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Wedding Bells For Childhood, High School Sweethearts – A Ugandan Wedding Story From Dallas, Texas

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Posted July 15, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Diaspora Nuptials ~ 6,106 views

     

By Rev. Joseph William Kamugisha ~ What started as an innocent childhood friendship between Davis Muhenda and Sarah Nakamya Lubowa over ten years ago, Over the weekend, ended in one of the most magnificent holy matrimonial fête ever witnessed by the Ugandan community living in the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) area of Texas , USA . Defying numerous heart-breaking odds that typically scattle dreams of high school sweet hearts, the exquisite couple exchanged their vows at the Mediterranean Villa, in Arlington , Texas before a wowed and ululating 250-cheerful congregation. The exuberant congregants included relatives and friends of the couple and their parents that traveled as far away as Uganda–their country of origin, the United Kingdom, across the United States, and residents of the Dallas Fort worth metroplex. Presiding over the Church ceremonies, the couples Pastors at the House Prayer Christian Church of Dallas Fort worth , Richard Bazanye and Nancy Abesiga, advised the joyful Sarah and Davis, accompanied by an elegant entourage of twenty bridal and goom maids, to ever keep tighter the binding knot they had spiritually and publicly tied.

The couple’s innocent love relationship is as interesting as their shared experiences as children of immigrant parents in the United States . Son of veteran National Resistance Army (NRA) now Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces (UPDF), retired Captain, Robinah Kagoro, the then little Davis Muhenda, was re-located to the US by his Mom to partake of the American dream. The now gregarious Sera Lubowa, daughter of Uganda Cranes ex-international and current technical director of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), , Mr. Asuman Lubowa, also, as a kid, arrived in the US when her Mom decided to give life a fresh start and a secure future for her.

By divine coincidence, the little Davis and Sera found themselves living in the same neighborhood, playing together as regular kids , going to the same schools, and riding the same bus year in and year out. Oftentimes, Davis spent more hours at Sera’s house not as a “boy friend” but just as a kid friend, doing kid stuff—eating and playing together, and creating all the mess in the house as all kids do—keeping it real!! And when the two teenagers joined the same high school, the love and fondness for each other grew a notch tighter. With time, Davis realized that his friendship with Sera was not just a “kids thing” from the same neighborhood and country of origin, but progressively turning out to be a lifelong relationship with a girl he first met when they could bareley spell the word “love” nor make sense of its true meaning.

As the chickens were coming to roost last weekend, the young couple displayed its maturity, made a strong statement of turning fantasy into reality and left no doubt that in addition to their marital bliss, their respective youthful careers were on track. The highly talented and ambitious Sera Lubowa, for example, is a former Ms. Africa and Ms. Uganda contestant, experiences that helped her launch her career as a model and beauty consultant. She is also a captivating singer, a dynamic youth leader, a volunteer with a local children’s organization “Keep A Child Informed And inspired” [KACI&I”, a devoted worship team member with her church, and the immediate past Vice President of one of the oldest Ugandan community organizations in the US; the Ugandan American Association Of Greater Dallas Fort Worth [UAA-DFW].

A grand daughter to the mayor of Rubaga Division in Kampala district Mrs. Joyce Ssebugwawo, a niece to the Nabagereka of Buganda Sylvia Nnaginda, and a great granddaughter to Kaganda, the traditional chief of Ssese Islands. Prior to the marriage, Sera Nakamya Lubowa introduced her child hood and high school sweetheart to her parents during a traditional introduction ceremony at their Fort Worth home. Her parents, Mr. Desire and Dorothy Ntavyo, showered blessings on her to fully consummate her holy matrimony because she had set a good example to her two younger sisters; Estella and Angie Ntavyo.

Mr. Davis Muhenda, self employed at his Video & Media production company; JD – Media Productions, is a graduate of Texas Technical College, specializes in Health Information Technology, is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Productions, at the Arts Institute in Dallas. A native of Kijura, Toro, Davis Muhenda, was raised by a single mother of four children, Robinah Kagoro, formerly with the NRA, now a registered nurse whose desire is to retire in Uganda where she opened a farm from which she donated a bull and a cow to the couple. The pageantry atmosphere at the reception held at the same venue was flavored with entertainment by a leading gospel artist, Pastor Judith Babirye, the Ngoma traditional dancers from Houston , and the Dallas Fort Worth based DJs Patrick Ogwang and Amon Mucunguzi.

Reported By:
Rev. Joseph William Kamugisha
Bedford, TX
[817] 500-6147 Email: jokaruka@hotmail.com


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