Embarrassed, knowing that he knew nothing at all about cars, he slowly replied, "Uh...no". From that time on, their lives would change forever under the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ. In June of 2012, they were united before the Lord in marriage. Just like any other marriage, there would be adjusting and learning to build their marriage. One thing they both emphasized is that their marriage would be built upon the foundation of the Lord Jesus Christ. Being redeemed from homosexuality, they would continue to be transformed by the renewing of their minds. Their marriage has stood trials and challenges just like any other marriage. However, with the Lord Jesus Christ as the head of their marriage, they would overcome and their love would grow stronger through each trial and challenge. The Lord knew what He was doing when He joined these two together. They understand one another, pray for one another, and learn from one another. Their lives are a living testimony of how the power of Jesus Christ will redeem those who are held in the bondage of homosexuality and transform them into what God has created them to be. Together, they share how the power of Jesus Christ has redeemed them from the darkness of homosexuality unto the salvation of God. Amen!
Ricky and Angie's story begins at a storefront Church in Bloomington, IL. It was the summer of 2011, and they had spent most of the morning services at church avoiding contact with one another. Their prior eye contact and small talk had increased the butterflies in their stomachs. They both weren't seeking out any kind of relationship. Rather, they were patiently waiting upon the Lord to bring that special someone into their lives who had the same desire and love for the Lord that they have. For two broken people coming out of homosexuality, it would have to be the Lord's doing to bring them together.
As Ricky was heading out the door after worship service one Sunday, he heard a voice after him, "Hey! Do you know how to fix breaks?!" He turned around to see the voice was coming from Angie.
And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. Matthew 19:4-6
Redeemed - Renewed - Transformed - Restored
In Christ Jesus
Coming Out of Darkness