Easter and Home

I just landed in my hometown of San Jose, California in time for Easter. This weekend will be a nice weekend where I get to relax and catch up with friends and family and celebrate Easter with my home church. I used to hate being in San Jose because I thought it was such a boring place to live in. But travelling the world has helped me find value in my home. I’ve never felt homesick before, the feeling arose when I visited New York City and met with my extended family. San Jose is not as lively as London or New York City nor does it have outdoor getaways that San Diego has to offer. But, San Jose will always be home base whenever I’m out exploring the world because of all the special relationships I’ve built the past 18 years here.

I’ve never viewed as Easter as an important holiday because I was simply ignorant to its significance. My early perception of Easter was that it was a cheap holiday meant for chocolates and bunnies, similar to Halloween. But, Easter is not that shallow. It’s the symbol of Jesus Christ’s resurrection. It is the end result of Christmas. Christmas symbolises the coming of a perfect savior that dies for an imperfect people and Easter is the result of our imperfections, which includes death, not being able to hold us down because of what our savior has done for us.  My weekend will be attending a Good Friday service at my church and then my church is hosting a play on Saturday and we will have an Easter service Sunday. I want to know what you are doing this weekend, even if you don’t celebrate Easter!

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30 (40) Hour Famine

On April 7th and 8th, I’ll be fasting for 40 hours to fundraise money and raise awareness about world hunger. My home church annually attends this event during this date, but because I’m far away in university, I’ll be doing it by myself. It’s normally 30 hours, but because I’ve done it already for two years, I feel that I can push myself for 40 for this year. Personally, It will be challenging when I’m faced with the temptation of food, but fasting will help me control my desires. If you would like to donate toward my cause, it will be in the link down below:

https://youth.worldvision.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=31338