Last spring when Sean preached at our fellowship, some new friends from Malaysia (who also have students in Jessie and Maddie’s classes) were very interested in the references Sean made to celebrating Passover. As a family we have enjoyed the Passover celebration as an annual tradition during the Easter season. So this year we decided to invite the Chins to celebrate with us.
Some of you may know that Passover is a week-long celebration with the first two nights and the last night being the highlighted evenings for Seder meals. Sean did an outstanding job as leader of the meal. There is lots of responsive reading, directing of eating certain foods and drink and answering of questions.
The kids also wanted to share this tradition with some of their favorite teachers, so we chose to have a second Seder meal the evening of Easter Sunday.One highlight in the preparation of the second meal, for me was the obtaining of a beef brisket!! Meat choice and cuts here in China are quite a bit different. Meats just hang from huge meat hooks in open markets. To get a particular cut of meat is challenging. My friend, Kim, was out shopping at one of the frequented retailers by us foreigners and found a brisket in heavy shrink-wrap packaging! This is a pretty amazing find. She phoned me and asked if I wanted her to pick one up for me. I was so blessed all afternoon Sunday, smelling the familiar scent of oven-roasted brisket.The kids enjoyed sharing the experience with both their classmates and individual teachers.