Recently a very dear friend of ours got married. Her name is Ivanete and she is the cook at the Lighthouse Community Center, where Felipe and I served as missionaries for an extended period of time.
Last Friday morning, Felipe had the honor of driving Ivanete and her man, (his name is Carlos - also lovingly known as "Branco" or translated into English "the white") to downtown Belo Horizonte to get married! They had a simple civil marriage ceremony with close friends and family, and Felipe took the photos. Later in the evening the Lighthouse team threw a party in honor of the couple.
I will not write Ivanete's story here, but I just want to mention that her testimony is a truly amazing one. She has lived in the slum community for many years and has overcome many challenges. God has proven Himself faithful and good in her life, in the midst of adversity.
We are very happy and thankful that we could be a part of Ivanete and Branco's special day!
The glowing bride!
A special time of prayer over the couple, led by Ivanete's pastor.
May the Lord bless this marriage with His amazing love and give Ivanete and Branco many years of happiness!