A viral video of a man proposing to his lady during the wedding ceremony of another couple has sparked a lot of conversation on social media. In the video, the man’s proposal was disrupted by the pastor who stated he wasn’t aware of the relationship.
Following numerous reactions to the video, the man in question has finally spoken out. The man, identified as Emokpae Ehis stated that he has been dating his girlfriend Gloria for over 7 months and believed a church proposal was the right thing to do as a Christian.
Ehis who holds no regret over his action, cleared the misconception that he tried to steal the couple’s thunder. According to him, the bride is the elder sister to his girlfriend and that it was during the final blessings that he decided to pop the question.
Ehis who revealed the wedding which took place at Souls Harvester at Udu road in Delta state stated that he didn’t need a pastor’s permission to propose to his girlfriend and that the pastor only tried to enforce his doctrine on them and not the church’s. He further stated that his girlfriend, Gloria, accepted his proposal and that is all that matters to him.
In his words: “I am the guy that got engaged and this took place in Soul Harvesters church. My name is Ehis Emokpae. I didn’t regret and will never regret any of my act. I am so happy I engaged her in the presence of God and her biological parents was right there and the pastor is just a spiritual father. I am the guy and the family know me very well. She accepted the ring that’s what matters to me.”
“The bride is the elder sister to the girl I engaged. The pastor said it was the church doctrine not to do that. I have been quiet for days about this issue because I don’t want to judge a man of God to the public… But the case is out anyway. The last prayer for that service was taking place already.”
“The consent of a pastor is not needed before proposing to his member. She needs to accept getting married to you before reaching out to their various pastors, I see no wisdom in such act… Engaging your girl in the presence of God is the best thing as a Christian.”
“I don’t believe that was the church doctrine. It was the pastor’s doctrine… And another thing, I wasn’t stealing someone else’s show. The pastor to the groom’s church wasn’t happy about what the bride’s pastor did in that service. Right in the service people were congratulating the both of us. Please, nobody should insult the pastor or the church Souls Harvester… I just want people to get a clear picture of what happened.”
Love, they say, knows no boundaries for there is no distance too wide or cultural differences too strong to keep away two people who are truly in love.
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