Last week over three hundred children from local schools in the Chessington and Hook area visited the King's Centre for the ‘Easter Experience’, which was a partnership between Hook Evangelical, Chessington Evangelical and Insight.
It is hard to describe what took place in the big hall: but over the course of one hour, the children (who were between the ages of nine and ten) were taken on a journey to meet some of the key eyewitnesses of the death and resurrection of Jesus.
The children began their experience in the upper room as ‘Abigail’, a slave girl recounted the words of Jesus and his disciples as he shared his ‘last supper’. Following this, the children were taken into a Roman Centurion's home as he spoke movingly about Jesus’ death on the cross.
The children were then led to the empty tomb as Mary spoke very clearly about the first Easter morning as Jesus appeared to her.
Lastly on the tour they were moved from the countryside to the lakeside as they heard Peter’s testimony of meeting Jesus following his resurrection. This was not the end of the experience; the children were then taken to the discovery zone. In the discovery zone children were shown how Jesus is having a massive impact on all kinds of people from all walks of life in the twenty first century.
The Easter experience had to be experienced in order to appreciate it.
I would like to say a big thank you to Liz, Sasha and Rosie E who helped from Hook Church.
It was a fantastic event and I would encourage more Hook Church folk to be involved next year.