We had a glorious Resurrection Sunday at Children of Zion Village!!!
We were blessed to have some of the local children that have moved from Zion either because of age and graduation or because of moving in with a relative in town. Some of them brought their Uncle and Auntie and it was really wonderful.
We started with a nice Easter Sunday service led by Pastor Travis Curry
Then we had Christmas!!! YES, CHRISTMAS!!!!! The gifts from the states did not arrive in time for Christmas and 2 boxes are still not here! We Really do pray that at some point they will arrive. So, we decided to give out everything and try to supplement for those who were visiting and would not receive. God always provides what we need!
A BIG thank you to Epiphany UMC for providing new pajamas for all the children as well as sports balls!!! A big thank you to MT ZION UMC for the track suit for the children. The girls were especially happy since that was the box that arrived!
We had a special Easter lunch of chicken on the braai and potato salad and macaroni salad.
After lunch we started preparing for the big Easter Pageant with the Zion children and the nearby village children. Disciples, angels, tomb, stone, Mary, Jesus. Parents and relative came and it was truly wonderful!!! A BIG thank you to Norcross FUMC for the VBS shirts! They were wonderful for this event and all the children and even some adults received one to take along home.
We did not find time on Sunday to do the plastic Easter Egg hunt but it was better that the focus was not Easter eggs and getting but that Jesus died for us and now He is Alive! So we had our little egg hunt on Monday. There were different groups --- from the little to be big adult staff. Everyone had a great time!
Happy Resurrection Sunday!!! And Easter Egg hunt Monday!!!