When Martin and Lillian decided to get married, they did not anticipate that the Lillian’s family would set her dowry at a steep one-million shillings.
The couple trusted that God would make a way for their families to negotiate the dowry down to an amount that the groom’s family could raise, and by God’s Grace, the amount was indeed lowered to 250,000.
Overjoyed, Martin and Lillian began planning their wedding but encountered more challenges along the way.
“There were times when only three people would show up to the wedding committee meetings – me, my fiancé and a friend,” Martin says. “We were often left scratching our heads on how to pay for the meeting venue, let alone the amount of money needed for the actual wedding.”
However, with the support of friends and family, and God’s enduring grace, the couple raised 700,000 shillings and finally wed in December last year.
Martin adds that after the wedding, his mother told him to choose one of two parcels of land she owned as her wedding gift to the couple. On this, he remarks, “The Bible says he who gets a wife obtains favour. I too obtained much favour when my mother in the end decided two give us both parcels of land. My wife and I now have the option of building our home on one plot and putting up a block of apartments in the other.”
The couple had additionally had been trusting God for a new car and managed to buy it for 200,000 shillings less than the selling price.
His encouragement to fellow believers: “We as Christians sometimes pray expecting an immediate answer from God. Though it may tarry, God is not a man that he should lie. His favour is real and He will answer you beyond expectation.”
If you’re reading this post, I pray that you too find favour with God.