida. This was a time to experience four conferences in one (Marriage, High-School, Middle-School and Singles).