GULU, UGANDA: There was excitement and joy at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital yesterday (Monday) after 71-year-old Celestine Opoka wedded his wife Margret Lalam from his sick hospital bed where he has been admitted with an illness for over three months.
Opoka told DailyExpress after the small function that he is very happy for his Holy Matrimonial marriage which he has been waiting for a very long time adding that he tried several times to organize but failed due to financial constraints.
He also applauded his children and grandchildren for making his marriage successful and encourages people who have not yet wedded to follow his footmark.
Opoka who is now happily married with five children re-echoed that marriage is ordained by God and encouraged the young people to take examples from him to accept the wedding even from the hospital sickbed.
Lalam Margret Opoka, the wife also thanked God for making their marriage successful and appreciated her husband and children for being supportive towards the function. She praised God to allow their marriage to go on.
Joyce Laker Lajule Opoka’s daughter-in-law who could not hide her excitement explored young people to copy the example of her parents.
She adds that marriage is life decision-making and encourages parents to support their children to wed.
Father John Peter Olum, the Parish priest who presided over the matrimonial wedding, said “Spiritual healing is very important in marriage” and urged the Christians to prepare their life.