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.
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. The 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.
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.