We were blessed to enjoy a wonderful Easter weekend here in Honduras. Gretta and Abbey flew back in late Thursday evening and we were all happy to be all together again just in time for Easter.
On Friday, the church held their yearly Good Friday worship service from 10:00AM – Noon. They sang songs and David preached a message on the cross.
Sunday Morning began with sunrise service at 4:30AM (yes, you read that correctly…4:30AM). 10 people gathered to sing praise songs, read scripture and pray as the sun came up on Easter Sunday.
During the children’s Sunday school class, they told the story of Easter and how it’s not about the Easter bunny but about Jesus Christ, our living Savior. Then they hosted an egg/candy hunt for the kids. They filled the front yard of the church with candy and plastic eggs filled with candy for the kids to hunt.
At the worship service, the kids did their traditional Easter program. The kids and youth all said poems and Bible verses and David shared a short message of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the gospel message.
That afternoon at 4:30PM, we hosted an Easter egg hunt and fellowship for the youth group. We hid 8 prize eggs with cash prizes of lempiras ranging from 1 lempira to 500 lempiras. There was also candy bags of “American candy”, chips, sodas and Gretta made jelly bean cupcakes. They also played several games and enjoyed being together.
We had a very blessed Easter this year and thank God for such a beautiful weekend remembering that the grave was not the final destination of Jesus and that we serve a living Savior and have an eternal hope of heaven!