Koffi serves onboard as a Hospital Chaplain. However, we got to personally know him through the Barnabas project last Field Service, where different people prayed specifically for long term crew. Mick's Barnabas Prayer Warrior was Koffi. And as Mick was away in England studying for more than 50% of our time in country, Koffi's prayers were a huge comfort and blessing to our whole family. In addition, when Mick was home in January, Koffi organised a dinner and games night for all his Barnabas people. It was a really relaxed, friendly evening that we appreciated - and helped us to get to know him a little better.
It was not too long after, that a lovely young lady arrived onboard, whom Koffi introduced as his Fiance - Yubi. She worked in the Dining Room and always had a smile and word of encouragement as she served dinner.
It was an honour to receive an invitation to their wedding shortly after we arrived in Benin. A photo of the invitation is below:
|Outside the Town Hall - Mick's tie matched my Congolese tailored dress|
|Civil Ceremony - waiting for the Mayor|
|The Bridal Couple with their parents|
|Koffi and Yubi - Listening attentively to the sermon|
|Us at the Reception - it was about 4pm by then. Some people brought snacks with them - perhaps next time!|