This event is by private invitation only
We are so honored to celebrate with you; Sharing all that God is doing in and through us, as He joins our Hearts together, united, in Holy Matrimony.
We Love You!
Michael and Ceri
Formal attire requested
The ceremony will begin at 4pm sharp.
6750 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013
We see our Ceremony as the centerpiece, of the outward manifestation of what God is doing on the inside of our merging Hearts!
It's the "Hearts" expression of our Union, our Worship and our Praise to the One, who saved us, who made us new and has anointed us to Love each other all the way through!
We are so blessed to call FCC home. From the inside sanctuary of this historic Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, our Church burns with a surrendered heart, that yearns to Serve and Love in the ways that only Jesus can bear.
The reception will begin at 5.30pm.
5200 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
We Loved the Royal Palms as soon as we set foot in this beautiful, historic mansion, turned resort.
Like our Church, The Royal Palms needs nothing added to it! It stands in it's own perfect work of Art and we are just so grateful that we get to share this once in a life time here with you, breaking bread, dancing, laughing and making memories that will fill our hearts for the rest of time.
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Above and below it all, Michael and Ceri's Hearts beat for Jesus. He is our King, our first, last, and eternal Love.
We believe it is The Father's love that put the desire deep in our hearts to long for each other and His design of covenant Marriage, in relationship with Him.
So it is, after many years, waiting, praying and preparing, we are so deeply grateful and excited to be in this beautiful betrothal process, in the final stages of preparation, for the next phase of our Life in Him, with our Hearts welded, one to the other.
As we come to The Father in one accord and celebrate God's glorious Love with you, for each of us and for the plans He's unfolding through Michael and Ceri's lives, we wanted to share a brief version of our divinely mysterious testimony that has brought us together, into this deeply sacred place......
Ceri first met Bernice and Carla, Michael's Mum and eldest sister, at a Biblical Trauma Healing Equipping Retreat - Carla, Michael's sister made a few inquiries and suggested that Michael and Ceri should meet, as they both liked to Weld! Yes, that's right folks! They both Love Jesus and Welding!
Nothing yet........well except a 5-minute, partial glimpse of each other (all masked up), when Michael and His Nephew, Max, checked in for a Blacksmithing Class at Ceri's Creative School, that Carla had gifted Him and her Son. Can you see God's matchmaker, Carla, making some moves here ?
Let's back up a little.....
Michael, was feeling a little discouraged and cried out to God for hope and He answered him, with a puzzle! "You will marry a Jewess" !?!?! Not really understanding what that is or how that's going to happen, Michael just settled back into a revived, hopeful, persevering obedience.
Around this same time, on the other side of town! Ceri was just learning to walk again, having literally been born again 3 years earlier and still in the foothills of a brand new Life in Christ!
Ceri got to spend the summer of 2019 back at home in Wales, UK and from there took a trip of a lifetime to Israel on a divine vacation/mission/activation/immersion. Ceri returned to the US, with two things from The Lord. Firstly, Deuteronomy 11:11 but the land which you cross over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of heaven. Secondly, The Lord gave Ceri a vision to draw, of a woman with a bluebird on her head, a gold doorway opening out of the back of her Heart into the heavens and a new connection between her head and her heart. All this was encompassed in a circle. She also wrote on the back of the picture "Breakthrough - My Husband. Divinely Married with my best friend and Jesus first in us".
Continuing on, March 2020 and the beginning of COVID brought a divine cocooned time of extraordinary dreams and visions for Ceri, enlightened during her time with Jesus in Prayer. This included a Marriage in the Throne Room. Walked down the isle by Jesus and The Holy Spirit, to meet Father God (Papa) and a Godly Man that she described as a big farmer type! Papa joined them together in Holy Matrimony.
Approximately 5 - 10 other dreams followed with the same man and a multitude of significant markers that would later identify directly to Michael.
This whole time, Ceri and Michael's Mum and sister Carla, were getting deeper and deeper into the Ministry of "Healing the wounds of the heart" and getting to know each other. Since the beginning of this Ministry The Lord had placed a burden on Ceri's Heart to pray for Men to enter into their Healing groups and become equipped to lead others in the Holy Spirit anointed program they were facilitating......
Michael received a prophetic word from The Lord "I'm calling you! Are you coming? Come on, because there isn't nobody gonna bother it!" He knew it was for Him and after leaning into prayer, He resigned His position of 11 years with Go-Daddy and took the leap.
