Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” (Luke 10:2)
In our little town of Salinas, California, a local church has recreated their church parking lot into the Streets of Bethlehem every year since 1992. Read below their description of this wonderful event.
“Like the boy shepherd who serves as our logo, Streets of Bethlehem has been in the process of growing up. What began as only a dream in the mind of three individuals came to life in 1992. With the desire to share the gift of the true meaning of Christmas to the community, the idea for a live re-creation of that tiny village on that first Christmas night was born. Streets of Bethlehem was cared for and nourished by the loving hands of dedicated scriptwriters, skilled carpenters, gifted artists and set designers. But what makes Bethlehem special is the way it comes alive when hundreds of volunteers don period costumes and go back in time to “become” those village citizens once again.”
Last night we went out in costume at ‘Streets’ and found 22 souls who had been prepared by the Holy Spirit to receive the message of the good news of the Jesus. The harvest was indeed plentiful.
One 19 year old young man jumped at the chance to receive Jesus into his heart when I offered it to him. He was so excited. You can pray for him, his name is Luis. Pray that he will seek after God in His word and prayer and find other believers to encourage him and show him the path to growth.
Shalom to you and your family and may you be laborers in God’s plentiful harvest. .
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