Amecet n'ainapakin (Shelter of Peace) is a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM)in Soroti, Uganda. We are reaching out to HIV infected and affected children. We also are caring for new born babies, who lost their mother after the delivery. The third group of children we help, are children who need a safe place, they mostly come via the police. In this blog we want to share with you our stories, our pictures, our needs and blessings!

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Dutch Wedding day...

Yesterday was the big day, my nephew Christoffer married Janne Marij. Sarah and Helen know them both quite well, it was their first Dutch wedding and very different from the Ugandan ones. We all met in Utrecht in the house of the bride. In Uganda the couple meet in the church. And here they saw the couple eating and drinking coffee, in the midst of their friends and family, before the wedding has taken place!! Very different!!!
Then we went to the city hall, a beautiful building with a lot of green and flowers. While we were waiting for the couple to arrive, Helen gave a dance performance.

After the ceremony the fresh married couple came out under the sound of many funny flutes.

With all the invited guests we spend the afternoon at an old Fort, ending in a nice meal outside. The weather was great, a bit of sun, some wind but NO rain! After the meal we all walked to a small old church where the service was going to be. This was for Christoffer and Janne Marij the real wedding. It was a beatiful service, with a lot of singing and Sarah and Helen brought the rings to the couple!

After the service we all walked back to the Fort, where the celebration was going to continue. it was nice to meet more relatives and friends. Sarah and Helen were also enjoying themselves and it was a great day! It was almost midnight when we came home, Helen had slept on the way back and Sarah had been talking to me, almost the whole way, to keep me awake, she said!

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