Visiting journalists attend Palm Sunday service

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Journalists visiting from Pakistan attended Palm Sunday services at the Missouri United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 13. The service prompted a discussion about the differences and similarities between Islam and Christianity, as this was many of the journalists first time at a Christian service.

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Pakistani journalists stand with pastors Amy Gearhart and Larry Williams after their first Christian church service on Palm Sunday, April 13.

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Churchgoers listen to the choir at the Missouri United Methodist Church on Palm Sunday.

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Churchgoers were handed palms and programs as they entered the service Sunday.

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Senior Pastor Amy Gearhart gives a sermon to a full Palm Sunday service

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Pakistani journalists Asad Ali and Mahwish Qayyum mingle with other members of the congregation after the service.

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Ashfak Azar presents a Pakistani tapestry to Pastor Amy Gearhart, saying we are all a community despite labels.

Pastor Larry Williams discusses the roots and customs of the Methodist sect of Christianity, sparking a dialogue of the similarities between Islam and Christianity.

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