Guatemala is deeply catholic. Much of the holy week is associated with catholicism, which inhibits many protestants from being able to participate. There exists deep division between the protestant church and the catholic church in Latin America. This division has often deterred many Guatemalan protestants from celebrating the resurrection.
Because the resurrection is pivotal to what we believe as Christians, we decided to take Easter Sunday seriously. And by seriously, I mean that we wanted to have a party, to celebrate that our King lives.
Any good party starts with food:
Then we continued into celebrating our risen King in song. For the first time, we had a full band, and they were awesome! We had a packed house, with a record attendance! It was also one of the hottest Sundays of the year. So amidst the singing, clapping, and jumping, there was also quite a bit of sweating.
The theme of the morning was “Grace so glorious.” We got to talk about how Jesus restored what Adam ruined. Jesus redeemed what Adam lost. Jesus conquered where Adam was defeated.
We ended the Sunday singing “Te doy gloria…” or “I give you glory…” because, really, the resurrection is all about Jesus.
It was a great morning, and an awesome opportunity to share the victory of Jesus over sin and death.