Dick Stenbakken is unstoppable. So it seems. This Easter weekend, hundreds of visitors are expected to go through the streets of Jerusalem in Loveland at Campion Adventist Academy. The school and local congregation, together with five area Adventist churches, built a makeshift first-century Jerusalem marketplace, making the Easter story more visible, more real today.
An inaugural Journey to the Cross and Beyond interactive event will have twenty-five booths set up as a Passover marketplace of those days, with shops and demonstrations. A mini-museum of first-century artifacts is also being set up and visitors will be able to view them at the end of the event. "This will be a more tangible celebration to all of us," Stenbakken says.
A Roman re-enactor and member of the Campion Seventh-day Adventist Church, Dick Stenbakken is directing another event in his rich portfolio, and well on his way to add more visitors to the 75,000 who participated in a series of plays and “Walk Through Bethlehem” interactive re-enactments at the world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Silver Spring, MD, where he served at Director of Chaplaincy Ministries.
Reserve a spot at the Journey to the Cross and Beyond at Rmcyouth.org/journey. Tours are on the half hour between 3-7 p.m. April 4-5. [Photo by Rajmund Dabrowski]