Saturday, June 16, 2007

Wedding Bells at The Voice of the Martyrs

Wedding bells have been ringing for members of the VOMC family during the last week.

Last Saturday, our administrative assistant Sandra Frimpong married Sinatra Frempong here in Mississauga. Many of our staff were able to attend the wedding and the reception and enjoyed experiencing a joyous and exuberant Ghanaian celebration for the first time (both Sandra and Sinatra are originally from Ghana). Sandra will be back in the office next week. I hope that she and Sinatra enjoyed their honeymoon in Niagara Falls.

Today, our Ethiopian project officer, Brother Joshua marries Rahel in a small ceremony in Addis Ababa. How I wish I could be there, as Joshua is one of my dearest friends. I have not yet had the opportunity to meet Reha but hope that I will be able to travel to Ethiopia at some point in the next year to do so. Joshua's ministry is one of risk and hardship as he serves the persecuted church in Ethiopia. We praise God that He has brought a young woman into Joshua's life who can share this calling with him.

If you would like to pass on your good wishes to these two couples, please feel free to add your comments to this blog entry and I will be sure to pass them on.

2 comments:

Ancient Clown said...

Blessings:

I would like to take this small opportunity to point out something that most people miss...And that is the TRUE definition of the word 'Martyr'.
If you use a dictionary you will be fooled into thinking as society lies, which defines the word as;
"Someone who is tortured or dies for their beliefs."
When the TRUTH of the word is derived from the greek, which means simply; "To witness".
The dictionary FACTUALLY describes what society does to the witness which is really a different word altogether.
your humble servant,
ancient clown

Glenn Penner said...

This is not entirely true. By the time that the book of Revelation was written, the word was also coming to mean those who had suffered and given their life for their witness (cf. Rev. 2:13). Words in Greek (or any language) always have a range of meaning, depending on the context.