Easter is one of the most important holidays here.  It starts with taking time to clean their homes on Thursday, to mourning the death of Christ on Red Friday, to staying up the entire night Saturday to witness the new light of morning on Sunday, when Christ rose from the dead. Though many participate in these celebrations, to most it is simply an act of tradition, and lacks true meaning. Please pray with us, that as the people go to their church buildings, kiss icons, frescos, and crosses, and get sprinkled with holy water, they would encounter the living Christ in a new way.  Pray that they would not just experience the tradition of church, but also experience the transforming power of Christ in their lives.gm-121