A missionary narrates his experience of a unique wedding: “One morning in my mountain parish in Barillas, Guatemala, I presided at ten marriages.
PUBLISHED ONApr 2021
One couple was missing, and the people said the bride had given birth overnight. They asked me to go and marry the couple. When I got to the dimly lit room, a few people were standing around and the still-weak bride was propped against a wall wearing a simple white dress. This wouldn’t do. The poor woman might faint. I had her lie on a blanket on the floor with the bridegroom lying beside her. Then, the witnesses and I knelt on the floor with the new baby and the happy couple celebrated their marriage!”