Our friends Sokura and Nomi have been married for a little over three months. Sokura continues his work as a teacher and worship leader at In His Steps Cambodia. Nomi sews for Sak Saum at their home in Saang, which they share with Sokura’s parents. She is also preparing to open a small business selling grocery items to neighbors in their village.
Life is going well for the new couple. Sokura and Nomi recently used some of their savings to buy a moto. They also serve the Gospel Community Church of Saang in the worship ministry and the nursery and by hosting services.
Marriage is a big adjustment in any culture. It means learning to lay down your life for another, growing in communication skills, and allowing God to unite two unique individuals in a way that reflects His heart and nature. We were recently able to connect with Nomi about her perspective on marriage.
Q: How is married life so far?
A: It is good. I love living with Sokura and am so proud to call him my husband. I love his character and his heart.
Q: How is your life different now that you are a wife?
A: When living alone, I thought only of myself and didn’t know much about being responsible. Now I am growing up and learning how to take care of my life!
Q: What are some challenges you face?
A: When I am angry with Sokura, it is hard for me to share my heart with him. I want to learn how to communicate better!
Q: How can people pray for you?
A: Pray for God’s blessings on both of our families and on my new grocery business. Thank you for your love and support!