Dreams come true with faith! This love story of Kenyan couple, Nyokabi and Karogo’s will give you hope if you’re yet to meet your life partner!
We are so excited for these two. GOD has a plan for every single one of us, only if we allow him lead us. Nyokabi’s story just ministered to us and I bet it would to you too, read and be inspired!
Photos by Wale Ariztos.
How they met:
By the bride-to-be
I came to the states August 22nd of 2014, one of the hardest decisions Ihave ever made in my life.so it was pretty hard for me to just accept that I am gonna be living here and that I have left everything behind.
Even if most of my family is here, I still wasn’t planning on living here, but with time God convinced me that this is where he wants me because I was to go back, as hard as it was I just had to accept.
So I told God that if this is where you want me, the only thing that would make me stay is if you give me a husband. (Lol, funny but I really meant it), prayers have always worked for me so I embarked on a 21 day of prayer and fasting, specifically for my godly spouse (midnight prayers and all that…hahahahahaha)
I started on Oct 1st 2014 and finished on Oct 21st, and as unbelievable as it might sound, on the 22nd day of Oct, the day after finished prayers, he called me and after talking the first night for 3 hrs, like we had known each other for awhile, I had an ahaa!!!
Moment, light bulb, it hit me, this is the man I was praying for..haiya!!!!!.he had gotten my number from his aunty, who works with my dad, (I still don’t get how dad gave her my number .lol) who had told him that there is a new girl in town from Kenya, Karogo had mentioned to his aunt he is looking for a wife. From then henceforth we never stopped talking.
Karogo stays in Maryland, I stay in Seattle, and we first got to see each other in January 17th 2015 after talking for 2 months on phone. BTW he asked me to be his girlfriend over the phone after a month of talking…we dated for one year long distance, visiting back and forth, seattle to Maryland and vice versa.
How he proposed:
On the 29th oct 2015 was my 26th birthday and he flew in to celebrate with me and also meet my family officialy that night at our hotel room, I was pouring my heart to him telling him how grateful I am for so many things and I started telling him about my recent prayer items and one of them was that I will get engaged soon.hahahaha???.
He was just listening. ..lol, after I said I want to take a shower so I went to the bathroom, coming out he had ordered champagne and he gave me my glass to drink, looking inside the ring was there. Jesus!!!!!kai!!!!as in!!! I was surprised, I didn’t know all along I was telling him about my prayer items God had already used him to answer. Hahahah? (amazing how God works) felt like I was dreaming, I didn’t even cry until later…hahahaha..that night I didn’t sleep, I kept looking at my finger, it looked unreal but I was happy.
It hasn’t been easy with distance but God has always come through.
…JESUS AT THE CENTER.so it is official that God wants me here, because he has given me a husband.
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