I became a member in April 2003. My brother had asked me to check out his site, he lived in Minnesota and I had not even heard of BP prior to that. I reviewed his site and I had a vision from God to begin my own page so, I did. However, it was for the purpose of ministry. I was not looking for love yet, I was looking to share Love (for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten so that whosoever believeth shall not perish but, have everlasting life). In the process God blessed me to meet Charmer33. He stated that he had been trying to get to know me prior to me accepting his invite. He began to minister to me and to encourage me to keep on keeping on through the storms and rain that have come and will come. We continued to communicate by email and soon by phone. He would sing to me songs that kept me lifted up through my journey. We soon recieved a word from God that we were to be married and that our marriage would be a ministry. He also told us that we would have some trials and tribulations but we would make it, He told us that people would not understand and we might not completely understand in the beginning but what He had for us would be beyound compare. From the 1st day that we meet until now we have been together just as God said through it all and going strong. We know and believe that what God has joined together NO man can put assunder. We were married November 29,2003 and many people thought we would not be together 3 wks, 3 months let alone 3 yrs + but we are still here by the grace of God. God is doing what He said He would do, we have both become strong devoted members of our church and God is making our marriage a ministry. We thank God, we thank Black Planet and we thank you for hearing our story. Keep us lifted up in your prayers as God continues to manifest Himself and in our lives and as He uses to Glorify Himself through us.