Easter at Amazima

Because of your prayers and giving, two things happened at Amazima over the weekend: the gospel went out and Jesus was glorified.

The gospel went out into The Amazima School, where teachers and house parents knelt down and washed the feet of every student on Thursday night. For most, this was their first foot-washing ceremony.

“If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.” John 13:14-15

And then on Good Friday, the gospel went out into The Amazima School (TAS) chapel which is currently under construction. For the second year in a row, we celebrated Easter with construction workers on site. With joy in our hearts, we watched TAS students serve a hot meal to the same people who built the classrooms they’re now learning in.  All 113 workers participated in an Easter devotional after eating.

Later that night, the gospel went out into Buziika, a community on the outskirts of Jinja where many of the students in Amazima’s Scholarship Program live. There we gathered with over 293 children to share a meal and watch the Jesus FILM—a dynamic film about the greatest story ever told.

We wrapped up the weekend with a worship gathering on Sunday where over 150 students and staff came together–a diverse group with many different backgrounds all found themselves equal at the foot of the cross. Here we remembered our risen Savior through communion and celebrated the greatest day in history.

Over 560 people not only heard about our Risen Savior, they saw evidence of His resurrection. Because only the power of the resurrection would cause teachers and staff members to wash hundreds of dirty feet, teenagers to serve lunch to strangers with joy, hundreds to gather and worship in a hot, crowded room, and thousands across the world to join together and pray for our friends in Uganda despite never having met them. He is alive, friends, and your generosity allowed people to hear that good news for the first time this weekend.

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