Local group starts nativity campaign
by Bret Bevens
PDT Staff Writer
Mike Gifford, president of Living With A Cause (LWAC), says it is more important than ever for people to display nativity scenes on their properties and on the properties of their businesses this Christmas season.
Gifford said LWAC is asking everyone to support the First Annual “Honor the Holiness of Christmas” nativity campaign. He said it doesn’t matter how elaborate or simple the display is; that it is the thought that the nativity scene is the real meaning of Christmas, and in a day and age in which so many controversies have arisen surrounding public displays of the birth of Jesus Christ, Christians should show their true beliefs by displaying the nativity scene.
“We ask that you declare your faith and proudly display outdoor Christmas Nativity scenes at your homes, churches, places of business, schools, etc… this Christmas season,” Gifford said. “Together, we will celebrate the true meaning of Christmas: our dear savior’s birth into this world; reminding everyone that Jesus is the reason for the season. Let’s keep Christ in Christmas and share the joy and love of Jesus’ holy birth by displaying a Christmas nativity scene in every yard across this great nation.”
Gifford said Living With A Cause is a program about the original values of America, holding up God, family, city, county, state and nation; being healthy, and encouraging “those not as blessed, and recognizing the American heroes.”
Gifford said he would like to see whole blocks all displaying nativity scenes, or several families getting together to display a more elaborate scene.
“I would like to see nativity scenes displayed at businesses as well,” Gifford said. “Now, more than ever, it is important for Christians to do their part to return to the original Christmas values centered around the birth of Jesus Christ.
Gifford said anyone wanting more information on Living With A Cause, can go to www.livingwithacause.com and learn more about the organization and how people can join the team.
“Together we will improve our great country and ourselves,” Gifford said. “We would love for people to share their Christmas nativity pictures with us on our website.”
Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-31o1, ext. 252, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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