Thursday, July 31, 2008

Yes, it is true, I am engaged...God is good...

Next to the only blossoming pink flowers in the whole Drakensberg (meaning 'Dragon Mountains' in Afrikaans, and also called Ukhahlamba in the local Zulu language roughly meaning 'Battlement of Spears') during this bleak winter on the highveldt, I popped the big question--actually I had to ask twice because she was laughing from surprise the first time.
But, anyhow, it is done and now only remains for talks about the lobola (brideprice) next year before the wedding can take place. We have begun the process of trying to get her US Visa for Thandi to visit my family and see where I come from before we head back to South Africa together and join back up with YWAM Muizenberg.


Lyndsey said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting - I pray that God will do great things through you two who have something so unique coming from two different parts of the world which I am sure sometimes feel like two different worlds.

I don't know if you remember me, Lyndsey, but I am a friend of Manis'. Last year I went to India on a mission trip and also met someone, whom I am going to marry in November. There are many obstacles that come with trying to marry a foreigner, but as God is our matchmaker and a God of faithfulness, he will provide a way (visas, greencards, finances, etc.) You two will be in my prayers.


Bryan Whitlock said...

Thanks is good to hear from one who can understand what we are going through, and we shall be praying for you guys as well...
Hope to see you back in the Ham this fall.