Success Stories: 2002
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We would just like to say thank you for this wonderful web site. Marli (Marlalu) and I, Bret (EccentricYank), met through this service in June of 2002 and started writing every day and calling each other when we could, and after two months we decided to meet in person. It took a bit of work since I had to travel from England to meet Marli in New Jersey, but everything worked out wonderfully. Once we met in person, we immediately realized that we had almost everything in common, and hit it off right away. I left after four days plannning on returning in two months, but after two weeks, we decided that we couldn't wait that long and I came back the very next week. From the very beggining it was important to the two of us that the Lord be consulted in all these matters and so we prayed and fasted together for his guidance. After I had been here for four days, I knew that it was right and that the Lord would be pleased if we got married. So I asked her to marry me and she accepted. We plan on marrying in the Lord's Holy Temple in December in Mesa, Arizona. Once more, thank you for this site that allowed us to meet.

His story: We met on May 14, 2001 and got married April 19, 2002. Thanks so much for providing this wonderful service. We probably wouldn't have met otherwise. You see I am a short bald guy and she a major babe. I have 3 kids and she has 3 kids so now we have the Brady Bunch family. We are sooooooooooooooooooooo happy!!!!! Thank you and good luck to all those that I got to know.

Her story: Thanks for providing a great opportunity for singles to meet. Jdude and I e-mailed and talked on the phone for a month and a half before we met in person. This was a great opportunity to get to know each other's personalities and become friends. It was a good thing we met online because we are very close in height, and so he probably wouldn't have asked me to dance and I probably wouldn't have taken him seriously if he had. We finally met in person at a singles hike. I am glad we took things slowly so that we could make sure we were making a good choice. We are continually amazed at how similar our values and goals are and we have so many common interests. I have truly met my soulmate. I am so happy that I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend

Thanks to LDSSO a match was made in Heaven! Jim (Takayuki) and I
(texasbelle1951) talked for the first time in June of this year. Jim is
from North Pole, AK and I was from Gainesville, Tx. The first time he
contacted me I wasn't to sure about getting involved with someone from
so far away but, Heavenly Father decided to get involved in this one and
now we are sending you our success story.

We first chatted in June. Jim had sent me a contact a few days earlier
but like I said before, I was hesitant to respond. I did and within a
few days we were calling each other and talking for hours on the phone.
We even started having couple prayers over the phone. My plans were to
come for a visit in August but again Heavenly Father gave us that
friendly little nudge that said do it now. So........Jim purchased a
ticket for me to come to Alaska. It was a round trip ticket but we had
pretty much already decided that I would probably get here and not want
to leave. I arrived here in Alaska on June 22nd. We met and fell in
love with each other almost instantly. In fact after telling each other
that we loved the other one, we also told each other that we had wanted
to say that for a long time but never felt that it was the right time.
After being here in North Pole for about 4 weeks we decided that we
should get married. Another friendly little push from Heavenly Father.
We truly believe that He had a big hand in our getting together. We
were married on August 23, 2002 in a picture perfect civil wedding
ceremony. Since we were both previously sealed we will have to wait for
a year to be sealed in the temple, but we are already making plans for
that day. Everything went off without a hitch. On the first day of
our honeymoon we drove to Anchorage and went to the Temple to do an
endowment session for the first time as husband and wife. That was a
very special time.

Jim would like to say thanks to all the good friends that helped him
through the hard times. It takes a while to get through the rough spots
but the blessings come. He'd like to really encourage all the single
men out there to keep yourselves temple worthy because there are a lot
of sisters out there looking for high spiritual men who honor their

I would like to give a special thank you to Phillip (Slowcar) for
introducing me to the site. Had it not been for him I probably would
have never met up with Jim. Although Jim and I both feel that had I not
found this site that Heavenly Father would have found a way to get us
together. We feel very strongly that we were together in the
preexistence. I'd like to tell all the sisters that there are still a
few good brothers out there who want to honor their temple covenant and
are willing to do all that is necessary to prepare for a celestial

Even though we were thousands of miles apart, Jim in Alaska and I in
Texas it was not a difficult obstacle to overcome. You need a lot of
determination and resources and a lot of help from Heavenly Father. We
found that we had almost everything in common. The biggest thing of
course was the Church and Temple work. The other was our great interest
in Music. Jim and I are both musicians. He plays the violin and I play
the piano. He sings Bass and Baritone and I sing soprano.

We noticed that out of some of the success stories, that there are many
of you out there just like us who only knew each other a very short
period of time before getting married. We feel that Heavenly Father is
speeding up couples getting together to hasten His work. Also, so that
we can all be together with our families to usher in the Millennium.

We'd like to thank Heavenly Father for His work in getting us together.
Without Him and our listening to Him, none of this would have been
possible. It pays to listen to that still small voice when it speaks to
you. We'd also like to thank all our online friends who supported us.
We're anxious to hear how things are going with you. We hope that
everyone finds someone and that they can be as happy as we are.

Thank you so very much to all of you out there.

I am happily married to one of the sisters I met on We
are expecting our first baby in October.
Thank you

Peter Strub and DeeAn Gillespie ( joyheart) were married and sealed in the Salt Lake Temple July 20, 2002. It is a blessing. We are grateful for the service that facilitated our meeting. Thank you. DeeAn and Peter.

LDSSO, my fiancee and I just wanted to thank you for helping us meet!
We will be married in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple December 28, 2002.
Not much more to say, other than THANKS A MILLION =)

Yes, this really can work. On April 7, 2002, just after the close of General Conference, I sent an instant message through Encounters to a girl who looked cute. A connection was made instantly and three hours later, we both knew that we had found our soulmates. Over the next several weeks, we exchanged phone calls, letters and e-mails while continuing to chat online. In the middle of May, I left Washington state to meet her in Colorado and we knew that we wanted to be together forever, so on June 30, 2002, 12 weeks after we first met online, we exchanged our wedding vows. In my wildest imagination, I never could have hoped that there could be someone out there so perfect for me. Thank you, LDSSO, for allowing me to find her and make all my dreams come true.

It has not been almost 2 years since our marriage. It has been the happiest
2 years of our life.
Our first baby together was born on 4/3/02 she is now almost 4 months old.
All is going well
We were jessen62 and maludemo, we just want to thank you so much for this
site it is the best.
Keep up the good work.

Morgan Watkins and I, Jennelle Gossett, are getting married on December 21, 2002. In the Manti, Utah temple.

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