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December 22, 2012

Angels, wisemen, camels and sheep all part of live Nativity at Bethany

GOSHEN —  The high winds knocked down the stable Thursday night placed in front of Bethany Christian School for the live Nativity scene event.

“We lost our stable but we made some repairs and got it up for the night,” said Max Tom, while holding the reins of a camel.

He was dressed up as a wiseman taking part in the live Nativity along with 35 adults and children, who are members of the Spirit of Faith Fellowship.

Besides the camel, a few sheep, goats, alpaca and a donkey were supplied by Maple Lane Wildlife Farm in Topeka.

This is the third year of putting on the live Nativity, said Tammy Stackhouse.

“The weather is probably fitting because the weather could have been just as severe 2,000 years ago,” Stackhouse said. “We have a wonderful participation from our church body and we want to share the story of the birth of Jesus. Despite the frigid temps and wind chill, it shows the dedication of our congregation.”

And the story is portrayed through songs and participants dressed in costumes, she added.

“They do it six to eight times for the half-hour program. It’s a drive-through so people can sit in their cars and watch,” Stackhouse said. “They don’t have to get out in the cold if they don’t want to. We have a good turnout. I think people see the star (above the stable), turn in and come see what it’s all about.”

Makenna Sausaman, 12, took part in the event for the first time and portrayed Mary.

“I was going to be an angel but got the opportunity to be Mary because the other person got sick,” Makenna said. “It’s pretty cold but I’ve got ‘Hot Hands’ (hand warmers) and lots of layers. It’s warm in the stable — it’s not that bad.”

A group of angels stood beside the stable, dressed in white with halos. After their performance, the group went inside the school to warm up before going outside again.

 Penny Reed was among them.

“I’ve always been an angel, but this year I’m the head angel,” Reed said. “It means a lot to me to take part. It’s just my way of letting everyone know that I love and worship God.”

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