This weekend we celebrated Mariela's wedding. Mariela is a member of El Puente and she married Secmarino the youth pastor of a local evangelical church in Cusco.
On Thurs we had a joint cell group meeting in our home for their joint noche de despedidia ( farewell to single life) party.
On Fri Scott attended their legal wedding ceremony at the Municipalidad then in the evening we had a long wedding rehearsal at the IEP church where the wedding was to be held.
On Saturday Jess got ready to be a bridesmaid, Scott got ready to preach, Anjanette got ready to play in the El Puente band and poor old Sam got ready to sit through 8 hours of wedding ceremony.
We had a long but very happy day, folk from El Puente sang, preached, prayed, got the flower girls and bridesmaids ready, one church member was the Master of Ceremonies in the afternoon and at the end of a very long day Pastor Scott was the chauffeur of the newly weds and also all the wedding presents. We all worked hard and enjoyed celebrating with Sec and Mariela, we pray that God will bless them in their new life together.
noche de despedida de solteros in our home
Legal ceremony with the registrar the day before the church wedding
waiting for the bride to arrive...
Pastor Scott preaching
The food: ( a bull was donated for the wedding breakfast!)
Bride, groom and the Williamsons all dressed up!