Vision Sifuma, 25, a lawyer at Oraro and Co. Advocates, and Naphtali Nyaji, 29, an ICT specialist, have been married for five months. “We first met in church as teenagers. When I saw Naphtali for the first time, I thought to myself that he was the most handsome man I had ever seen. It was quite a while before we met again,” Vision shares.
Their paths would cross once more – and for good – through a mutual friend. “Vision was wearing heels and she walked with a confident gait. I was hooked,” Naphtali recalls.
A spark was ignited during the introduction. However, Vision went home wondering why Naphtali had not taken her number. On the other hand, Naphtali regretted that he hadn’t asked for it. Getting Vision’s contacts was thus on top of his to-do list when he went to church the following Sunday; which he did and the endless chatting began providing the perfect fodder for their intimacy to grow.
“I found her very attractive. She had the perfect height, her walking style was so bold and nothing seemed to bother her; it was like she had the whole world under her control. Her genuine heart was also something I could connect to,” Naphtali explains.
For Vision, she was not only attracted to Naphtali’s physical qualities, but also his personality. “He was kind, patient, a good listener and his love for God and pursuit of Him was admirable,” Vision shares.
The couple then started dating in February 2014 but it was not a smooth ride. They decided to take a break to re-evaluate their relationship three months into it. However, they soon realised that they needed each other. They then started their relationship anew with a resolve that if they were to be together, they would build their relationship on the right foundation, which for them was God.
Between March 2015 to July 2015, Vision had to travel to Argentina for internship. Meanwhile, Naphtali was making plans of taking their relationship to the next level. He met with the senior elder at their church to share about his intentions of pursuing a committed relationship with Vision and to seek his blessings.
At the back of Naphtali’s mind, he knew that the road that lay ahead was demanding, as he would soon be proposing to Vision yet he had no job at the time to buy Vision a ring, let alone finance the wedding. All he had was faith and a supportive girlfriend who assured him countless times that things would work out.
Vision then took it upon herself to assist Naphtali apply for jobs and Naphtali began getting calls from a number of offices. “I had applied for jobs before and there were no responses but after letting Vision into the process, as if by divine intervention, things began to change,” Naphtali expounds.
After two-and-a-half years of dating, Naphtali asked Vision to make an honest man out of him. Her resounding and ecstatic ‘YES’ set things rolling in preparation for nuptial. They fulfilled their cultural obligations on May 26, 2018.
As the planning process began, the couple experienced financial challenges. They, however, decided that they would not compromise on three things: photos and videos, wedding attire and the honeymoon. They admit that as they drew towards the wedding date, God’s grace and support from family and friends made all things work together.
“We exchanged our vows on June 30, 2018, at Kingdom Life Centre in Rongai, Kajiado County,” they reveal.
Here is how it went down: