February 14, 2013
A Valentines Day Wedding
Michael and Viviana aren't your typical love story. He's been all over the world as a missionary, working with indigenous people groups in remote places, abandoned children in orphanages, handicapped folks who need wheelchairs but only have PVC pipe--you name it. He's a jump-in-there-and-get-things-done kind of guy. And he told us a few years back that he'd begun to pray for his wife and felt like God was going to bring her into his life.
Today they completed the first part of the process that makes them no longer two, but one. They will have their church ceremony in about a week, signifying that they are then married before God AND before man. Today they had the civil ceremony in front of the equivalent of the Justice of the Peace. They honored us by asking us to be their official witnesses, which means we got to sign the marriage contract and tell all our pertinent data to the judge, so he could read it out as part of the ceremony.