Simply Easter-Our families first holiday in South Sudan.

Our Family Easter sunset
Our Family Easter sunset

This was one of my favorite Easters. I really missed Family, and many of the traditions of an Easter service that I am used to but what a fabulous day to reflect on our Savior. We are busy here learning language and living life but I yearned for our kids to have a sense of the importance of the holiday so amidst sickness, lack of sleep and helping our teammates move we had our best Easter because of it’s simplicity. Hope you simply enjoyed reflecting upon our risen Lord as well! The highlight of our day we don’t have a photo of but 8 people accepted Christ in church this morning (Praise God!) Here is what Holy Week looked like for our family in Melut, South Sudan. What are your favorite simple easter rhythms?

Flower-girl made this to hang in our window to remind us of what we have been given in Christ. We made the paint out of powdered food dye.

Flower-girl made this to hang in our window to remind us of what we have been given in Christ. We made the paint out of powdered food dye.

 

For Holy week we decorated paper easter eggs since real eggs you cannot find here.
For Holy week we decorated paper easter eggs since real eggs you cannot find here.

 

 

We did our hair up "special" with our Sudanese friends
We did our hair up “special” with our Sudanese friends

 

We made Resurrection cookies the night before Easter. Here we are remember that He was beaten for our transgressions
We made Resurrection cookies the night before Easter. Here we are remember that He was beaten for our transgressions

 

Flower-girl helps me whip powdered egg and gelatin into the cookies that remind us that He is Alive!
Flower-girl helps me whip powdered egg and gelatin into the cookies that remind us that He is Alive!

 

We decorated paper eggs and then filled them with the Easter Story
We decorated paper eggs and then filled them with the Easter Story

 

Flower-girl loved "directing" the resurrection egg activity...and finding surprises in hers!
Flower-girl loved “directing” the resurrection egg activity…and finding surprises in hers!

 

W-man opening his part of the story with Aunt Bev
W-man opening his part of the story with Aunt Bev

 

Flower-girl watched each erson open there egg and then quickly carried the object around the circle for show and tell.
Flower-girl watched each erson open there egg and then quickly carried the object around the circle for show and tell.

 Auntie Claire read the bible verses in each egg that corresponded with the items we took out

Auntie Claire read the bible verses in each egg that corresponded with the items we took out
Here are all the items in the egg that tell the story of our salvation.
Here are all the items in the egg that tell the story of our salvation.
The only candy that made it's appearance this easter were some lollipops I found at the market. We each enjoyed one.
The only candy that made it’s appearance this easter were some lollipops I found at the market. We each enjoyed one.

We seek to empower our children, our teammates and our Sudanese friends to love and know more of who God is through acts of loving service and biblical teaching.

2 thoughts on “Simply Easter-Our families first holiday in South Sudan.

  • 1 April, 2013 at 2:56 am
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    I asked Sarah just today what Easter would be like for you in South Sudan. =) Thank you so much for sharing. And, it’s amazing that across the countries, the most important things don’t change. We also did the story of Jesus through Resurrection Eggs and made Resurrection Cookies. The girls were able to do more of it on their own this year and Kyle read the verses. Happy Resurrection Day!

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  • 1 April, 2013 at 5:41 am
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    Your pictures made me feel like I was there with you—thank you for posting. I missed having our resurrection eggs opened this year by your children, but loved that you did it so creatively. What a blessing to reflect back on the day and be refreshed and joyous on the time together. We missed you all but enjoyed our day with Harold and his stories. Kisses & Hugs

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