For thousands of community residents living in and around Lethbridge, Alberta this Nativity re-enactment has become a favourite annual Christmas tradition.
“What my friend loved the most was seeing the power of women working together to accomplish something good for the community.”
“Special recognition is given to a local Relief Society for its contributions to the community for two and an half decades of service.”
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Nativity events help communities focus on the first Christmas.
“Every year I have people come up to me who don’t even know who I am and give me a hug, Barb says. “And with tears in their eyes say, ‘You have brought me back to what Christmas really is.”
“He paid the tithing and a miracle happened.”
Many of the British Columbia host families expressed immediate bonding with their visitors and while they greatly enjoyed the inspirational music, they treasured most the time spent with their new friends. It’s a great trust to send children into the homes of strangers, but with the discretion of Bishops, the Spirit, our shared faith and values, it works out well.
Several hundred youth join youth of other faiths in a local community project to assist children in Haiti.
“We weren’t sure if any of the Church buildings would survive because they are wood structures built on stilts. By 4 o’clock, all 11 missionaries had gathered in the school. It was Friday, the 13th.”
“The members were happy, the donors were happy and the food banks were happily shocked. They had no idea of the magnitude of this project, but then neither did we.”