If evangelism has a significant mixture of hospitality and communication, here is a project that has both and that is so exciting!
We have begun to build a life-size silhouette nativity – from camels to the baby Jesus – 15 figures is the goal for this round – for the front lawn. When all is said and done, these 15 figures will cost about $1,700 because we will eventually paint each figure with realistic detail and all those colors are expensive. The initial cost before all the paint is $1,000; and we are hoping that we can cover these material expenses through donations since all the cutting, priming, painting and install are free labor!
Initially, we will have white silhouettes as the prep of the wood so that it is smooth, primed and sealed is labor intensive. Thanks to Randy Longino, Rudy Herren, Gina Alford, Cookie Keene, Wayne Hunsucker, and RayeAnn Holewinski for jumping on board and please forgive if someone has been left off the list. If you feel led, we appreciate your contribution of labor and money; so let RayeAnn or Pastor Beverly know.
We are also asking for donations of solar floodlights. We will need 4.
And yes, the scene will come together over the four weeks of December as all journey across the lawn to the stable.
O Come, O Come Emmanuel!