AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Three wise men, shepherds, and a woman and man dressed as Mary and Joseph-- it's a scene most of us would recognized and Jubilee Apostolic Church is inviting the public to witness it not through porcelain figures, but real people bringing the event to life.
"We had been thinking about doing this for quite some time because we get a lot of side traffic passing by the church," said Pastor Nathan Carrington. "The holidays are so busy and most people get busy doing a lot of other things that don't include Jesus."
Carrington says this is the church's first time doing this and they wanted to take the public back to Bethlehem, showing the birth place of Jesus as real as they can. They even brought in animals, donated by a local woman and had authentic costumes made.
"We're trying to make sure people are layered well and warm," said Music Director, Rolonda Carrington. "Especially our little kids that are out there because they want to be apart of it."
Even though single digits are on the way, these church members aren't letting that stop them. For church member, Davina Ybarra, it's all about putting the real meaning back into Christmas.
"When you think of the whole Christmas story, when you think of what Christ really did for us, rubbing himself in flesh and coming to this earth, it's a really great story when you stop and think about it," said Ybarra.
The church's choir will do live singing on Friday.
The live nativity scene will be up everyday until Christmas Eve, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Jubilee Apostolic Church located at 5804 Erik Ave.