The darkened halls of École Mother Teresa School reverberated with the excitement of over 160 young people last Friday evening as they explored to find Jesus during a game of Zombie Apocalypse.
The youth groups of Sylvan Lake Alliance Community Church and Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church get together about twice a year, said Anton Locke, a teacher at Mother Teresa.
Besides the game, the young people enjoyed a talk about Biblical messages by John Haazen, youth pastor at the Alliance Church, followed by music and pizza.
“The goal of the game is similar to the goal you have in life — to find Jesus and stay with him,” said Locke while explaining the rules. But they have to avoid the Anti-Christ. The job of the Anti-Christ is “to deceive people and lead people astray and imitate Jesus.” His touch turns people into Zombies then their touch creates more Zombies.
“Zombies are the key to the game. When you are a Zombie your role is to make the game as creepy as possible for the other people by doing your best Zombie impression.”
Zombies weren’t able to talk either, just moan the word ‘brain’.