Christmas is such a magical and abundantly blessed time with all the expressions of love and gift giving. That is what makes the season magical…love. We all need love and are inherently seeking it but let me tell you, there is nothing comparable to the love of the Lord! Love from the world can be empty and deceiving, but love from the Lord and His family of children is pure and more valuable than gold. At Acacia Worship Center, we had a very special and intimate candle light service to celebrate the ultimate expression of love, when God sent his son Jesus into this world to save us from our sin. Love came down from heaven and changed this world forever…
The decor of our event included angels in the dining room announcing “Joy to the World, the Lord has come!” The living room was candle lit with a cross shaped banquet table, nativity scenes, and Jesus themed tree.
We all enjoyed a special message from Pastor Ron about the true meaning of Christmas and how to bask in the joy of the Lord through the holidays rather than feeling stressed and overwhelmed in the hustle and bustle of preparations.
At AWC, we have a tradition of gathering all the children together to bake a special birthday cake for Jesus. We met the night before to bake the cake at Pastor Ron and Lisa’s and just prior to our big party they all pitched in to decorate this masterpiece. After singing Happy Birthday to Jesus, the kids each read their birthday cards and we all celebrated with well wishes and apple cider toasts!
The evening concludes with good food, games, funny stories, and lots of laughs! Thanks for sharing in this wonderful Christmas experience with us and stay tuned for another special holiday memory as we ring in the New Year, Nepali style! We celebrated the New Year sharing food, photos, videos, and stories from our recent Love Beyond Borders mission trip to Nepal. It is amazing to see the results of what God was able to accomplish there through all of our donations and we are excited to share this celebration with you all!