4th March 2024

“I needed to fulfill any individual that was a Christian. And I simply felt like Christian Connection was the best place.” When Yinka got down to discover a particular connection, her Christian Connection profile led her to Moyo, whose associates had instructed him he wanted “to get your self on the market… meet new individuals”. Learn how Moyo and Yinka went from Facetiming and mini golf to an ideal love story and three weddings…

"It felt like I knew her and she knew me" - Moyo & Yinka, our Christian Connection story To begin the courting course of, each Moyo and Yinka had individually joined Christian Connection. Yinka first: “I joined on the web site, and it was fairly straightforward… Simply create a profile and footage, a couple of bits about myself, after which my pursuits.” Moyo got here later: “I joined when the app got here out. It was fairly a seamless course of. I did pay for the subscription as effectively to provide me extra entry to the location which, which was very useful when it comes to assembly new individuals.”

Yinka noticed Moyo first. “Moyo was actually neatly dressed. And I believe that was what stood out for me.” As soon as Moyo acquired her message, he was intrigued. “Yinka attain out to me first, so it was upon her message that I then checked her profile… she appeared like a really pleasant and outgoing particular person…. she was additionally a Christian and a Bible believing Christian… she was stunning particular person.”

"It felt like I knew her and she knew me" - Moyo & Yinka, our Christian Connection storyShe was additionally assured! “I simply went straight in… I wasn’t actually embarrassed to make a transfer. I simply reached out to him, like, ‘Hey, I’m Yinka. Good to fulfill ya.’”

Moyo stated, “we spoke a bit on the app earlier than she gave me her quantity, after which, we had a couple of conversations… nearly daily we have been speaking, sending one another voice notes, sending footage, sending memes, earlier than we then met up for the primary time, January 2022.”

The primary date!

“We stated that we’d meet up within the first week of January,” Yinka remembered, “So we had all of Christmas to form of commute. And once more that first week of January, then after we lastly met, it was very nice… went mini {golfing}, after which we went to get one thing to eat. We took some footage of one another… simply spoke for ages and shared our tales and we have been simply actually open with one another. We simply discovered that from the primary day, we simply actually snug with one another… I keep in mind simply laughing on the practice. I can’t even keep in mind what we’re laughing about…. After which that day, I messaged my associates and I used to be like, ‘hey guys, I believe I simply met my husband’.”

She added, “There was a component of fact to it. It was simply straightforward being with Moyo after we met… Nothing felt unsuitable. It felt like very proper, him being a Christian, in a short time we spoke concerning the Bible, we prayed collectively, we prayed for one another. So it felt prefer it was a relationship that I had by no means actually skilled earlier than…I form of knew in a short time that yeah, that is positively my particular person. That is any individual who I may do life with.”

Subsequent steps…

"It felt like I knew her and she knew me" - Moyo & Yinka, our Christian Connection story - Moyo proposes to YinkaMoyo took his time to get to know Yinka effectively: “I might say it was a it was a gradual course of… attending to know Yinka increasingly more. And I believe the extra I received to know… the extra I felt snug doing life together with her. I all the time needed some kind of affirmation from God… And it will definitely got here January 2023. Once I felt like God spoke to me by way of His Phrase in Isaiah 41, verse 10, it says, ‘Worry not, I will likely be with you, you understand, I’m your God, I’ll strengthen you, I’ll aid you’. And I believe that… silenced each, each worry about taking that step. And I simply knew, yeah, that is it.”

“I referred to as the date the complete circle. We did the very same issues we did on our first date: the identical golf place, the identical restaurant. Whereas we have been out, I received her associates and their sisters to organize their home. They adorned the lounge, received all of the flowers, received the little lights… So ultimately, after we received again residence, she walked into the lounge, and observed that in all places was adorned. I received down on one knee… stated my, my speech after which proposed, after which when she stated, Sure, everyone got here out from the hiding place. Yeah. So yeah, it was it was a phenomenal day.”

The three weddings!

"It felt like I knew her and she knew me" - Moyo & Yinka, our Christian Connection story - the first wedding“We truly had three weddings,” stated Yinka, “We had a registry, and we had a Nigerian conventional wedding ceremony. After which we had a church wedding ceremony throughout 4 days…. it was the most effective week of our lives. It was very nice. It was beautiful…. each time we watch a video within the night, we simply want we may do it once more. I cherished it.”

“We didn’t even have an enormous finances, however I needed every thing to be actually good. So it’s simply God’s assist and our household and associates that helped us a lot. With the registry that was simply our quick dad and mom…. we went for a meal, we’r"It felt like I knew her and she knew me" - Moyo & Yinka, our Christian Connection story - the traditional weddinge searching for a restaurant, and it occurred to be Busaba. And that was the restaurant that we simply we met as effectively. In order that was like, once more, a full circle second for us.

“After which we had our conventional wedding ceremony, which was in Croydon, so in my hometown. His household coming to my hometown to take me – that was very nice. So enjoyable, the standard wedding ceremony was actually, actually enjoyable. After which we had our white wedding ceremony within the Heritage Artwork Centre, East London, which was actually, actually wonderful, an incredible day, and really stunning.”

"It felt like I knew her and she knew me" - Moyo & Yinka, our Christian Connection story - the church weddingMoyo stated, “Every day a selected factor that simply stood out to me… the registry… the entire ceremony, after which… the restaurant we went to after. On the standard, simply how vibrant the occasion was. And the way stunning everyone regarded in conventional attires. After which simply the entire means of dancing in with household and associates. Then the white wedding ceremony… having the ability to do a marriage in a church like that. As a result of we each had a want to have it in a cathedral form of setting. By God’s windfall, we have been capable of do it in that venue. The music was stunning, everybody regarded stunning. The cherry on the cake was… our first dance collectively, you understand, dancing to a tune that we each we each cherished.”

WATCH Moyo and Yinka speak about their assembly story, weddings and life collectively since right here:

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Moyo & Yinka’s recommendation for single Christians?

"It felt like I knew her and she knew me" - Moyo & Yinka, our Christian Connection storyMoyo stated, “Permit the Phrase of God to information you within the determination you’re making with reference to your life companion. Have critical conversations once you’re courting… the particular person’s background the place they’re coming from, life experiences, what they consider, what are their targets, what are their plans, what are the wishes? Permitting the Phrase of God to to information you and as a lot as attainable. Benefit from the course of, get pleasure from one another.”

Yinka stated, “My recommendation is all the time to not compromise should you’re Christian. Don’t compromise in your values, on what you consider the gospel to be, don’t compromise in assembly any individual who shares those self same values. And, she added: “My recommendation for the women could be: typically shoot your shot.”

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