Santa Ana Christmas Party

If you didn’t get to be there heres a little idea of what this wonderful night looked like!

The experience  at the Yost Theater was so amazing. It was so great to see volunteers from different churches come along side each other and make this event special  for our Teen Moms and Dads  from the Santa Ana and Costa Mesa Area. This Christmas event was our Kick off for Santa Ana Club.  We  were blessed by the  volunteers  that attended the event and helped out.22967882603_550d385227_o

The event  begun by greeting the Teen moms, dad and their children.   As they walked in the theater doors I noticed their faces just in awe of how beautiful everything all looked.  You could  truly feel God’s presence as you entered the event.    The Teen families  and  were invited to a Buffet style Italian  dinner. The event proceeded with Christmas Music and a play.  22967851473_cf2a16dc8d_oThe play was lead and played out by Nathan &  Cody from Mike Rigdon’s  life group. They  entertained the event  as they played out their version of the 12 days of Christmas. Throughout the event the young families were also invited to a Christmas photo booth, which was really fun!

After the  Beautiful Christmas Caroling we had a special speaker come up and share the Christmas  story.  Pastor Lamont from Emmaus Church  shared  on his personal life on a day where he was given a gift.   Lamont also shared on his personal life  and  shared on memories being brought up by a single mother in a lower income community.   Lamont also shared verses of the Bible from the book of Luke.  He shared on  the ‘Gift” of Christmas.  I noticed  the teen moms and dads eyes glued  to the stage and listening to Lamont as the  story unfolded.  For some people attending it  was the first time they had heard the Christmas story.

The event ended by inviting the Teen  moms and dads to receive Christmas Gifts. It was such a blessing to see so many of the young families come up and receive their gifts.   For some of the families this will be their only gift under their Christmas Tree. Many  volunteers helped  in wrapping their Christmas  gifts.  Towards the end of the  program Kylie  called out raffle tickets and handed out prizes which included gift cards and tee shirts.23299407360_699c24aa66_o

It  was heart warming  seeing the many volunteers serving  and  sharing  the  love of  Jesus this Christmas. I am looking forward to seeing  many of the teen families and the volunteers in January for our next Santa Ana Club event.

-Maria Randall