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Living Nativity Village at Discovery Baptist Church, Gig Harbor, Washington

 “For unto us a child is born.” Isaiah 9:6   

Peninsula Baptist Church, 4902 Gustafson Drive, Gig Harbor.

This is the first time I have ever been to a living nativity village.  It was easily the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while.   I am not a practicing christian but it was so neat to see a christian community come together to create such a very interactive, vivid representation.  There were sheep, goats, horses, donkeys, chickens, ducks…markets full of grains and shekels and candles and traditional clothing.  There were guards and shopkeepers and shepherds in full garb, and little children welcoming with “Shalom!  Welcome to Bethlehem” as I was invited to go into the stores to browse and sample their goods.

It was very apparent the amount of planning, work and detail that had been put into recreating old village Bethlehem.  Kudos to the Discovery Baptist Church for creating a real, authentic place for us moderners to experience.  If ALL christian churches made the effort to bring in sheep and donkeys to their programs I’d be more inclined to be interested.

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”  ~Corinthians 12:4-8

The angels watched their flocks by night.

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