We are grateful to be back in Honiara and to celebrate the end of Holy Week here. This morning I rode into town to go to market with a SITAG colleague and Susan Larsen. Susan and her husband Marty have come to the Solomons for a few weeks of spiritual emphasis and encouragement with SITAG. Susan and Marty had never eaten pumpkin leaves, so when we returned from market we had fun showing them how to cook (and eat!) the leaves.
The kids really enjoyed dying eggs with some of their SITAG friends early this afternoon. I was extra thankful since I had given away all of my food coloring in the village so Eta could make some more play dough for the kindy.
After the egg dying party, we all went over to hear Marty share from Joshua chapter 3. He enlisted some of the SITAG boys to help him "carry the ark across the Jordan River".
When supper was over, we made Resurrection Cookies, a family tradition no matter where we live. The hardest part for me is when we beat the nuts to represent the soldiers beating Jesus' body.
Then let us sit beneath his cross,
And gladly catch the healing stream,
All things for him account but loss,
And give up all our hearts to him...