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Double marriage

I have been so busy getting ready to leave Burkina Faso that I haven’t had much time to give an update.  It isn’t because God isn’t working, because He is.

On Saturday, March 27th, we had a double marriage at Living Water Baptist Church.  No I didn’t perform a polygamist marriage but two of our young pastors found good wives and got married.

If you have been reading this blog for anytime then you know about Salif.  He was my Muslim night guard in the Ivory Coast, who got saved, and God changed his life.  His earthly father called him to be an Imam, but His Heavenly Father called him to preach the Gospel.  He has been with us since we came to Africa.  He is one of our family.  He came to me a few months back and said that he knew it was time to get married.  I never thought this day would come.  He felt it was the will of God to marry Mamata.  She has been with us for about 5 years now.   She has been a great blessing to our family.  She was saved from a Muslim family also.  Her family fought the marriage at times and many of them wouldn’t come to the marriage but we had an amazing time.

The other couple that God joined together was Talibala.  He is leading the first church that we started here in Burkina Faso.  He married a young lady named Pascaline.  The wedding was beautiful.  It is truly exciting to see two of your sons in the faith getting married.

I have been amazed at how they treat their wives.  The older people refuse to change but God is changing our young married couples.  Many times you don’t even know who is married.  They don’t sit together.  They don’t hold hands.  They show no affection.  I never thought this would change but God is doing a miracle.  The young couples sit together, pray together at the alter, show affection one to another.  It is really and amazing thing.   Here are some pictures of this wonderful day.

The picture below is from the marriage before the government.

Salifs Wedding

 Salifs Wedding

 Salifs Wedding

 Talibalas Wedding

 Talibalas Wedding

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