Sunday, December 13, 2009

Journey to Bethlehem



As you may know, I am part of a very awesome church plant, Convergence Christian Church, but before we signed on at C3, my family were members of Grace Christian Church in Katy, Texas.

For the past several years, the second weekend in December has been set aside for a wonderful gift to the community -- a live walking tour that follows Joseph and Mary's journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. It's a huge undertaking, but well worth the effort and expense to put it on each year. (Admission is free to the public.)

Before I left GCC, I was in charge of the cast for JTB and a guide for the journey. It was a fantastic experience each and every time. Many come from other churches, but many more come who do not go to church. This experience is the only Jesus some will see or hear about all year. To see believers and non-believers all kneeling at the manger at the final station of the tour is a pretty cool deal.

Also? Mules really are stubborn and camels are vile, disgusting animals...

I wanted to share a few pictures from years past. See if you can find me in one of the group pics. This is not a contest. Please, no wagering.




















Tonight is the last night of Journey to Bethlehem. If you live in the Houston area and are interested in taking the tour, shoot me an email at katdishrich@gmail.com and I'll give you the location and times. If you're not from around here, just google Journey to Bethlehem and see what comes up in your area. It's well worth your time. Promise.

7 comments:

L.T. Elliot said...

That's so awesome! What a wonderful thing to be a part of and to see.

Corinne said...

I've heard that about mules before... My inlaws church does a live nativity, and my father in law was in charge of the animals one year. He has some pretty funny stories!
Looks like such a neat experience, thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

Bridget Chumbley said...

Very cool! What a great idea.

♥ Kathy said...

That's really cool Katdish! I couldn't find you in the pictures though..

Maureen said...

Is that you, third from left, in the first pic?

What a great idea, to have a journey and not a live nativity alone. And a camel, no less.

I wonder. A camel probably is a lot like a llama, one of which spit at me once when I was visiting a place on the Eastern Shore. I'd rather have been in that field in South Africa with the rhinos than have been graced with llama spit. Not nice!

katdish said...

Okay - 7th picture down, blue head covering, 2nd from the left (next to the lady in the red head covering). That's me.

Sara Tribble said...

Oh wow! Your react is way better than I've ever seen! The real animals too? How awesome! Oh wait, just like you! =D