On March 31st, 2012, a lovely California lady and a dashing Portuguese gent stood before each other in front of loved ones who have seen them through various stages of life and entered into a lifelong covenant with each other and with God. Joanna and Andre became Mr. and Mrs. Abrantes, and lemme tell ya--there was celebration to be had!
This wedding was special for Life With [Ed] because I (Liz) graduated with Joanna from the MA TESOL program at Biola. We spent many sleepless hours over the course of two years together learning and preparing ourselves to teach English to speakers of other languages. Through those two years, Joanna's passion, hardworking nature, and ability to love people were evident.
Andre loves Joanna from the very top of her head to the tips of her toes, and Joanna is Andre's most supportive and adoring fan. Together, they are a power-packed duo as she's a teacher and he's a strong teacher of the Word and gifted worship leader. It was evident at their wedding that these two people are dearly loved, which isn't a surprise because Andre and Joanna are a couple of incredibly loving human beings. This was the kind of wedding that embodies the beauty of true community: Friends and family from all over the world pitched in and made it happen.Their big day couldn't have gone any better--a beautiful wedding for two beautiful people.
We are so happy and excited for this next part of your adventure together!