He traveled for a couple of weeks and started receiving more dreams and visions, pointing towards things to come. to name just a few.
In one of those dreams, His sister Sue, told Him to get ready, that He would receive it by the end of October.
Another Vision was of a union soldier (Blue Spirit Man) with a big hole (outlined in pink, like flesh) in the chest.
On His return, He was sat at a traffic light and as he turned to see the side profile of a woman in the lane next to him, eating ice-cream in an SUV. He heard The Lord say, there's your bride.
On our second date parked in a sonic cubicle eating ice-cream, The Lord showed Michael the opposite side of the vision, He'd given Him at the traffic lights and confirmed His bride!
When Ceri heard from Carla that Her Brother Michael had followed a prophetic word from The Lord to leave His job, Ceri suggested that He may wish to pray about attending the Trauma Healing Equipping Retreat .they were teaching at the end of October, as He was now free to do so. And so it was. Ceri had already arranged to stay the evenings during the retreat at His Mum's house, to significantly reduce commuting and Michael not only attended the equipping retreat and became certified as an apprentice facilitator but He also ate at His Mum's every night of the retreat and they all got to break bread and commune at The Lords supper together.
Michael and Ceri had shared each others information during the retreat, inspired by some common interest teachings by one of their favorite prophets. Their conversations only grew as they left the retreat and they arranged to meet again, to brainstorm some creative ideas The Lord was sharing with each of them.
At the beginning of November, the night before they met, The Lord took Ceri to the vision she had drawn of the woman with a gold heart, enclosed with the circle after her return from Israel, and told her to take it to show Michael. Before rolling it into a scroll, to carry it, Ceri was inspired to turn it over and as she read "Breakthrough - My Husband. Divinely Married with my best friend and Jesus first in us", she dropped to her knees in praise and worship, knowing who The Lord was revealing Him to be.
The next day, as Ceri broke out the scroll and started to unravel its content, Michael was being reminded of Jewess.....but Ceri is not Jewish, at least in the natural sense of the word.
As non stop revelation, through text and telephone calls was unleashing like a dam had burst it's banks, Michael's Union Soldier Vision, got real, when The Lord matched the circle of the Union Soldier's chest and the circle around the gold lady in Ceri's Vision drawing, as a sign of circumcision and took him to Romans 2:28-29 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
We quickly saw that we were not being lead to date but to walk in the process of a Jewish "Betrothal"!
We made a tangible sculpture (pictured above) of our combined visions and got to see how the gold hearted woman fits perfectly inside the union soldiers chest and again, Powww! we heard The Lord speak Genesis 2:22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
It was Michael's birthday on 2.22.2022 and guess what day our engagement ring (which has a circle of pink sapphires to signify the circumcised heart in our visions) happened to be ready to collect from the jewelers, yes, the morning of 2.22.2022 and so at 2.22pm on 2.22.2022, we were engaged.
As we were praying into a date for our wedding. Ceri was visiting Jesus in their secret place one morning and when she arrived, Papa, Jesus and The Holy Spirit, were all dancing and having a great time and ushered Ceri into join them. The song was familiar but it wasn't until she was trying to figure out what it was with Michael later that day and they played it to find it was "September" by Earth, Wind and Fire and upon listening they heard it was the 21st day of September. The 21st of September 2022 in the Gregorian calendar is a Wednesday, so they knew that wasn't it, until Michael checked the Jewish Calendar and found that our September 17th, which happened to be the only day both our preferred venues were available, is Elul 21, 21st day of September, in the Jewish calendar.
A couple of weeks later, we were on the dance floor at a Jewish wedding and on it came! Ha and did we dance! As we will on September 17th 2022, with You!
So, that's the story so far folks.........
All that remains for this chapter, is that you do us the honor of being our witnesses, as Papa joins us in His Holy Matrimony and seals us with our first kiss on the lips during our ceremony!
We are so privileged to be witnessing Gods Grace for us and His divine plan for Covenant Marriage first hand. It's all worth the waiting, we know, we are right at the beginning of something wonderful and aint nobody gonna bother it!
What a joy that so many of the People that we Love and Honor will be Praising the Lord with Us, and woven in, as we witness the Glory of our Living God.
We Love You and most importantly, Jesus Loves You!
Michael and Ceri
Please feel free to bring your praise flags, shofars and come early to cover the inside out of our Church in your prayers and heavenly languages!