At the beginning of 2018, my wife Irene reminded me that in January 2019 would be our silver jubilee and that we needed to do something about it. Generally as a person I like small things, I could easily do with dinner somewhere in a nice restaurant and that would serve the purpose but at the end of it all I realized that God had been good to us in the 25-years of marriage, the miracles He had done, the provision He had made, the children He had given us, the lives God had impacted and inspired through us. Reflecting on it all, I thought it was worth a big celebration with all the people in our lives.
My wife then shared this dream with both our families and close friends, she then set up a WhatsApp group for this cause to enable further exchange on the topic. After the Refresh women’s conference, my wife opened it up for planning and the Gaba community marrieds’ fellowship pledged to host it. They worked behind the scenes and didn’t share any details with us and I must confess that they did a big wonderful job.
On the 13th of January 2019, my wife and I celebrated our 25-year marriage anniversary. The ceremony was hosted at Gaba community church grounds where the three services were joined into one, members from sister churches invited, pastors that pastored us years ago, friends and family all present in one big tent, I do not know how to describe it all but, say that God has a great sense of humor that never seizes to amaze me.
It was beautiful, inspiring and at the end of it, all were so grateful to the team that led this ceremony, to Gaba church for their amazing generosity, the network of friends that we have, fellow pastors, the hundreds of friends and loved ones that attended. Thank you for loving us, thank you for celebrating us, thank you for honoring us. You have challenged us to keep our faith alive and serve God diligently. We give the glory back to God and look forward to our golden jubilee.
We love you with the love of our Lord, God bless you abundantly!!!