2 Greenville Med Students Marry In Africa While On School Mission Trip

Jamande Jones and Geniene Lucas are both students at the Brody School of Medicine in Greenville and are both in Zambia for a 4 week mission trip. While there they decided to say I do.

Geniene told us, “We were planning for a wedding here, but I love Africa, Dr. Irons was all for it, and thought this would be something you can't repeat."

Dr. Thomas Irons, a professor at Brody not only planned the mission trip but also married the two off.

So not only are the love birds ecstatic to begin their lives together, they're also thrilled about the way in which they kicked it off.

According to Geniene, “Giving back to the people there, that's going to be a big part of our marriage, want to give back to people here as well."

The wedding date was Superbowl Sunday, the two got married along the Zambezi River.

The team from Greenville will be in Zambia for the next 4 weeks providing as much medical assistance as possible. Once back, the newlyweds will be taking a two week honeymoon, but a little bit closer to home!


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  • by "Married with Lions" Location: Kenya on Feb 12, 2010 at 05:33 PM
    I know watching The Animal Planet "After Hours" can get you worked up. I guess watching that stuff in person had them to the alter faster than a Gazelle can say, "STOP CHASING ME, MR. LION!!!"
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Feb 12, 2010 at 12:09 AM
    I'm just glad that we can return the favor that Zambia has given us in the past. They send doctors to the USA all the time. I just can't imagine where we'd be without the assistance of third world African nations. They are truly the most generous, helpful people in the world! I know we'll never be able to pay back all the things they've done for our country, but I for one am sending 25% of my yearly income to Africa...I suggest you do the same. ☺
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Feb 11, 2010 at 08:10 PM
    Well, they're less likely to become a statistic because they're both in a pretty lucrative field. I know plenty of people who met and/or married while in medical school, and they're just fine.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 11, 2010 at 12:15 PM
    That's so cool...I wish you a happy ever after :-)
  • by T.Savage on Feb 11, 2010 at 11:58 AM
    Two beautiful people! Please have some daughters soon before my boys get to old!! I love you both!!!
  • by Bozo Location: Gville on Feb 11, 2010 at 11:17 AM
    What credentials does the professor have to legally marry people? Is he a doctor or a minister/justice of peace?
  • by bigfruitbasket Location: NC on Feb 11, 2010 at 11:10 AM
    Great story--all too often we just hear negative stories. Glad for these two. They will make the best doctors in the future.
  • by Optimist Location: Beaufort County on Feb 11, 2010 at 10:44 AM
    "The power of life and death lies in the tongue"; I sure hope the power of the newlyweds' tongue overpowers that of Hmm's. I used to speak gloom and doom; still do at times, but I'm trying to do better. I'm not judging, let's just pray they don't become a statistic.
  • by Bo Location: eastern nc on Feb 11, 2010 at 10:37 AM
    To Hmm: what is your problem?? You can't stand for people to be happy!! I for one am happy for them.
  • by D WHITE Location: PCMH on Feb 11, 2010 at 10:28 AM
    WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE TO BE SO NEGATIVE THEY HAPPEN TO BE TWO GOOD FRIENDS OF MINES AND IM HAPPY THEY FINALLY TIED TO KNOT
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