He is risen indeed!
Daniel and I celebrated our 2nd Easter as a married couple. Last year it was in the Smoky Mountains. This year it was in the Dominican Republic. :)
Our Easter started with a very early sunrise service at the top of Escuela Caribe. We wanted to go to a worship service in English and with our “JCS family” for Easter; that is why we went to the Escuela Caribe service. The service consisted of some songs/ serious skits put on by each of the houses, a speaker, and singing. I love singing hymns about Christ’s death and resurrection!
After the service, we went down to the chapel and the choir sung with a video going in the background. The songs and video took us through Christ’s crucifixion, burial, and resurrection. It ended with the congregation joining in the singing. After this, many of the male staff went to cook breakfast for everyone (including guests :) ). They played Veggie Tales “An Easter Carol” for the Escuela Caribe students while the men cooked and the younger kids (staff kids) had an Easter Egg hunt. The E.C. students had their own Easter Egg competition afterwards. The Easter Carol, while being silly, was a beautiful reminder of the hope of Easter. If the story ended with Christ’s death on the cross, it would have meant nothing. He would have been another wise prophet that came and died. But it didn’t end there! Through his resurrection Christ demonstrated that He did indeed have power over death! He is the son of God! Through his resurrection we can have new life! What a wonderful reminder when things are going well and when life seems bleak: This is not all there is. The best is yet to come!