Today is Good Friday in many parts of the world, but not in GM. Orthodox Easter falls on a different weekend. However, even on April 22, it won’t be Good Friday in GM. That’s because the Friday before Orthodox Easter is called Red Friday in honor of the blood that Jesus shed. On that day, Easter eggs are dyed red using a root and often red onion peels saved throughout the year.

Even though “Good Friday” isn’t a thing here, it is a great conversation starter and testimony. Most people can’t understand why the day that we observe the crucifixion of Jesus would be called good, and we are thankful for the opportunity to explain the great gift given. Please pray that the seeds planted through these conversations would grow into lives transformed by that very blood–Jesus’ death and then His resurrection.