On 22 April 2017 at 2 pm, our team of 3 went to Lovea Village to participate in the Easter event held at Lovea Primary School. The church members from New Living Hope Centre had practised hard for the drama and came up with many interesting activities to engage the students.
Upon reaching, we felt the great excitement and smelt the aroma of food being cooked in the big pots at the school’s kitchen.
The tent, sound system and fans had already been set up. After we had laid the groundsheets under the tent, about 300 students sat on them while waiting unabatedly in the sweltering heat for the programme to commence.
We were glad to see Sister Han and her child – the only Christian family in the village – whom Michael had invited, in the crowd.
After a short speech by Pastor Chhay of New Living Hope Centre at 2.30 pm, Sister Sina and the church team warmed up the students with icebreakers and led them in the singing of Christian songs. Not only did the students spontaneously dance and sing, they zealously joined in the recitation of the following verse:
Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
Pastor Chhay then shared a gospel message before the church team staged a short drama depicting Jesus delivering us from our sins, His death and resurrection. Together with us, the students sang “1-2-3, Jesus is alive” and other songs with much cheer.
Thereafter, when it was time for food, Pastor Chhay thanked God for His provision and the students were led into queues to get their food.
It was a very meaningful and engaging event for the children and the adults as the gospel was well-delivered and we were all experiencing God’s love and provision together. After the event, we enjoyed a meal with the church team to thank them for their overwhelming support and collaboration in God’s ministry.