When working with an indigenous people group one must be prepared for unexpected events. Such was the case for me on this last trip to Peru.
With the inauguration of the school of theology I was teaching an in-depth study of the first 5 chapters of Genesis which includes the first mention of God’s teaching concerning marriage. This led to a number of good questions and discussion with my students. Obviously God was at work convicting hearts of these believers who were raising families under common law marriages.
The church is new and the pastor had not yet performed a religious wedding ceremony so I was asked to perform the ceremony. On Saturday, after the course was completed, I was privileged to officiate a four couple wedding ceremony. The thought of doing this had never crossed my mind but it was indeed a blessing to take part in this step of obedience of these precious couples.