In Zion’s Christmas Program this year, the 20+ sheep played a big role in reminding us to make “Room for Christmas.” When we read through the script and realized we would need so many sheep costumes (and we wanted them all to look the same), we knew we had to find someone who could help us out.
Enter Betty and Steve Emerson… they have been attending Zion for a few years now. Their granddaughter, Rose Maxson, was the innkeeper in the Christmas Program and also participates in Zion’s Wednesday after school programs and music ministries. Betty (pictured) brings Rose every week and often stays to volunteer and help out with Sunday school projects. We soon discovered Betty’s generous spirit, servant heart and willingness to tackle any project. So she came to mind quickly when we were thinking about who we could ask to help with the sheep costumes. Little did we know that not only would she help, but she would make the most adorable costumes ever and donate all of the supplies (including the black shirt, pants and gloves for each sheep)! She and her husband, Steve, spent hours putting our costumes together… a labor of love, giving of their time and money to make it possible.
Volunteers like Betty and Steve, our behind the scene “heroes,” are a big part of what makes ministry at Zion possible every day. Thank you, Betty and Steve… for giving so much and helping us to truly see the light of Christ this Christmas.