January 21, 2018 (GCDC) - Anyuak's religious leaders praise and thanks, newlywed Omot Olok for coming all the way from the U.S and married Achang Gilo on December 09, 2017, in front of hundreds of friends, community members and families in Gambella, Ethiopia.
Church leaders and elders were at the ceremony to wittiness their marriage and observed holy unions Anyuak's cultural and traditional wedding ceremony and hope more will follow and do the same things.
The last time, to a similar wedding, was on June 22, 1971, when late Prof. Paul Anade Othow married his wife, Helen DeLois Chavis in Gambella town from Wisconsin. It was a memorable moment.
Love is the favorite subject of artists and poets throughout the ages. Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare's story about two star-crossed lovers, is one of the most moving plays ever written.
Loving someone and being loved brings happiness. There are many loves in one's life, such as your spouse or sweetheart, your parents, your family, and children, or your best friend. We all want and need love. This is essential to the human race. We need to help each other, cooperate with each other, and reaffirm each other.
"So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
And God blessed them, and God said to them,
"Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it."
Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh.
One can see from the Bible and the very biology of the human body that it is natural for a man and a woman to be together. God created woman because "it is not good for man to be alone" (Genesis 2:18). From the beginning of time, as recorded in the Book of Genesis, God planned for man and woman to unite in love and marriage for the continuity of his creation, the human family. Children are the fruit and bond of a marriage. The family provides a framework for each family member to grow as a person in love and security.