Then in 2007, the friend said “There is someone that doesn’t drink, nor smoke. Go and see her.” And he arranged the first date with my wife. As I grew up in a dysfunctional family, I had a little fear of starting one of my own, but still I decided to go for the date.
My friend gave some heads up about how to treat a woman, saying, “You buy her a beer for the first rendezvous.” So, I ordered her a beer, but a glass of juice for myself as I do not drink alcohol, and Munguu also ordered juice, saying she doesn’t drink. Now, I learned she doesn’t drink alcohol for sure. Then she said she goes to church and would marry a church member only.
The first date was over and few days after, I couldn’t get her off my mind. So, I texted her and we met again. On Sunday of the following week, I came to the church, as I knew she was the one I was looking for to marry. It was fast Sunday and people were sharing their testimonies which was impressive. So, I did all possible things to marry her. I started having the discussions with missionaries immediately. Even before they finished the first discussion, I asked if they were available the next day. I was rushing to complete the discussions. The missionaries told there would be seven discussions to have and I also had to pray and avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, tea or coffee as well. I did not have an issue with the alcohol and smoking, but to quit tea was most challenging for me. I had some headache later. [smiling] So, I got over them all thinking, “As long as I could marry her,” and she became the reason of my baptism.