Friday, August 29, 2014

Our Wedding and Our New Home!

by John Coffey

Jam and I can hardly believe that our wedding is just over a month away (this October 11th!). It seems like just yesterday when I met Jam on a train two years ago. Now we're serving the community together, planning our future and even buying a house!


That's right, we've decided to get a home loan here because we genuinely feel called to serve long-term in Manila. We will also save a lot more this way as opposed to renting. Construction on our brand new home begins in November, so we'll be living in my current apartment for our first 6 months (give or take) as newlyweds. A development company will be constructing what they call a "semi-complete" home, because we can save further by having Jam's father (who works in construction) do the final touches of installing tiles, cabinets, and painting. The location is just outside of Metro Manila in Bacoor, Cavite where the air is cleaner and the property is cheaper. We will thus be commuting to work at IT Tender. By God's grace, we're planning to put our roots down and raise a family in this home, so it will have two floors and three bedrooms. This means that until we have children we have multiple guest rooms for you to come stay in!

My lovely mom and sister are planning a wedding shower for Jam and I in Elmira, Ontario. We would be blessed if you could join us in celebrating our upcoming marriage even though we are far away. Here are the details that Linda and Erin would like to share with you:

"We're having a cross-continental wedding shower for John & Jam!"
Sunday September 21, 6:30-8:30pm in Elmira - John & Jam will join us by Skype!

What - a money bridal shower to help them establish their new home - yes, all gifts need to be small enough to fit in cards for us to take to the Philippines!

Where - International Teams Office, 1 Union Street, Elmira, N3B 3J9
When - Sunday September 21, Open House from 6:30-8:30pm (*J&J will Skype between 7-8pm)
RSVP by September 12 to Linda (lwcoffey@golden.net) or Erin (studioerin@gmail.com) or to their facebook

Jam and I appreciate your prayers and support as we prepare for our wedding and our new home!

The countdown is on to our wedding day on October 11th, 2014
On our way to the Food for Life nutrition program held three times per week (front: Jam; back: John, Manny, Ate Lorna)

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