Journey to the Cross Brings the Easter Story to Kelso-Longview

The good news of God's salvation was again spread to the communities of Kelso and Longview, Wash., and beyond, as more than 2,000 people came to the Kelso-Longview Church to experience Journey to the Cross.

Through music and drama, this Easter event transports audiences back to Jesus' life on Earth. It features His temptation in the wilderness, the calling of the disciples, His Sermon on the Mount, the cleansing of the temple, His healing touch and miracles, the Last Supper, and the struggle in the Garden of Gethsemane. As the crowd watches the drama unfold, Judas betrays his Friend, Jesus is dragged away by the mob, and Roman soldiers hoist a dying Man onto the wooden cross.

After the tension of the crucifixion, the audience erupts with applause and joy as Jesus rises from the tomb. Then they jump to their feet to celebrate with the final song of the production, "Let All Heaven Rejoice!" — a wonderful yearly reminder of the hope of the resurrection.

June 01, 2012 / Oregon Conference