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Filipino girl receives gift from American boy. 11 years later her Facebook request changes everything

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There was a short video on Facebook showing some boys in Africa receiving their boxes and they were so excited they were dancing and high fiving each other even before opening the boxes. He was also surprised to find that he was immediately attracted to Joana. In fact, the entire family, eight people in total, shared one 10 by 19 square foot dwelling. After she had a chance to explain it to him, he knew he needed to go to his parents for answers. The couple returned to the United States, and married on October 5, 2014.

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Tyrel Wolfe And Joana Marchan Welcome First Child

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I was immediately attracted to her. In June 2013, after saving up money for a plane ticket and receiving cautionary blessings from his parents, Tyrel flew to Manila. Little did Tyrel know what his simple act of kindness would lead to in his future. They were heading to Disneyland or the Grand Canyon. The only information she had to go on was a name: Tyrel Wolfe.

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The town he grew up in was home to less than 200 people, and yet here he was in a foreign city, watching what felt like the entire world whiz by. Midway through his visit he finally gathered up enough courage to ask the protective dad and pastor. Putting in extra hours of part-time work between his college classes, Tyrel scrounged up enough money to make another trip back to the Philippines. Tyrel graduated high school in May of 2013. This time he stayed for a month. When Joana received her Child Box in 2000, it changed her life.

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14 Years After Receiving Christmas Shoebox Gift, Filipino Girl Marries Idaho Boy Who Sent it

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When Tyrel return home he knew that he had to go back to see Joana again. Each one includes a note that tells their story. Posted by on The moment they met each other in real life, they felt destined to be together, and fell in love right away. For Tyrel Wolfe and Joana Marchan, an act of charity led to lasting love. One name popped up from Idaho. Tyrel realized she had tried adding him on Facebook two years prior, but had no clue what their connection was.

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Tyrel Wolfe And Joana Marchan Welcome First Child

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They have started a tradition that they hope to continue every year for the rest of their lives—packing shoeboxes for. Tyrel wore a barong, the traditional embroidered shirt worn by Filipino grooms. The entire Wolfe family was impressed that their charitable offering had struck such a chord with the young Joana. While Tyrel remembers how fun it was to assemble the package, which included a photo of him in a cowboy get up, but never really thought about it after he dropped it off at his church in Midvale, Idaho. The girl, named Joana, seemed certain they had connected in the past.

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Tyrel Wolfe And Joana Marchan Welcome First Child

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Speaking in the Tagalog language, he asked her dad for permission to marry the girl of his dreams. The boy had included his name and address. Finding The Hook As Ty returned to America once more, he was disappointed, but not discouraged. Her family and friends back home were surprised that Joana was managing to work, given the constant adventures she seemed to be posting as she followed Ty wherever work took him, but no matter what, she would make sure to care for her new husband in her own way. They kept in touch constantly for about a year and a half by way of sending each other private messages that got more personal as time went by. Joana kept one memento: a small photo of a little blonde-haired boy in a cowboy shirt holding a lariat.

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In the photo, Tyrel was dressed in a cowboy get up and happily posing for a shot. This site does not contain any personal information of real people. To his surprise, Joana was on board with the idea, so Ty got to planning. Her name was Joana Marchan, but Tyrel had no idea who she was. Samaritan's PurseTyrel and Joana Wolfe A couple that grew up thousands of miles apart reunited and recently wed thanks to international humanitarian organization Samaritan's Purse. She was even more fortunate than she could have imagined.

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Filipino girl receives gift from American boy. 11 years later her Facebook request changes everything

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All eight members of the Marchan family slept on the floor of their 10Ă—19-foot house. As only a child could, Ty promptly forgot about the gifts. There was just one trip the couple was still longing to take. Though most would go their separate ways after a one-off encounter like this, Tyrel and Joana stayed in touch and soon discovered they shared many of the same interests. In many respects, that experience would take their own shoebox journey full circle. Eventually Tyrel saved enough money to visit Joana and her family overseas, and they immediately fell in love.

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Filipino girl receives gift from American boy. 11 years later her Facebook request changes everything

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It could have been enough for them that she was living in the Philippines, where they knew the packages had been sent. More Than a Shoebox Destiny has its own way of figuring things out. The couple shared how they were both glad of that first meeting. The boy was actually killing time while his grandmother got her makeup done at one of the other shops in the Dulles 28 Centre shopping center in Sterling, Virginia. Their quiet country home was soon filled with the pitter patter of tiny feet, as not long after Joana gave birth to their first child, a baby boy named Harlann Jun Wolfe. Included in the box was a small photo of a little boy in a cowboy shirt holding a lariat.


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LOVE IN A SHOEBOX: From Idaho to the Philippines A Christmas Love Story

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Several years later, Joana, in an attempt to express her gratefulness for the gift she had received when she was eight years old, found a way to get in touch with him via the social media, through a Facebook friend request. Her house is 10-by-19 feet with very little furniture, and all eight family members sleep on the floor of one room. The couple transported the boxes all the way from Idaho, en route to contracting jobs Tyrel has this month as a state park trail system developer in North Carolina and Tennessee. Not long afterward, her father also received Christ and eventually followed the calling God put on his heart to become a pastor. A Lost Letter Joana received the shoebox at a vacation bible school in Quezon City, a suburb of Manila. Fourteen years ago an excited a little boy in Idaho, Tyrel Wolfe, stuffed little trinkets and toys into a shoebox along with a picture of himself in a cowboy shirt, and a sweet little note. She wanted to thank the boy that put so much care into making her Christmas special, so she wrote him a letter.


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