Easter weekend spirit resurrects hope

Easter weekend spirit resurrects hope

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Easter weekend is a holy time for believers in Christ and it starts with Good Friday.

Many churches in Texoma began weekend services as early as noon on Friday. Some started their services with Stations of the Cross which is a representation of what believers said are the sacrifices Jesus Christ made for their sins.

Several people were humbled after service.

"It gives me the meaning for everything I do," Father Jack McKone of Sacred Heart Catholic Church said. "It's why I serve people, why I get up out of bed in the morning, and why I serve people as I serve them."

"Christ was there for us," Maria Kalbfliesh said. "It makes me feel that who as a human person, which is what Jesus Christ was, how can you give your life for someone that way? He sacrificed his life for us."

While many prepare for the weekend festivities like family dinner or egg coloring, a baptist group worked to repair a home for a family who lost their home in a fire more than a week ago.

"They're giving of their Friday, giving of their time," Pastor Rod Payne Missions and Media Baptist Church said. "They've been out here all week and they'll be out here next week. "They're banding together to provide new life just in the same way christ gives us new life."

The owners of the new home are members of the First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls just like the builders.

"People in our church, people in the community are stepping up and saying 'how can we help?' people are providing all kinds of different things," Pastor Payne said.

Pastor Payne said he wouldn't call working to help the church goers a "sacrifice" because it's what he feels they're expected to do.

"We would call it doing what the body of christ is supposed to do and that's ministering Jesus to other people."

One of the family members of the home injured his leg when he escaped from the fire. The church said once the home is finished it will be compatible for his needs.

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