Resurrection Celebration – City of God Favela

Today, we celebrated Resurrection Sunday (Easter) in the City of God favela by bringing all the children and youth to the mission center for a party and outreach. Pastor Bill opened our time with worship and then Pastor Mary Pat narrated a skit. Some of the children and some of the church members helped us depict the Gospel, all the way from the creation of the world to the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. The children were very attentive and all prayed to receive the Lord after hearing the Gospel! Afterwards, each child received some juice and food as well as a chocolate Easter egg. Pastor Mary Pat explained to them that the reason we chose the egg is because it represents the new life that Jesus gives us. It was a special time with the children and exciting to see them stepping into new life in Jesus!