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Forsyth County News

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• “Christ in the Passover” by Rahel Landrum is set for 9:45 a.m. March 25 at Deer Creek Shores Presbyterian Church, 7620 Lanier Drive.

• For more information, contact the Rev. John Martin at (770) 887-6801.

Deer Creek Shores Presbyterian Church is preparing to play host to an international missionary based in Australia.

Rahel Landrum will present “Christ in the Passover” at 9:45 a.m. March 25.

According to a release from the church, Landrum will share a re-creation of a traditional Jewish Passover and an explanation of how the event led to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in the New Testament.

The Rev. John Martin of the church said he heard a similar presentation by Landrum in California about 10 years ago.

“When I heard she was coming to the Atlanta area, I just contacted her and asked if she would be able to make a stop in Cumming and she said yes,” Martin said.

Landrum was born into a Jewish family in Romania. At age 12, she moved with her family to Israel.

Before going into the Israeli Army, Landrum accepted an invitation to take a short Bible course.

Through the course, she became convinced that Christ’s claim to be the way to God was true.

She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in English from Haifa University and a master’s degree in Jewish missions from Fuller Theological Seminary.

She also completed studies in Capernwray, England, before moving to Sydney, Australia, with her husband, Mark.

Martin said during her presentation at Deer Creek Shores, Landrum will set a table with items traditionally used at the Passover meal and describe their spiritual significance.

For Christians, there is a strong connection between the ancient Passover feast and the sacrament of Communion, Martin said.

“While Christians don’t celebrate Passover, it is tied to our spiritual heritage,” he said. “It was very important to Jesus. He went to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover and was executed.

“The purpose of this presentation is to bring this tradition to life so we can tie it into our celebration of Easter and Holy Week.”