Monday, March 24, 2008

Good Friday in Lae

Wishing you all a blessed Easter!

Here are a few snapshots from our worship service on Good Friday. Whenever we have a 'special' service (Christmas, Easter, Profession of Faith), anyone who wants to has the opportunity to present an "item" after the service. Usually a song, often sung in their mother tongue, which for most is not pidgin. Two groups of Sunday School children sang, as well as the Women's Bible Study, and these three girls you see here.

Yeah, Ian and I sang too. During his sermon, Ian had shared the story of when the hymn, "It is well with my soul" was written--after the author lost all four of his daughters to the Atlantic sea. As we remembered Christ's death on the cross for us, this verse was so powerful: "my sin--o the bliss of this glorious thought--my sin not in part but in whole, was nailed to the cross and I bear it no more, praise the Lord, praise the Lord o my soul."

After the service, we enjoyed donuts that some of the women had made--they stayed up almost all night making 300 of them!! And then, some played volleyball and others just sat around on the grass, storying with one another.

It was a wonderful way to celebrate our Lord Jesus' saving work on the cross!


david santos said...

Thanks for your posting and have a good week.
Good luck.

Allan and Alice Buist/Plug said...

Sounds like it was a beautiful day.
Love from us.
P.S. Love your dress, Nad!

HH said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day of celebration. The picture of you two singing actually gave me goosebumps.


"Oh Praise the Lord for He is good!" How wonderful to share the Gospel and then to sing praises with the people as well, oh some talent there i see. Adds for more joy too.
Glad you enjoyed the company of a few extras children be it only for a few days. God bless. TFS