Prentice and Maria

22 Aug 2014

Philippines-Flag-64-RapidVisa.comThanks to some much needed help from Rapid Visa, I am now married to “arguably” the most wonderful Filipina in the entire world. I say arguably because when I say I married the most wonderful Filipina in the entire world, Ben contends that I may have the second best but that his wife is the best. As it should be, each of us will always contend we have the best.

I was happily married for forty-nine years to my first wife, but cancer, then death, took her from me. I wasn’t sure that I would ever desire to marry again. I had been a United Methodist Pastor for many years when my wife died. After being widowed, I retired. After several months of being alone and lonely, I began to desire companionship, and because I have a wonderful Filipina daughter-in-law, I became interested in I began to read the profiles of several beautiful Filipinas until I saw the photo and profile of Maria. Because of her, I registered and became a member. In my profile, I honestly stated that I was only seeking friendship at first. Next, I send a message to Maria. She graciously replied. Her work situation allowed her to only correspond with me twice a month. She gave me her mobile phone number and I called her at work. That phone call caused tension between her and her employer and led to her resignation, From that time, we talked by VOIP phone (Magic Jack) and Skype daily for more than a year. During that time, I came to know much about her. I fell in love.

In February of 2012, I visited her in the Philippines. I also was privileged to preach in some churches while there. She exceeded all my expectations. I proposed marriage. She accepted. I received blessings from Maria’s mother. When I returned to the USA after three weeks in the Philippines, I began the process of acquiring a K-1 Fiancé Visa for Maria. I quickly realized I needed help. I found Rapid Visa to be far better, and less costly, than any of their competitors. The USCIS accepted our I-129F Petition, and eventually Maria was issued her K1 Visa. She arrived in the United States December 18, and we were united in holy matrimony on December 22, 2012 in the church I now serve as a retired supply pastor. As a pastor, I say, “Thank God for Rapid Visa.” Rapid Visa has a friendly, courteous, professional staff always willing to be of help. I highly recommend them.


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