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Registry & Gifts


We are so honored that you would even think to click on this page! We can’t tell you how much it means to us that you want to celebrate our marriage with us, let alone buy us a gift to commemorate the beginning of our lives together. The thing is, we have been so blessed to really have everything a typical newly-married couple would need. To be perfectly honest, as we have begun the process of combining homes, we are realizing that we have almost two of everything. Part of it is because J.J. waited so long to pop the question 😉

But there is something that you can give us that would possibly be the BEST GIFT that anyone could ever give! Something that will last forever, is EXACTLY what we want, we think will change the world, and ultimately is the perfect gift.

As we have studied the Bible together over the years we have been challenged to give of our “first fruits” to God. Be it the beginning of a year, our monthly salary, or our time together before dinner each night, we believe that God has called us to give back to him what we have been given. Our relationship is an incredible blessing from God and we want to commit ourselves to a God glorifying marriage so we have decided to give Him the beginning of our marriage by going on a year long mission trip.  We are still working out the “where’s” and “when’s” of the trip but we make the commitment now before God and our friends and family that this trip will become a reality.

And this is where you come into play. You by no means are expected to give us anything. We invited you to celebrate our marriage this weekend because we wanted to celebrate with you, no strings attached. However, if you would like to bless us with a gift it would mean so much to us and to the lives that God uses us to reach if you would consider donating toward our mission trip. We commit to being responsible stewards of the money you chose to give us. It could go towards travel costs, supporting ourselves during the year, or even towards the tangible needs of the community we decide to serve. We would also like to give you updates via email and letters throughout the year so you can keep us in your prayers.

If you so choose, you can track our fundraising progress and make a donation on our fundraising page. Like we said, this would be the perfect gift anyone could ever get us!

And if you’d rather not donate, that’s ok. We still love you and feel loved by you for even considering to celebrate with us this weekend.

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Comments (5)

  • Mom Mancini . September 4, 2012 . Reply

    GREAT IDEA !!!!!
    HOW BLESSED YOU ARE AND WILL BE … BY GIVING TO “GOD” YOUR FIRST YEAR TOGETHER!!!! … even though I will miss you : -}
    Thank you “GOD”
    Thank you “JESUS”
    Thank you “HOLY SPIRIT”

  • Anya . September 5, 2012 . Reply

    This is so awesome!!! Love love love it. Y’all will make a huge difference for others and it will make a huge difference for you. Wish we had been able to do something like this 🙂 What a blessing y’all are to everyone!

  • Elise Semrad . September 6, 2012 . Reply

    My Dears—–what a huge undertaking for your first year together, but if any two people are prepared—-you are !!!!

    Good luck and God Bless, Gram

  • jessica . September 10, 2012 . Reply

    So Cool!

  • John and Julie Brown . October 22, 2012 . Reply

    You are very blessed to have each other and to share these blessings with others. The world is very fortunate to have such giving people as you! Good luck and have fun on your mission. God bless, (JB)2

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