The youth of our church started doing daily prayer walks around the Stellenbosch university campus. We walked and prayed every morning, must have been for more than a year. My friends from church brought a girl along that recently joined the group. I suppose you can already guess who that was. Jip, the girl whose face I saw. Now, she had a name too! And, it just so happened that sidewalks around the university campus can only take 2 people walking next to each other & since the two of us pitched up without company, we ended up walking and praying together. Co-incidence?
I prayed a lot, to make sure this relationship is really God’s will for our lives, and not just my own loneliness talking, my wanting to belong. Then God showed me another picture of the future, a picture of us together, there was lots of happiness. And a little bit of travels. So I asked her whether she’d be able to spend a lifetime with someone like me. Without hesitation, she said YES. Seems she knew it was coming long before I did. That was the start of our relationship.
10 days later, I asked her to marry me. We have now been married for more than 15 years.
And that’s the start of the story about US.