Monday, December 20, 2010

A Very Special Program

Here is the scene..........lots of work goes into building this each year.

Hello..............sweet friends!

Each year our church Christ Bible..........presents the Christmas Story outside live. Last night was no different. Lots of people come and watch and listen. Then everyone is invited into our church for snacks and warm drinks. Some of my pic's are not real clear......... Sorry! You can still kind of get a feel for the night though. Children and old love it!

This is a favorite for me!

Tressa was Mary this year, Taylor was an angel and My Honey was a Wise Man.

The donkey brayed through different parts of the play..........right in the actor's ears........
and you can't laugh!

The camels are huge and a hit!

My sweet man..........a Wise Man! His beard fits right in!

You wonder how many that come........and hear the CHRISTmas story..........are changed? That is our pastors prayer.

One of the son's who's father is the owner of the Hedrick's Bed and Breakfast Inn and Exotic Animal Farm brings all the animals for the play. One Sunday before church we were driving into town. We saw this huge giraffe walking down the street's sidewalk....... in the little town, with a collar around his neck and a man leading him. Quite a sight to see in Kansas.

All along the highway you will see lots of zebra's, goat's, deer, kangaroos, peacocks, ostriches and lots more. The prices for staying at the bed and breakfast are very reasonable. They have family suites and each room is decorated with really fun themes.

One room is all decorated in a Zebra theme. Breakfast is also served. They also travel with the animals to different State Fairs. If you ever in the is a very fun
place to stay.

Vitaliy's first morning in church here in America!
He always......always has a smile on his face. We have been blessed!

Vitaliy..............loves to hold hands! We are blessed........beyond what we ever could have imagined! This picture really got me..........son and a little orphan boy.......lives can change. Ladies if you have children not walking with the Lord...........stay the course and pray! Don't get weary!!!!!!!!! God hears Momma's and Daddy's!

Some could not see the video of Vitaly coming in at the airport. Here it is. All my family including every grandchild was there! I am "Babushka!" We are a blessed family. If you ever want to sponsor a child go to New Horizons. A precious family that had done this before us said you will be changed. We have been!

Busy making CHRISTmas gifts all this week. Enjoying it~~~~~~~~~ a LOT!

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  1. Wow! I bet that was a the best program! I'd like to have saw it myself! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Nicole

  2. Oh Linda..what a beautiful setting your church Nativity is...I wish we lived closer we would have come to visit! And yes..your honey does look great with his beard!

    Blessings to you & your family especially little Vitaliy....
    xoxo Gert

  3. Merry Christmas Blessings to you and yours, Linda! That was beautiful.. all of it. Vitaliy was certainly welcomed into a wonderful family - I know he will be blessed beyond measure, as will all of you. -Tammy

  4. Beautiful "post" Linda.....
    Thanks !!!
    Merry Christmas

  5. Wow Linda this is sooo awesome it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy because of the LOVE of Christ that is shown threw the nativity scene to Vitaliy holding hands what a blessing!!!

  6. Oh Linda,

    Tears in my eyes as I watched Vitality's arrival. How wonderful for you all. Please keep us posted on how he is settling in. May you all be richly blessed for your kindness to this lovly young boy.

    Blessings Gail

  7. Hello sweet ladies, I got up real early this morning, so I could get a head start on the work at task! Thank you for commenting. I am so thankful for each one of you and as I reflect on the gifts that the Lord has given all are one of my favorites!!!!!

    Have a wonderful blessed CHRISTmas!

  8. The video of Vitaliy coming in at the airport is just beautiful, Linda. I am just sitting here weeping tears of joy for you all. I know your Christmas is blessed. What a beautiful Christmas. I will be thinking of you all and sharing this story with my family. Your husband does indeed look like a Wiseman.
    Blessings from Texas


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