Kenyans were shocked last week when a 41-year-old mother of six left her 20-year marriage to “marry” the Holy Spirit.
Elizabeth Nalema, a Makutano town council officer in West Pokot County, was united in holy matrimony with the Holy Spirit on Tuesday, May 25, in a ‘lavish’ ceremony at Makutano’s Chelang’a Gardens hotel.
Her colleagues and some businesswomen, including her husband, Joshua Nalem, were present at the ceremony.
Joshua was stunned and perplexed as she watched her wife, dressed in a wedding gown, say “I do” to the Holy Spirit in a ceremony officiated by Pastor Albert Rumaita of the Makutano Anglican Church of Kenya.
“I have spent my entire life serving the world, but the Holy Spirit has directed me to serve the almighty God. The holy spirit led me to Pastor Rumaita, who purchased the wedding gown, organized the ceremony, and even hired cars to transport me here,” Nalem said at the ceremony.
She stated that even if her husband disagreed with her decision, she would like him to know that she is done serving the world and will now devote her life to God and the church.
After the ceremony, Nalemi announced that she had closed her business and was leaving for a honeymoon in Uganda. Her honeymoon, however, doubles as a crusade, according to The Standard.
“God has shown me signs that I should travel to the United States after I finish my time in Uganda. He invited me to travel the world, but I told him I wouldn’t be able to and asked him to find other members to assist me in spreading the gospel,” she explained.
Her husband, Joshua, told reporters after the ceremony on Tuesday that he tried numerous times to stop his wife from leaving, but she refused. “I am bothered. I paid 22 cows and 15 goats for my wife, and she is currently married to the Holy Spirit. “This is incredible,” he exclaimed.
He went on to say that he had recently started having problems with his wife as a result of her new prayer habits. “She went to church one day, and when she got home, she began waking up at 3 a.m. to pray. The number 889
I asked her why she was braving the cold just to pray, but she instead decided to relocate to a neighboring homestead.”
Nalem had wanted to hold the ceremony in her church, but church officials turned down her request to marry the Holy Spirit.
“Because I am her neighbor, she came to me and explained herself, which is why I took the risk and did what she asked,” said Pastor Rumaita, who officiated and funded the wedding.
“I decided to preside over, plan, and fund the wedding because the world might be ending and because I’m her neighbor,” he explained.
According to Christianity, the Holy Spirit is the third “person” in God’s Holy Trinity. God and Jesus Christ are the other two.