Easter Weekend


We had a great Easter weekend here in Phayao. We began Friday night with a time journeying through the Stations of the Cross. It was an opportunity to meditate and reflect upon the hours leading up to Jesus’ death. Heading into the weekend with Jesus being laid in the tomb definitely creates an increased anticipation and excitement for what awaits Sunday morning. I think everyone was blessed by this intentional time focused on Jesus’ path to the cross and the longing for Sunday that it created.

On Saturday morning, Ann and Tonya put together a fun time of Easter activities for the kids on our team and some of their friends. They spent time decorating sugar cookies, dying duck eggs, and having multiple rounds of egg hunts. Then, Ann finished off the morning by telling all the kids the story of the resurrection. The kids had a great time celebrating Easter, especially eating all the cookies and candy.

We met at our house Sunday morning for a time of worship and celebrating the empty tomb. We began with a kids’ activity where they reenacted the resurrection with Star Wars figures. Ryan then led us in time of worship and celebration for the good news of Easter. It culminated with sharing the Lord’s Supper together, accompanied by milk and honey as symbols of God’s bounty in the day of resurrection. We then spent the next several hours driving around town visiting numerous friends and neighbors. Our desire was to share the joy we felt on this day of resurrection, in some small way, with those that we have grown to love in Phayao. Thus, we took each family we visited an orchid flower, basket of fruit, and a card. The card had a Scripture about the resurrection on it and a blessing for our friends, along with the beautiful artwork of our kids drawn on each of the cards. Upon arriving at each home, we gave a brief explanation of our purpose and then we blessed them by reading the words on the card. We did not stay long at each house, but it was so fun sharing the joy of our risen Lord with the beautiful people God has put in our lives.

Here are pictures with some of the friends we visited.

Our next door neighbor Nong

Our good friends Lek and Nong

Our landlord Nui

Haley’s neighbor Gae with her kids

Haley’s neighbor Bik

Binkleys’ neighbors Chamnan and Lon with their daughters

Our friends Rampuey, daughter Mai, granddaughter Nampan and niece Bus

Fikes’ neighbor Lung Paat

And we ended the weekend with a family egg hunt in our neighbor’s yard. The girls had a great time searching for eggs and eating candy. It was indeed a Happy Easter!

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  1. love it! thanks for the video too!
    Love the glasses look, Meg:)
    So proud of all that you’re doing guys! Love you!!

  2. oh, the joyous simplicity of sharing the risen Lord. What an example to those of us who need to reach out and touch those we are in contact with. Thank you.
    I am moved and honored to included in this journey.
    All my love,

  3. yay for easter egg hunt! yay for nong and lek! yay for you guys!

    • Anz…really really thx for ur uptade!for those poor people like me…=_=”just can read siu hak’s illustrations here…thx again and support u!!

  4. Lek is beautiful! I’m glad to see their picture. Beautiful pictures of Easter–love you all!


  5. Brynn and Meg are so sweet, what a fun video to watch!! Ann you look beautiful honey !! I am so very proud of all of you and love you very much.


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