January 23, 2019
Dallas, Texas, Christmas Program
The Apostolic Faith church group in Dallas, Texas, held their first Christmas program on December 23. The event opened with Telemi Ojo on the violin, and Johnson Ojo on the cello, playing “Silent Night.” Tayo Adesina gave the opening prayer, and then Wole Ogunyemi gave the introduction to the program.
The primary-age children sang five songs, including “There Is Wonder in the Heaven,” “God’s Love,” “Good Tidings of Great Joy,” “This Little Light of Mine,” and “My God Is So Great.” They also recited several Scriptures. The young adults presented two carols, “We Three Kings” and “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem.”
Funmi Ojo read Luke 2:1-14, after which a quartet sang “Silent Night.” The adult choir sang “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” and a medley of “It’s Christmas,” including “Away in a Manger,” and “Go, Tell It on the Mountain.” Sister Telemi played two violin solos, “What Child Is This?” and “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” Additional songs in the program included “Show Me the Star” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”
Ernest Marshall, the pastor in Fort Worth, Texas, gave a closing message. He took his text from Isaiah 9:6, bringing out how God sent the wonderful gift of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to reconcile hearts with God. He encouraged the congregation to make their peace with Jesus now, because a day is coming when everyone will stand before God to give an account of their lives.
A time of prayer followed the program, and the prayer is that hearts were touched by the story of Christmas and God’s gift of salvation.