By Joan Salmon
What you need to know:
- For three days, Jane fasted, asking God if Joseph was the one for her.
- Her prayers were answered when he proposed during a Valentines Day dinner at church.
When a friend told her, Taata wange akwagala loosely translated as “My paternal uncle loves you”, the journey that led to marriage started.
Jane Nampemuko Ganja, was then in her second year at university when a relative of Joseph Ganja made the revelation.
“We were doing the same course. I was excited but also scared because he was the first man in my life. I, therefore, took my time before saying yes,” she says.
The year was 2009 when Joseph noticed a woman with a simple and humble lifestyle that endeared her to him.
“I am glad that I found an easy way to get in touch with her,” he shares. In the long run, Jane was smitten by the fact that he was always well dressed.
It was a humble journey with bumps but Joseph was sure he had met his soulmate and wanted no other. The couple had their firstborn ( a son) in 2011 then later in 2014, Jane got born again. This came with the thought that having had a child out of wedlock, maybe he is not the one.
“I knew God was not happy that I had given birth before marriage. So, I simply concluded that Joseph could not be the one. However, he was always sure that I was the one,” Jane shares.
She recalls a time when she assured him that they could not not get married. This wrecked havoc so bad that Jane’s mother said, ‘Someone’s son is going to die and his blood will be on you’.
Prayer and fasting
“I loved him but the guilt of the sin kept gnawing at me. For peace of mind, I prayed and fasted for three days, asking God if Joseph was really the one. I am glad that He said he was. Looking back, I can say that the devil has a way of using our past mistakes against us and we end up missing out on what God has prepared for us,” she says.
Determined to make her his, Joseph proposed to Jane.
“It was quite interesting because I proposed on Valentine’s Day. The amazing thing is that she did not expect it,” Joseph, a businessman working out of Kampala, shares.
While he says it was not costly as such because it was during a Valentine’s Day dinner at their church, Jane says it was a surprise and she shed tears of joy. Click to read more…