FOR GUIDANCE

Father gifts daughter Bible at her wedding

Says he doesn't want his grandchildren to be brought up in Kikuyu or Giriama custom but in God

In Summary
  • “I have given the Bible as a great gift. That is where all the teachings of God come from. What we have not told her they can learn from that Bible,” Masha said.
  • The father of six said he is happy to see his daughter wed because as a pastor he has officiated more than 30 weddings.

A father gifted his daughter a Bible as a wedding gift in Watamu, Kilifi. https://bit.ly/3ytaBeK

Pauline Fredrick receive a Bible as a gift during their wedding ceremony from her mother Beatrice Fredrick and Father Fredrick Kazungu to help guide them in their marriage at Chafisi Baptist Church in Watamu on Saturday, May 7.
FOR GUIDANCE: Pauline Fredrick receive a Bible as a gift during their wedding ceremony from her mother Beatrice Fredrick and Father Fredrick Kazungu to help guide them in their marriage at Chafisi Baptist Church in Watamu on Saturday, May 7.
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A father gifted his daughter a Bible as a wedding gift in Watamu, Kilifi.

Unlike other parents who gift their children household items, Rev Fredrick Kazungu Masha said his daughter should read the scriptures for God's guidance.

Masha spoke during the wedding of his fourth-born child Pauline Fredrick at Chafisi Baptist Church on Saturday.

He said even though he had given other gifts to his daughter and son-in-law back home, he chose the Bible as the key present.

Masha, who is also the Bishop of CBEM Africa, said he did not want his grandchildren to be brought up in Kikuyu or Giriama custom but in God.

While presenting the gift with his wife and church leaders, the pastor said the Bible contained all the advise he left out.

“I have given the Bible as a great gift, as a father and a pastor. That is where all the teachings of God come from. What we have not told her they can learn from that Bible,” Masha said.

The father of six said he is happy to see his daughter wed because as a pastor, he has officiated more than 30 weddings.

Pauline Fredrick who was given a Bible by her father as a gift during her wedding at Chafisi Baptist Church in Watamu, Kilifi on May 7.
WAY OF THE LORD: Pauline Fredrick who was given a Bible by her father as a gift during her wedding at Chafisi Baptist Church in Watamu, Kilifi on May 7.
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He said he has been praying with his daughter so that the Lord restores his ministry of officiating marriages because he is licensed to officiate.

“I have seen the devil really attacking my family. When the devil tries to tempt me and I resist, he goes to my wife and if she resists, he goes to our children,” Masha said.

The pastor said for that reason, he ensured he was close to his children, prayed with them and gave them advise from God.

The bride’s mother, Beatrice Fredrick, thanked God for answering their prayers to see their loved one getting married in a wedding.

“We continue praying to God, he has been faithful to us, today we are going to officially oversee Pauline’s wedding,” she said.

Evans Vidzo, a brother of the bride, said he was happy that the wedding was successful and thanked all those who supported them.

(Edited by Bilha Makokha)

Fredrick Kazungu holds the Bible ready to give it to his daughter during her wedding ceremony to help guide them in their marriage at Chafisi Baptist Church in Watamu on Saturday, May 7.
TEACHINGS: Fredrick Kazungu holds the Bible ready to give it to his daughter during her wedding ceremony to help guide them in their marriage at Chafisi Baptist Church in Watamu on Saturday, May 7.
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Pauline Fredrick with her newly wed husband Henry receive a Bible as a gift during their wedding ceremony from her mother Beatrice Fredrick (C) and Father Fredrick Kazungu to help guide them in their marriage.
Pauline Fredrick with her newly wed husband Henry receive a Bible as a gift during their wedding ceremony from her mother Beatrice Fredrick (C) and Father Fredrick Kazungu to help guide them in their marriage.
Image: ALPHONCE GARI
Relatives and friends of Pauline Fredrick during the wedding ceremony at Chafisi Baptist Church in Watamu Kilifi County
Relatives and friends of Pauline Fredrick during the wedding ceremony at Chafisi Baptist Church in Watamu Kilifi County
Image: ALPHONCE GARI
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