Over the years, God has brought this ministry some pretty amazing people. And His timing is always spot on. Take for instance when Bob and Valerie Williamson moved away. They led our Couples LIFE group and did a fantastic job. When the ministry got word they were moving to South Carolina, we immediately thought, "Oh oh. Who will lead our Couples LIFE group now?"
But as always, God already had another couple in mind. Enter Frank and Monica Mohr. What a blessing! They now lead our Married Couples LIFE group and its been so humbling to see these two walk in their gifts. If you're looking for a Couples LIFE group, you can contact Monica and Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org We know you'll be blessed!
Q: How did you two meet? Monica: We met at a club in Mexico when I was 18 and Frank was 21. We dated 3 months and got married. We will be celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary August 10, 2016!
Q: What do you love the most about each other? Frank: I love the way she loves me and has always supported me through my military career and through starting a new career after the Navy. I also love how she cares for our kids and how outgoing she is which I am not, so that's something I admire about her.
Monica: I appreciate how patient he is in everything ( I am NOT). I am also thankful how kind hearted he is, and his drive for anything and everything he does. I also appreciate that he brings me morning coffee in bed everyday. I am blessed!
Q: How has God changed your lives? Monica & Frank: It took us a while before we let God in as individuals and also as a couple. But when we did, He changed our lives in BIG ways. We have been saved since our 20"s but never really walked faithfully until four years ago. Since that day, we moved aside and God jumped right in. He showed us what real marriage in Christ is. We realized it's not about us , or thinking its all about me but serving each other in Christ. And because of that, we have learned so much about each other.
Q: Tell us a little bit about your Couples LIFE group. Frank & Monica: We are a group of people who range in all ages and all different seasons in our marriages. From active duty military to retired to non military couples. But the one thing we all have in common is CHRIST.
Q: What made you want to start a Couples LIFE group? Monica: Frank was attending a discipleship class 2 years ago and through that, he was learning a lot. One night, I had a dream that we should be doing a Bible study. I shared my dream with Frank the next day and he said "No, we can't do that, I can't do that." I told him "You're right." He then went to class that night and they were talking about how God will sometimes speak to you through your wife. When he heard that, he knew what he had to do.
Frank came home that night and said "Babe, we need to host a Bible study. God's telling you we need to do this." I said "no you were right the first time." We ended up taking classes and eventually saw things God's way, and started the LIFE group! That was Oct 2014 and we met every month, just the two of us. We even put snacks out! For 3 months, it was just us then in January, we grew to 2 couples, Since then, God has continued to bless our group and we have grown to 7 faithful couples - one of them has even started their own Life group. God clearly wanted us to grow as a couple and have faith that He's in control. We are truly blessed to have a group who are not only friends, but family.
Q: What is your advice to people who feel called to step out of their comfort zone but may be afraid? Monica & Frank: If God is calling you to do something out of your comfort zone, step out in faith. He wouldn't call you to do the impossible without providing you with all you need. Is it scary? Yes, but the blessing of seeing what GOD is going to do and is doing in you, is far greater than the fear.
Here are some scriptures we love -
*We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:19
*Let love and Faithfullness never leave you; bind them around your neck and write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3
*Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths staright. Proverbs 3:5
Frank and Monica's Couples LIFE class is held every other Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm in Allied Gardens. Thank you Monica and Frank for all that you do. You are such a blessing to our ministry!
Monica & Frank having fun at the recent All Star festivities in Downtown SD!
Frank & Monica Wedding Renewal Vows - Beautiful!