Engaged in 6 months!
Story submitted by Crysta
On December 12th, 2022, a dating app brought together Crysta and Rafael with a cheesy pick-up line: "Do you believe in love at first flight? Because when I look into your eyes, I see my final destination." Surprisingly, it was Crysta who sent the message, encouraged by her friend. They hit it off during their first FaceTime conversation and continued to communicate through video calls and "virtual dates." Despite the distance between them, with Rafael in Colorado and Crysta in Arizona, they agreed to visit each other once a month and spend time with each other's families and close friends.
Their different upbringings didn't make their relationship feel forced or awkward, as they shared a belief in trusting God's will for their lives. As they continued to date, they realized how God had intertwined their lives and purposes together, and they fell in love. By July 1st, Rafael left Colorado to start a new life with Crysta in Arizona, a move they both credited to God's guidance. Today, they are ready to embark on their married life together.