A Joyous Wedding Celebration - June 4, 2008

Report by Heidi Baker
Pemba, Mozambique

Thank you for your love and prayers. Rolland and I had a spectacular time at our daughter Crystalyn and Brock Human’s beautiful wedding in Redding, CA. God’s presence was so strong as He smiled down on us with a “Mozambican” African blessing of rain during the ceremony! In our culture, rain is a sign of God showering us with His love. We lifted our hands to Jesus, worshipping to the song “Oh How He Loves Us” as God kissed the ceremony in a most precious way.

All of my Mozambican sons and daughters were thrilled at the news of rain. In our nation, this is a sign of God’s tears of joy. Not only did God smile on us with rain, but He also came in power. Crystalyn was a gloriously stunning bride. Brock’s love for her touched me deeply. Since she was in my womb, I have been asking Jesus for a husband who would adore her with a marriage full of joy. God has answered my prayers.

Our family felt the beautiful love of dear friends who ministered with their gifts of service and prayer. Rolland prayed a powerful father’s blessing. Sue McDonald planned the wedding in the most amazing and anointed way. With her team, she spontaneously moved a reception to a house that was loaned to us at the last minute. Our son Elisha was a very handsome groomsman. Georgian and Winnie carried the most joyful, full of The Holy Spirit, reception as we all danced together. Che, Shara, Stacey, Beni, Kris, Lesley, Juanita, Vera, Denise, Brock’s parents, Chad and Julie blessed the bride and groom with prophetic prayers. Dr. Tim and Virginia sang a beautiful Hebrew song to the bride and groom. We are so grateful for such astounding love poured out on our family.

Twenty-eight years ago, Mel Tari was Rolland’s best man in our wedding. This day, Sunday, May 25, he served as the perfect M.C. After decades of documenting our life of friendship, Joyce Tari put together a touching collage of pictures set to Brock’s original worship songs.

I am now home in Pemba planning for Christy and Brock’s second celebration in Africa. We expect three thousand guests including the poorest of the poor. I flew home to Mozambique to also celebrate “Children’s Day” with over a thousand extremely happy children. My great joy was to go to each child living in our Village of Joy and pass out presents. I felt our Heavenly Father’s love celebrating each one’s life. Our Mozambican aunties, uncles, cooks and missionary team worked for weeks preparing for Children’s Day. In both my own daughter’s wedding and our glorious Mozambican party, I felt so thankful by how our lives have been enriched by God’s unending love as well as the love of our family and friends who work together to bring His presence on earth as it is in heaven.

Thank you for holding up our family and for remembering the poor.

Much love in Jesus,


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