Easter fills Mt. Triumph Baptist Church

Diante Phillip
Children of all ages gathered at Mt. Triumph Baptist Church on Saturday for a fun-filled day.

“Prayer should not be repetitious,” said Dorsey.  “Prayer is the special way you talk to God. As long as it comes from the heart it will be heard.” 

As the morning progressed Shemar Batiste, a 12-year-old member of Mt. Triumph, blessed the food.  McKinney and Linda Williams, who is also a member of the Home Mission Society, prepared breakfast.

The children all gathered around the table and enjoyed a variety of foods including sausage biscuits, donuts, muffins, and juice. 

As the kids’ began eating, Mary Phillip passed out prayer books to all in attendance. 

The youth anxiously awaited the Easter egg hunt.  48 boiled eggs and 96 plastic eggs with a combined total of 144 Easter eggs were hidden for the children to find.  Along with the eggs was a great deal of candy and other treats to soon be found.

The kids were separated according to age groups and directed to their designated hunting ground.  The hunt of a lifetime had begun.  In about five minutes all eggs were found and smiles ran across everyone’s face.

“It took longer to hide the treats than to find them,” said Allison, a parent of one of the participants.

“We didn’t expect this many people to show,” said Phillip. “Last year the gathering was held in Modest. We will continue on with this Easter tradition every year. It was extremely successful.”

The event was indeed a true success and everyone left with way more than what they came with. With filled bellies and minds it was time to depart the beautiful morning at Mt. Triumph Baptist Church. Pleased by the way things had gone the Mt. Triumph Woman’s Home and Foreign Mission Society said goodbye to participants and parents alike.

Jayla Walker, 4, searches for Easter eggs during Mt. Triumph’s Easter egg hunt last Saturday.