Our 13th annual Happy Birthday Jesus party held on December 14 at Bascomb United Methodist Church was attended by a little over 400 kids in addition to some of their family members! Most arrived in KBC ministry vehicles including 5 buses and 2 vans. Each of the kids received a Christmas gift, birth-day cake and refreshments. <!–more–>For the first time ever, we offered separate programs for the two age groups. SHINE of FBCW presented an excellent program for children up to 5th grade. They demonstrated the true meaning of Christmas through a play, puppetry and music. The gospel message of turning from sin and to Jesus as Savior was clearly explained and many children received Jesus or indicated they wanted to know more. Our youth service for middle and high school students was coordinated by John Kelso. They worshiped, played games, heard a real life testimony of God’s grace in the Life of a former convict and gained a new perspective on the Christmas Story. There were many churches and individuals who stepped up this year to provide the Christmas gifts, funding and labor to make it happen. Whatever part you played, big or small, thank you for honoring the Lord Jesus Christ. His Name was pro-claimed and His love and kindness shown in so many ways. Through your many acts of kindness.