“The evening was indeed amazing because I had not seen a very beautiful girl like her around our church. I meditated upon her looks for some time and later told myself to let go of such thoughts,” Kambuka says.
His work commitment outside Kampala meant Kambuka did not see Biriike for a long time. But that was good for him because he was still nursing a heart break that had led to great business financial losses thus little interest in dating.
However, in 2017, he was ready to date, specifically for marriage. He took this up in prayer.
There were three women from church in mind, Esther being one of them.
“Even then, I kept my wife (Biriike) far from being a friend because she is a ‘high class lady’ in almost everything and I feared to approach her lest I am outsmarted by another man with cash. Nevertheless, my heart pumped hard whenever I saw her,” he says.
Being a church boy, Kambuka, 29, chose to cram the days and times she appeared in church and adjusted his schedule to fit hers. Then in June 2017, he took a leap of faith to strategically sit on same seat she was on but at the extreme end.
“When service ended, I did not even make that last individual prayer we usually make because she always left church so fast and I did not want to miss her as I always had. Immediately she was done praying, the next thing she saw was me.”
Biriike remembers the incident – a jolly man that moved to her and with a big smile and asked her to become his friend. She immediately agreed to the proposal.
“Coincidentally, I had asked God, as service was closing, for the rightful man to come to my life. A voice spoke, assuring me that my husband-to-be was right before me. When Stephen came over, I knew God had confirmed him to be my husband. He continued to confirm our relationship for marriage in dreams and many other events. I embraced what God had chosen for me,” Biriike, 30, says.
After a month following the first meet, the two would bump into each other again. This time, Biriike left earlier than usual that Kambuka had to sprint to catch up with her.
“She left church so fast, I ran after her and then learned she was looking for a new house to rent. I knew it was my chance to talk to her so I told her I knew somewhere she could rent,” he says.
Accepting his offer, they talked and searched, unfortunately they did not get what suited her needs. With that, Kambuka offered to help out on any other day. Click to read more…