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The Power of Online Dating Brought David and Mabel Together

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David & Mabel Morphett Engagement (April 2011)

The Philippines and Australia are 3,600 miles apart.  They have different climates, different customs and a different way of life.  For David Morphett, a missionary from Adelaide, Australia, he knew his future soul mate was a Filipina woman, and one who shared his Christian faith. But how do you find someone in another part of the world that believes as you do, and wants the same things out of life that you do?  The answer for David was Christian Filipina.

For most of his adult life, David, who is 69 years old, was a builder in Australia and operated his own construction company.  In recent years he began doing missionary work and would travel to the Philippines on a regular basis doing educational and religious missions.David came across Christian Filipina in January of 2011 and he immediately joined, because as he put it, “you could tell the site believed in Christian values and had members who were honest and sincere.”

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Having fun in Adelaide

It wasn’t long after he joined that he connected with Marbella (Mabel) Rodriguez from Manila. “I was determined to find a beautiful heart and that’s what I found with Mabel.  We shared Christian values and I really feel that God brought us together,” David said.

David had an upcoming mission to the Philippines and during the March 2011 trip he met Mabel in person in Manila. Mabel, who is 51 years old, lost her husband several years ago and has three children.  David met Mabel’s family and friends and things began to click.  “We were holding hands a lot and I could just feel she was starting to feel the same way I was feeling.”

Mabel, who is a church leader, had joined Christian Filipina for the same reasons as David: she was looking to find a soul mate who shared her Christian values.  So when David presented her with an engagement ring, she said yes.  They were married in June of 2011 in Manila.

“We are both very happy.  I am very happy!  God has given me a woman of God, and we both love each other very much.  God has joined us together as one.

And, many thanks to Christian Filipina for providing a means for us to meet.”

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One Year Anniversary

Although they married in the Philippines, David had to return to Australia where they plan to live.  They are in the process of securing a spousal visa for Mabel to join David in Australia.

David offered these parting words for others looking for online relationships, “Your chances of finding someone you can connect with on Christian Filipina are very good because, unlike other dating sites, Christian Filipina has sincere members who share Christian values and beliefs.

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David and Mabel Together at Victor Harbour (April 2012)

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David and Mabel Together at Victor Harbour (April 2012)

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  1. GOD bless and stay inlove everyday and always put God in everday life more hapiness to for both of you like you guys i and my husband to be much happy like what you feel both we met on this descent Christian site all i can say best Website CHRISTIAN FILIPINA .COM…….THANK SO MUCH KEEP THE GOOD WORK SOON WE POST OUR MARRIAGE PICS…FROM MHAI AND NALD USA

    Comment by mar — September 1, 2012 @ 6:57 am

  2. what i say,love her the way Jesus Christ loves you.Do not abused her because that is unlawful to the right doctrine of John one another till to the coming of Jesus Christ.God Bless!from Rev.Clark Field III,Universal Church of Jesus Christ..the full gospel church.

    Comment by Clark Field C. Arrono III — September 3, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

  3. This is one of the nicest things I have ever read about people meeting online and creating a wonderful relationship.
    More blessings and love to your marriage ^__^

    Comment by JEZYREL VILLARUZ — September 5, 2012 @ 11:29 am

  4. God bless to all the couples that God made together as one.

    Make God the center of your life and God will lead you the way to success of your marriage.

    All things will work together for good to them that love God.

    Comment by Sharon Rose — September 11, 2012 @ 5:41 pm


    Comment by dave carr — September 16, 2012 @ 10:01 am

  6. wow so sweet congrats both of you that really shows God is always faithful to His children:)it inspires me:)…hopefully i can hve or experience that joy soon hehehe…God loves u bro n sis!!!

    Comment by mona — September 18, 2012 @ 8:00 am

  7. wow,,,nice

    Comment by gemma — September 21, 2012 @ 11:43 pm

  8. God is really Good in your life, He lead your way to meet someone whos heart is pleasing to God. This is also my prayers about myself hoping to meet a person who love God most and who can be trusted. I really love this site. Thank you for letting me join this site. Your love story really inspires me and encourage me alot. God bless you and your family.

    Comment by Jemima — September 30, 2012 @ 10:39 pm

  9. This is a beautiful story and I wish you both all the happiness in the world. I am a 55 year old widowed Irishman who has been looking for a Filipina partner for a while now. I hope I hope and pray I find the same success as you both. God Bless

    Comment by Ger Roche — October 3, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

  10. Thank you so much CF and thank you for all the members that shared their inspiring comments about my love story. May our loving God fulfill the deepest desires of your heart and hope to read also your wonderful story in this site. May God bless you all and may God bless CF. From Dave and Mabel

    Comment by maribella morphett — November 29, 2012 @ 5:10 am

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