As times change, so does the culture. What was once good and pure has become cheap and soiled. A new way must be introduced, a new way that points to a new destination.

Traditional values used to mean a lot more than what they mean today. The same applies to Christians in the San communities. In the old days, the San got married in a traditional way where the young boy and a young girl were promised to each other, and where the two family clans went out of their way to make sure that the two young ones met each other regularly and where the family encouraged them to one day be a new family.

They were ready to get married traditionally when the young man could prove that he could provide for his wife and the young girl had to prove that she could care for her household.

Traditionally the young people were promised to each other but were not forced to get married, they still had the choice to continue with the arranged marriage or not.

Traditionally unfaithfulness and having children before being married were frowned upon.

But these traditional values have been eroded by the modern age to which the San has been introduced.

The modern culture is one of drunkenness, pre-marital sex, and children born outside of the sanctuary of the nucleus family. The modern age left many a child to grow up fatherless, many a child to grow up being dumped with the grandparents. Leaving a bleak and somber future for these children.

This has resulted in the San pastors of Bushmanland deciding that they need to set a new example for future generations of Christians. One after the other these men and women of God, who remained steadfast in their traditional ways, having been married traditionally, some for as long as 35 years, but one after the other they decided to give their people a new way, a new example.

A culture where men and women of God get married according to the laws of Namibia and before God and their congregations.

Such an occasion was the two marriages of two pastors in Tsumkwe on Saturday the 10th of September 2022.

Rev. Dirk de Vos conducted the wedding and Br. Daqm Oma translated into Ju//oansi.

Rev. Gerrie Cwi and his wife Tiqua and Rev. Leviet Kxao and his wife Nisa got married before a crowd of onlookers and before God.

This was truly a wonderful day where God’s children showed that believers look differently from the world.


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  1. This is just such a wonderful example to set for their people. Gerrie, Naici and Leviet, I am so proud of you and your wifes. May God bless you abundantly.

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