Love always get its way, sometimes it only takes a little help
Four years ago, Devery Rogers, a U.S. citizen born and raised, went to Monrovia, Liberia on a missionary trip with his church. The trip really opened Devery's eyes to the extreme poverty and living conditions in Liberia and how life there can be so very difficult.
The house where they were staying with the other missionaries had ground keepers and staff including house keepers, cooks and maids. These are locals who help the visitors in all the things they need on a daily basis. Devery used to be a chef in his previous career and loves to cook. One evening, he suggested cooking an American dinner for the staff as a gesture to thank them for their hard work helping the missionaries during their trip. They accepted and the dinner was organized for the following day. In the afternoon, two of the people took him to the local market to buy the ingredients to make an American dinner in an African kitchen. When he entered the kitchen, he was struck. It was love at first sight. From the very beginning there was a spark between him and Lovetta, one of the cooks he met that day. They became close friends immediately and maintained a long-distance relationship for some time. After some time had passed and the relationship grew, Devery proposed to Lovetta. With our help, Lovetta came to the U.S. in June 2012 with a fiancée visa and just two weeks later they got married. Now they are a happy family, which now also includes a 2-year old beautiful little girl. Click here for pictures of the family.