Just realized I never posted anything about Easter, so here I go.
Our church decided to rent out the Independence Events Center for our Easter service this year. We were hoping that the place would be packed out, as we've been advertising and praying that we would reach our community in a big way - and that's just what happened! It was amazing!! To see our whole church under one roof (we have 3 services every Sunday, so it was nice to be able to have one with everyone together) praising God, and worshipping together was incredible! I figured there would be quite a lot of people there, but when we arrived, I was in awe! They estimated that there were about 4100 people there! Our pastor reported that there were many decisions made to follow Christ, and who knows how many other seeds have been planted! To God be the glory, great things HE has done! Our church is raising money to start an orphanage in Nigeria, and at the Easter service alone, they received over $27,000, bringing the total up to $40,000!!! That is enough to buy the land and start building! Praise God! Mike and I are looking forward to the day we can travel with a missions team to Nigeria to help in any way we can, and some day we hope to have the opportunity to take our kids with us! It will be a life-changing experience, I'm sure!
After church, we headed over to my aunt and uncle's house and had dinner, and of course, an Easter egg hunt for the kiddos.
My computer got a virus last week, so we had to completely clear everything off of it, and reinstall windows. What I'm saying is, I have no pics of Easter on this computer. I uploaded some to this album on Face.book.
So thankful that the message of Easter is just as real and alive to us every single day of the year!
"He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay."