The Association Protestante Evangélique de la Vallée (APEV) celebrated a baptism on Easter Sunday morning.
Andrea has been coming to the church for several years, along with her husband Roland, after they met Russell and Carol Barr and began studying the Bible with them. Andrea had invited around 30 guests to the service, most of whom are not believers. She shared her testimony of how the Lord has worked in her life, and through the worship and the sermon each of the guests heard the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection. After the service the church shared a meal together, and many of the guests also stayed to eat. During the conversations over dinner a number of guests spoke of how touched they had been by the welcome, the message, and by the joy that was clear and visible in the lives of the church members as we celebrated Christ’s victory over death.
The church in Meru got creative for their Easter Sunday celebration, with a dramatic piece performed by the children in the church (watch the video).
Accompanied by a song proclaiming ‘Holy Holy Holy, the almighty Savior, who was and is and is to come’, the group of children silently acted out scenes from the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, showing a familiar story in a powerful new way. The children had worked very hard on the piece and did a fantastic job! Visitors from the local towns came to hear the good news, including a family whose daughter took part in the drama. Following the service there was time for conversations over drinks, and the kids had fun taking part in an Easter egg hunt!
The ‘Église sans murs’ (or Church without walls) celebrated Easter in their local park in the 15th district of Paris.
They welcomed around 25 people with smiles on their faces and fresh croissants and coffee. While the parents enjoyed their coffee, the kids geared up for an Easter egg hunt by decorating their bags and scoping out where good hiding spots may be. Before the hunt could begin, Augustin and Kim took a few minutes to share the story of the resurrection and its significance. They thanked God for what He did for us, thanked everyone for coming out to celebrate Easter with the church and the kids began their Easter egg hunt. It was a great time together and the church celebrated that several families and individuals heard the message that Jesus died and rose for them.
And last but certainly not least, all of World Team France is rejoicing that three people who attended an Easter celebration with our Solid Roc church in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior this weekend! Please pray for these individuals as they grow more and more in their faith.