By Joan Salmon
In the early 1970s, although Nicholas Wafula’s main desire was to serve God, he also wanted to get married and start a family. An opportunity presented itself in 1971 when he met Elizabeth Katewu during a Christian conference. Drawn by her love for Christ, the way she carried herself with dignity and without a doubt, her beauty, Nicholas was glad to meet her in subsequent fellowships. Certain that she was the one, he later confided in his friends about his love for her.
Elizabeth loved the fact that he was a born-again Christian. However, it would take a while for them to get to know each other better because while they both lived in Kampala, they were from different religions.
“I was a born again Christian while she was from the Anglican Church and her father was an archdeacon,” Nicholas says.
Nonetheless, he wasted no time in making his intentions known through a proposal, pending approval from Elizabeth’s father.
“While I loved him, I told him that my response would depend on what my father said; if my father accepted his proposal, we would get married. But in the event that he did not, we would give up,” she says. Click to read more...