On September 8th, the Camp War Eagle 365 Mentoring Program had the supreme privilege of attending the Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs! This is now the third year that CWE365 Mentoring has had the opportunity to provide this theatrical experience to mentors, campers and their families. Twenty-eight campers, their family members and mentors were in attendance for the play. The bus trip out to Eureka Springs was a great time for mentees and mentors to play bus games and spend quality time discussing life together.
Upon arriving at the location of the Great Passion Play, the group was given a special tour of the set, beautifully crafted with multiple stages and decor everywhere depicting the differing environment of each scene. The tour was led by Bill and Brenda Christenson, who are not only participants in the play but also long time mentors with the CWE 365 Mentoring Program.
After the in depth tour, mentors and mentees ate some delicious pizza, hung out and even started a mini dance party! Before the outdoor show began, mentees and mentors grabbed hot chocolate, popcorn and blankets. The Great Passion Play was incredible to say the least. It depicted the life, death and resurrection of Jesus in a very real, experiential way. Mentees and mentors truly enjoyed the show and hearing the story of the Gospel in such and exciting way! Mentee Olivia Carter said of her experience, “I loved the Passion Play. I like to act and now I know I can use my acting for Jesus by acting in this play someday.” Overall, the Passion Play was an amazing experience for everyone who attended! CWE365 Mentoring is grateful for the chance to share fantastic opportunities like this one with Camp War Eagle families on a consistent basis. Tune in next year for the 4th annual Passion Play extravaganza!