I love a good story. I especially love a story where the gracious hand of God is evident and interwoven in a lot of events and circumstances. Dina and Robby have just that kind of story – a beautiful tapestry of God’s amazing grace.
Dina’s story, in part, includes growing up in Honduras at the Orphanage Emmanuel in Guaimaca, Honduras. Our church, Red Bank Baptist, has been ministering there for over 20 years. So throughout the years, the Charlotte and Steve Mabry family sponsored Dina and, when it was time for college, helped her come to the United States. Dina was able to get her GED while attending Chattanooga State Community College.
Dina quickly adjusted to life in the United States and found great friendships through the College Ministry in our church. Robby, too, liked the fellowship and spiritual challenge of RBBC, and it was after one special get together that he met Dina. Their initial meeting was rocky at best, but they soon discovered that first impressions are not always accurate.
He asked her out…she accepted. After dating for two years, he proposed…she accepted. Almost a year later, they asked us to photograph their wedding…we accepted. Here is a link to their engagement pictures.
And then the wedding had to moved up due to some interesting circumstances and here is the slideshow!