Andrew & Fillia
What Fillia says about
On the first days I got to know him I had strong belief that this man is special. He is very straight-forward person and critical, which I found very annoying at first but with time I began to recognise this as a quality in him which completes me most of the time. He likes to speak out his mind about almost everything, from chopsticks to the world crises. I f you listen carefully to his words, you can hear a heart that cries with passion for God and for those in need. Andrew’s heart desire is to serve our God and minister to people.
I am truly blessed by his presence and love. From the first days of our relationship, we have reminded each other that this journey won’t be easy. Andrew and I have different personalities. Adjusting to each other we believe requires patience, trust and selfless love. And Andrew has been so great with this. He has bunch of grace to offer to me. He is not just loving me on my present days, but he loves my past and my dream for future.
While I am a person who get bored easily with routine, love surprises, and more spontaneous, Andrew is very organized person. He likes if his timetable to be set. So, I definitely am learning to make meal planner, holiday planner, or anything else. But I’m glad that he also puts effort on slowly adjusting himself to my spontaneity.
Meeting Andrew is one of the blessings I have received while I am away from my home country.
Every time I think of him, it makes me cry with joy. I have been praying for this kind of man: a man with integrity who will not just share a house with me, but be my life and ministry partner.
What Andrew says about
The Bible says “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favour from the Lord” (Proverbs 18:22), and in finding Fillia, I have most definitely found an amazing woman. From the early days of our relationship, when I would drive from Lincolnshire to Milton Keynes most weeks so we could spend time together, I have known that Fillia is a very special person. She has a wonderfully happy and fun-loving personality and has brough so much colour into my life. She is kind, caring, warm and generous, serving others selflessly and graciously, even in the face of adversity. In what has been at times a challenging year, Fillia has supported me and helped me through with love and patience.
As a writer it has been wonderful to meet someone who shares this passion and we have begun to encourage and drive each other in this. To be able to share a love of writing is a real joy. We are both creative individuals and, while my talents lie more in photography, Fillia is incredibly talented with crafts and art.
Fillia also shares my passion for mission; for the poor and disadvantaged of the world and for East Asia. Through meeting her, I have found that my own dreams have become solidified and made more real and suddenly not as far-fetched. I am excited about what the future has in store and what we will achieve together, supporting each other and working towards a shared goal.
I am thankful and blessed that Fillia is understanding of my weaknesses and patient with my quirks which I’m sure can be annoying at times. As we begin the journey of marriage together, of course there will be difficulties and we will have to learn abundant patience and grace, but these things are part of creating a love that endures both trial and time.
Even though she doesn’t share my love of Marmite, I recognise that in Fillia I have found someone who I share many talents and dreams. We have a long journey together and we have to start from the beginning. There will be good times and hard times, lean times and times of plenty, laughter and tears, rice and noodles. We will share all these times together, and through them we will grow closer to each other and closer to God.
We run this website to share our journey as a Christian married couple. Our hearts desire is to have deeper relationship to each other, grow together in our faith, and share Jesus to others. This website is a place for us to share our testimonies, creativity, and anything that is close to our hearts.
Books we love
As a couple, we love to enjoy reading book together before bed time. Here are some books that we would love to recommend to you!