A few weeks ago, one of my favourite couples celebrated their 22nd marriage anniversary. I wasn’t able to publish this blog on that very day but couldn’t let the opportunity to celebrate them pass me by thus this blog today.
So… Ps. Gerald and Diana Mwebe are some of the people i look up to the most in my life.
I knew about them and Streams of Life Church for many years but had never really had a personal encounter with them until they came to speak at New Dawn Camp -a beginning of year retreat at Worship Harvest Ministries . I remember that time we were at Rest Gardens in Bweyogerere. The couple looked so youthful and cute together and i fell in love with them even before hearing what they had to say. When Ps. Gerald started to speak, i got glued to my seat. He was oozing out words of life in a simple and funny way and he delivered the gospel in a way i had not heard before; very simply but powerfully. That time i did not even talk to them personally but i had been hooked. I literally started stalking them right from Facebook to radio even up to church.
As God could have it,my Missional Community decided to be meeting on Friday instead of Wednesday throught 2015 and suddenly my Wednesday was free!!! I decided to check out their Wednesday midweek service and i wasn’t disappointed. The people were welcoming and seemed like they had seen me before. Ps. Gerald’s sermon was better than the last time i had heard him. At the end of the service, he came over to me and engaged me in conversation. That to me was humbling!!
From then on, i became a regular attender of the midweek service till end of year.
At the beginning of 2015, my mother was suddenly diagnosed with breast cancer and she had to spend the biggest part of the year in India for treatment. It was one of the most difficult times we have ever gone through as a family.
Throught that time however, i had overwhelming joy, peace and an unshakeable confidence in God’s goodness and his ability plus willingness to heal my mother. This confidence was reassured and restrengthened every week as i attended the midweek service. Its now 3 years plus and my Mum is alive and well!!!
I kept talking about these guys to whoever cared to listen until my then fiancé agreed to attend the midweek service too. He also was hooked immediately.
First forward, 2016 was the year of our wedding and we really saw God’ s overwhelming favor through these guys!! We wanted to be wedded at Streams of Life Church and Pr. Gerald pulled all strings possible to see that it happened. The entire congregation was supportive both financially and otherwise. Guys kept calling to find out how far we had gone with the preparations. Please note that this is not “our church”. We both belong and serve in Worship Harvest ministries.
The Mwebes had a special financial gift for us which they insisted should be for our honeymoon! !! On our wedding day, the offertory was given as a gift to us to use as we pleased!!!
I could go on and on about these guys just to show you how amazing they are. Pr. Gerald believes in us and our abilities in ways we didn’t ever believe.
Sometimes i wonder whether the Gloria he is talking about is me or another.
Pastor Diana’ s loving and gentle yet firm spirit rubs off on every one who comes in contact with her.
God has blessed my husband and I in tremendous ways through this lovely couple. Iam sure our meeting was a divine appointment.
Please join me to wish them many more happy and impactful years in their marriage as they enjoy the fruits of their labor in the Lord for its not in vain!!!