Jeff & Bethany Mootz

Intercessory Missionaries at Underground House of Prayer in Sioux Falls, SD

Blast from the past- Bethany’s Version

Jeff& Bethany

So four years ago today, Jeff popped the question:) And I said yes. I had no idea that it would be that night, as we were going to go get dressed up and take “dancing lessons” with some of our dear friends the Mosteller’s. But when i was getting ready for the date, my roommate Lisa hands me a wrapped box. I got confused and immediately suspicious. I opened it to find a note that was really sweet (yes i still have it)- After writing how much he loved me, he said something like “Enclosed you will find a shirt that I bought for my wife 7 years ago because I thought she would look cute in it- please use it as a blindfold, your roommate Lisa will be your chauffeur.” I still wasn’t sure if the dancing plans were off but I knew he would ask me tonight. I started screaming. We had only been dating since October 25…

So i got in the car and Lisa blindfolded me. She later said she drove around a lot just to confuse me. But Jeff had gotten about 15 people in our lives to say something to me/us and recorded them and burned them to a CD for me to listen to on the drive. It was so so sweet. So here i was crying all my makeup off onto the blindfold/shirt that he had bought for his wife.


When I “arrived” to the specific location I still had no idea where I was and I had no idea Jeff’s friend Dan was videoing me walking into the house Jeff was at. As soon as I got into the house, still blindfolded, everyone left. I was trembling a little, and really hoping that Jeff was there! All I heard was Misty Edwards cd playing. I called out to Jeff and he told me to take the blindfold off. We were in the mysterious and magical sort of place, it was beautiful. There was a whole wall of windows that looked out into a forest. It smelled faintly like bacon 🙂 If you know Jeff that doesn’t surprise you. But he had decorated the room and there were candles everywhere and he looked so handsome.

We danced to the music for awhile and he told me a lot of sweet things that I really wish I could remember. I could feel him shaking too.  He then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes! He then washed my feet and we took communion together, both of us were crying. Sometime after that the music abruptly stopped playing and it flipped to a teaching series on Babylon. Ha! Jeff called out and said, “Butler, can you please turn the music back on?” and a guy came out of nowhere and did it!! Where were we!?!?!?! I was so confused. Jeff then led me to the other side of the magical room by the raging fire in the fireplace and we ate dinner together, served by “the butler”, Jeff’s friend Dave. Jeff had made the dinner earlier, it was Alfredo Pasta with bacon and tomatoes, delicious. We barely talked.


After a little bit Dave came into the room and we retold him the story and laughed and laughed! Jeff finally told me where we were- Dave’s parents had bought this house and were in the middle of deep construction. They had finished this beautiful room just so Jeff could use it! The rest of the house was still very much under construction.  So they came home (they had to go out to eat that night!) and we all laughed and talked and had ice cream in cute little dishes together.

It was so much fun. They said goodnight and we sat by a couch (that is currently in our living room- they gave it to us a year later!) by the window and looked out at the stars and talked. We left around 11pm and I don’t think I slept that night, for fear my ring would fall off:)

Looking back, so much has happened in four years! But one thing has for sure stayed the same. I am still in love with Mr Jeffrey Mootz.




  1. That is so beautiful, thanks for sharing…I am crying happy tears. You guys are so awesome……..<3 you so much!!!!

    Love, Chris Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:19:49 +0000 To:

  2. Amazing story. So sweet, love hearing it. Congratulations allll over again! 🙂

    Sent from my iPad


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