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Article from paper on the pastor and his wife who collect nativity scenes from all over the world.

1. The message of the nativity according to the article is this: “An Enduring symbol. Christ’s birth has been a powerful story through-out the ages. The Nativity is a three dimensional depiction of that timeless story and an enduring symbol of faith, hope, and love for Christians around the world. The Nativity also has developed into an international art form with a universal message that speaks to people of all faiths and cultures. It is a story of family, new beginnings, the miracle of life, and a spiritual presence” (Englert, 7).

2. The Beyeas say this about why the collect Nativity scenes “ Our faith means nothing, “Francis says, “If we’re not sharing it.”

a. They share their collection of the Nativity scenes to spread the Good News of Jesus birth.

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