Well. It’s another first for us, first Easter in PNG. All in all it has been a fun day. I (matt) woke up sick and have been dragging all day but it has been great to see the kids do all the fun Easter stuff. Yesterday, we dyed eggs with the directors and their kids. This afternoon we did a massive egg hunt with them over half of the center.
The Easter holiday here goes from Good Friday through the Monday following Easter. Almost everything is closed during this time, including POC.
The other interesting thing that has been happening around here is there was a giant youth retreat at the church here. The last number that I heard was 800 people. Since, our workmen have had this time off they have been helping with the youth camp. They were not expecting nearly as many people to show up. They have run short on nearly everything: food, water, places to stay, equipment (generator, cars, etc.), and fuel. This has been a great opportunity for us (POC) to support the local church. It is great to be able to work with them to make this event a success and show God’s love to so many PNG youth.
Happy Easter from the Croslands