Friday 28 October 2016

Women's soccer stars (and teammates) Erin McLeod and Ella Masar share beautiful wedding photos

Published 13/07/2015 | 13:50

US soccer teammates Ella McLeod and Ella Masar wed
US soccer teammates Ella McLeod and Ella Masar wed

Soccer stars Erin McLeod and Ella Masar are winning legions of new fans after sharing their heartwarming wedding story.

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The couple, who are teammates on the Houston Dash, wed over the weekend and proudly spoke of their love for one another.

Erin, a goalkeeper for Canada during their 2015 World Cup campaign, and Ella, have documented their journey to self acceptance in recent years.

"For all the congratulations, love, and support thank you. Erin and I feel overwhelmed and blessed with everyone that has reached out... Also, to the "other" messages, thank you. Thank you for praying for me and reinforcing my own prayers because as you pray, "Lord please help Ella, allow her to see her sin for loving that woman, for respecting her, being faithful, honoring her, etc," Masar captioned one of their wedding photos on Instagram.

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"Know I am saying the same thing, 'my Heavenly Father, thank you for allowing me find my better half, for finding someone that strengthens my faith and allows me to be the person I always imagined. Thank you for teaching me what truly loving someone and others is all about, amen."

Masar, a devout Christian, has been vocal about her personal journey, saying four years ago: "I am often surrounded by people living ungodly lifestyles, specifically when it comes to homosexuality," she wrote.

"As a Christian, sometimes I am ridiculed for not going along with the crowd, but I do my best to explain to them that, as a Christfollower, I still love them even though I am not going to agree with what they do. To me, that demonstration of love is a powerful witness for Him."

Love this guy #bestdadever

A photo posted by Erin McLeod (@erinmcleod1) on

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