Thursday, April 15, 2010

Happy Easter

Easter weekend turned out great. Friday, we showed the movie “The Passion”. There was a large turnout. If you have never seen the movie, it is very dramatic. It really helps visually show the suffering that our Lord bore for me and you. It is a wake-up call to realize the love that Jesus has for us. I keep thinking, WOW, my God and my Lord suffered all that for me? I know the answer is “Yes”, but, WOW! I feel so unworthy, but in that same breath, VERY BLESSED! That evening, one person came to Christ.

For Easter Sunday, we had an early morning celebration service. We started off early in the morning worshipping the Lord, and then Elba preached about the resurrection of Jesus and its importance in our lives. We finished by having breakfast together to celebrate the day. Later on that evening, Elba preached the Word of God and it was a powerful service to which 15 people came and accepted Christ into their lives. It was very emotional for a lot of the members of the church because they had been praying for months, and sometimes years for these loved ones to receive Christ. There were lots of tears of joy shed that night in the church.

On a personal note, the girls are doing well and they had a good Easter as well. They got to paint eggs with the missionary children at the mission guest house. As you can see in the above picture, the members of the church enjoyed the fruits of their labor. We also had an Easter egg hunt in our backyard, or should I say, chocolate candy hunt. Nevertheless, they had a great time.

Thanks for all your continued thoughts and prayers. Keep them coming. Love and blessings, Steve, Elba, Camilly and Alyssa

Here is a picture of the girls just before church service on Easter Sunday. They look so beautiful!!

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