Good Friday…Sunday is Coming!

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“He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”

Isaiah 53:5

Yesterday we visited Masaya Volcano and Aliyah took this picture.  This volcano has a long history, and part of it is tragic.  It’s open mouth filled with lava, molten rock and sulfuric smoke pouring out gained it the historical title “The Gate to Hell.”  For a time in history, human sacrifices were made to try and appease the volcano.  In our modern times it is hard to believe that not long ago such brutality took place.  But then, centuries ago the Gospel of Jesus Christ was preached in this part of the world and those who once made sacrifices into the volcano erected a cross on its highest peak.  They stopped the sacrifices because they had come to a saving knowledge that many centuries before, One sacrifice was already made for us all.  The burden of sin and judgement was already lifted from us.  We needed not appease the Gate of Hell.  Because as Isaiah prophesied, by the wounds of Jesus Christ on the Cross we are healed.  Over two thousand years ago victory over sin and death was won…and the Gates of Hell cannot stand in the way!  Jesus is alive, and by his sacrifice on the cross we are saved.  And, because of His resurrection, we have eternal life.  Easter is the most important day in history, Amen.

I think Aliyah’s picture captures this very well!

Victory.  Jesus is Alive!

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We hope you have blessed Easter Weekend! 

This morning we said good bye to our Church family from Christ Journey Church in Miami (click the link to read about their trip and others to Haiti and Ecuador!).  Above is our group picture.  A missions trip was an awesome way to spend Easter Week!

If you do not have a church to attend on Sunday, you may enjoy joining Christ Journey Church online.  Pastor Bill White will be preaching!  Follow this link, Happy Easter!

We had incredible week with this group of Junior High students and their parents.  We held a three day Vacation Bible School with the kids who come to Sunday Bible Study at Club Esperanza.  We also helped to build the wall around the new property….well we got the grunt labor job and moved 100 pound stones as the clean up crew!  It was awesome though!  The VBS culminated at Ruby Ranch as you can see in the video below.   It was soooooo awesome to bless and invest in the lives of the children and young people who are part of Club Esperanza!  We also delivered food packs to the families of children with special needs as a blessing during Semana Santa, visited them in their homes and prayed for the Lord to bless them!  God is moving down at Club Esperanza and we got to be a part of it together this week.  It was a great week, amen!

Check it out…an Easter Egg hunt at Ruby Ranch Fun Fun Fun! 

Moving the last stone on the work site!!!

 

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Happy Easter!!!

 
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