Sunday, March 23, 2008

A Dominican Easter

Well this past weekend has been amazing!! I've determined that when I have a family I want to take them down here every year for Easter! It's such a wonderful and cultural time!
We started off Friday by heading down to the outdoor cafeteria for lunch, then I joined a bunch of students in watching the movie the Passion which was my 3rd time watching it yet everytime it's like I'm watching it for the first time! It's soooo real! Afterwards we did the annual cross walk up the mountain. Basically they have this big cross that everyone takes turns carrying up the mountain to the top of the campus and we stop along the way to sing songs and read about what all happened then! Really eye opening especially after just watching the movie! :)
Saturday was sooo fun and that will have a whole post on it's own!;)
And then this morning we all woke up at 5:30am to head down to one of the student houses that looks out over the whole valley to have a sunrise service! It was GORGEOUS and a great service at that too! :)
After the service we all headed down the hill to have an easter egg hunt while the guys on staff made breakfast for everyone! YUM YUM! Right before breakfast once everyone gathered together they had a contest on who decorated the best egg and boy were there some AMAZING ones!! You'll see some of them in the slideshow here!! I really love the community down here! We all do so many things together and when were not doing that we are just relaxing and doing nothing! What a life! This is really how it should be lived! Check out the slideshow here!!
Can't wait to post about yesterday!!
Super funny!
I love you all!!


Emma Jean said...

Happy Easter, Sarah!! Wow, you got some beautiful shots! And those little kids are so cute!

jamiedelaine said...

Sounds like a great time. The photos are really moving! I admire those who can watch the Passion. I just can't. I close my eyes even during that part of the Easter play. I really hate violence. I know that we need to understand the brutality of that day, but I also know that God made me sensitive to violence for a reason. I hate having those images in my mind. I do love Easter though. It's such a great celebration.

BethLaurren said...

Hey girl!! I miss you!

Brian said...

happy day after easter Sarah!!

PS: I have always been curious.... Do you use Photoshop or other photo editing software to touch up your photos?

Kevin Keith said...

Super cool Sarah! Such a blessed opportunity to celebrate Easter in another culture. Reminds me of my time in Haiti. Other countries just seem so much more passionate about the things that we seemingly take for granted. Wish I could have been there. Thanks for sharing such amazing photos!

Sarah Barlow said...

Hey Brian! Happy belated Easter to you too!
I do use Photoshop! It's WONDERFUL!