Charles Robert TolandView Ordination Certificate
Minister ID: 973506
Minister ID: 973506
Officiated by Charles Robert Toland at Osprey Cruise in South Padre Island, Texas on November 11th, 2022. Witnessed by Pamula Jones and Guendlen Robinson.
"Very emotional to be and conduct the ceremony of my adopted daughter to Trevon."
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Welcome to all of you today for the joining together of Trevon Wendell Norman and Sha’Huni Milyana Robinson. Trevon, Sha’Huni, your marriage is taking place in a world today when it is very hard to be married. I want you both to know that it is God alone is the one who makes a marriage work, your marriage will be no stronger or weaker than your personal relationships with HIM. The Bible teaches that it is possible to have all the right ingredients for a religious life and have them all add up to zero. It is possible to have all the right ingredients of a good marriage and still have them add up to zero. You can have all the right plans, a strong personal commitment, a beautiful wedding, lots of money, strong values, great harmony and yet still have it all add up to zero. But if you add a 1 or rather the “One” our savior in front of all of your zeros that is what will make all the difference.
1st Corinthians 13:4-8 says, 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. We all know good marriages fail all the time, but it is the marriages characterized by God’s kind of love that are the marriages that will last. The Bible actually has very little to say about weddings, but it has a lot to say about marriage, it even tells how to dress ourselves every day for marriage. In Colossians 3:12-14 it says 12 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Marriage is a work project from which you will never retire from. Every day you must continue to build the walls of your marriage because every day something new will be trying to tear them down. Receive each other as what you each are, a gift from God. On the same day that God created them, the first couple, Adam and Eve, were married. God spoke these words over them, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and shall cleave to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” God’s requirements for marriage are summed up here in three words:
• Receive, the same day Adam and Eve were married was also the first day they met! They never dated, met any in-laws, didn’t have time to evaluate any good or bad traits of the other person. They did not know the hand they were holding; they only knew the Hand that had brought them together. And that’s all you really ever need to know!!
• Leave who? The Father and Mother which implies everyone else in your lives, including yourselves. From this point on you will cease to be single individuals. You cannot think, act, or relate as a single person anymore. You cannot be who you were, not to your friends, your family or yourselves anymore.
• Cleave, this is a Word of permanence, and a Word of Unity. In ancient language it implied an alloy which could never be separated.
Vows: I _______, offer myself completely to you _______, to be your husband/wife. I promise to love you with all my heart, and to be true and faithful, patient and kind, and unselfish in this love. I promise to stand beside you always, in times of joy, in times of trial, and in times of sorrow. I dedicate our marriage and our home to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. I pledge myself and all that I am in love. (put the ring on his/her finger) “This ring will remain a constant symbol of the vows I have made to you before God and all these people.”
Prayer, Pronouncement and Trevon, you may now kiss the bride.
Formal presentation of Mr. and Mrs. Trevon Norman
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