Years ago, Denton and I were planning a trip to Guyana, South America to spend three months focusing on Bible Education in the interior of the country.
We had known OF Alisse, but we didn’t really KNOW her, so when it worked out for her to come along with us, we were excited, but also hoping that it would prove to be an exciting experience for her and something that she would enjoy.
If you are familiar with Guyana, you know that it’s not the blue waters and white sand beaches that many think of when they picture a south American getaway. While there are definitely challenges to living and serving in a foreign country, the people and friends there make it amazing and it still does and will always hold a special place in my heart.
Also because of the time that we were able to spend with Alisse and our cousin Emily there.
The interior of Guyana, without running water most days and without electricity on an hourly basis, is probably not the first choice I would normally picture for a first trip out of the country. But, Alisse was positive and excited and so off we went!
Throughout our 3 months there, there were some challenges, sure. Like, dropping a phone in the toilet when the only way out of the village is either a plane or a 24-hour steamer up an amazon river :0
Or, running out of water in the middle of the rain forest because your rain barrel has a leak and won’t stay filled- when there are 3 women using one bathroom all month :0 (poor Denton :,) )
Through it all, we were so impressed and proud of Alisse for not just sticking it out, but thriving and having an experience that she could look back on and be proud of what she accomplished, and want to do it again.
Every marriage is unique and has its own struggles, but we are so proud and happy for Alisse in finding someone to share her life and her goals with who has already been doing the same things on his own as a single man.
For Kadyn, even though we don’t know him as well (Yet), it makes our hearts happy to know that he already has a passion for helping others to learn about the Bible and our loving father, and already has the same experience behind him that Alisse has since he has served in Ecuador for an extended time with his family, as well as on his own after they came back.
It’s amazing what having the same goals and that threefold cord does for your marriage, so we are truly thrilled beyond measure that these two have started their lives together in serving Jehovah and being each other’s best friends.
Not only have they both shown integrity and patience in the way of life that they have led, but also in the planning of their wedding. Getting married and planning a wedding always brings its own kind of happy stress, but planning a wedding in the time of COVID? Now that’s another matter entirely. They really did pull off a classy, elegant, dignified wedding during this time and are a wonderful example to follow!
Kadyn & Alisse:
We are so very truly honored to have been a part of your wedding day. Even though you likely had to give up many things, things that you had probably counted on having at your wedding for your whole lives, you had a beautiful wedding that dignified you both and dignified your heavenly father. We hope that in spite of those things you might have missed out on, that the images you are able to always have from that day bring back a smile to your face and joy to your heart as you look back and reflect on your start together. We love you both and look forward to getting to spend more time together!
Ceremony & Reception Venue | Big Horn Resort Billings, MT
Catering | Big Horn Resort
Brides Dress | Davids Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses | David’s Bridal
Shoes | David’s Bridal
Cake | Kim Peetz
Florals | Karen Peterson
Groom’s Ring | Berkmans Custom Jewelers
Hair Stylist | Crystal Charter & Caitlin Melcher — IG@catemo_x
Makeup | Veronica Valdez
Videographer | Boyd Charter
Zoom Tie-In’s | Ian & Cydney Hulsey