Last month (16th July) we wrote about Sofia and her two kids, who came along to a Holiday Club we were running at the drop-in centre. We also shared about of her desire to get married to her partner, Joe, also an ex-street kid. They are pictured here with their adopted Mum and Dad who have taken them into their home to care for them and to show them Christ's love. This couple and their family have shown amazing scarfice by opening up their hearts and their home to have this small family live with them as it has not always been easy.
Sofia and her partner Joe (not their real names) have asked us to help them prepare for the marriage commitment that they want to make in September. We have had two sessions with them so far, we have explored the definition of marriage, what the Bible teaches about marriage, and why they themselves want to get married. Please pray for them in the coming weeks as we look at subjects such as conflict and communication.
They both admit they are carrying a lot of baggage and have anger management issues - unsurprisingly considering the lifestyle and backgrounds they both have. This sometimes means they react disproportionately to certain things and this isn't uncommon in street children. We know that God can and is bringing healing to those areas and that things won't change overnight, but for the time being we are seeking to give them the skills they need to start their marriage off on a good footing.
We shared with them how one of the readings we had at our wedding was the parable of the builders. One who built his house on sand, the other on the rock. Sofia and Joe are determined to build their marriage and relationship on the foundation of Christ and are really passionate to hear what the Bible has to say. Pray that their hunger and thirst to learn will neither be satisfied nor quenched.