On Sunday 18 March 2018, Joe and Ursula van der Schyf received the blessing on their silver wedding anniversary in Gezina Congregation.
District Rector Arthur Smal bestowed the Lord's blessing on the couple. They met in the Pretoria North Congregation, and after several months of courting, they decided to get married. The then District Elder Pieter Smal officiated at their marriage ceremony. Amongst others, he advised the young couple to always make the Lord the centre of their lives. This proved to be very sound advice and a blessing to the silver wedding couple.