Saturday, December 20, 2008

Living Nativity

It never ceases to amaze me that God blesses our church's efforts to reach out to the community through our Living Nativity. It's our 18th annual and each year the number of people who come to hear the gospel message gets bigger and bigger. I am by no means posting this to be boastful but simply to praise God for His faithfulness.

You can enjoy our nativity two ways. One is to drive through which is of course the warmest option but also the longest. The wait for drive thru's last weekend was 1 hour! The other option is to walk thru. This is the one I prefer because you get to be up close and personal with the cast and animals. The best part is going through Bethlehem and having the little "street kids" begging you to buy their fruit and the Roman guards asking you for taxes and if you have your papers! Too fun!
It was about 30 degrees last night which isn't brutally cold but it feels like it when you're out there for any extended length of time. With that said we still had over 400 people walk through and over 600 people drive through. God is just awesome! Every year we enjoy being a part of this ministry.
I posted a link in the beginning of this post. Feel free to visit and get the schedule for this weekend. We are however cancelling the nativity on Sunday night due to the windchill factor will be well below zero. Brrrrr!


Anonymous said...

Hey, Stefani! We miss being part of the Living Nativity this year. Hope you guys had fun. Hope all is going well with you guys. Hope your pregnancy is not being too rough. Have a great Christmas. It was great to read your blog again after not having Internet for so long!

littletoesandcheerios said...

I have never seen a living nativity. :( Would love to see one someday. Our candlelight service at church tonight was wonderful though.
Merry Christmas to you!