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  • Kelli Foreman

JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM IN KODIAK, ALASKA

As the holiday season approaches, the Kodiak Baptist Mission (KBM) is abuzz with excitement as preparations are underway for a unique and immersive event – the Bethlehem Experience. Scheduled to take place in just one week, the KBM team is hard at work, recreating the ancient city of Bethlehem, complete with a bustling marketplace, woodshop, pottery, bakery, blacksmith, and more. This one-of-a-kind experience will allow visitors to step back in time and immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and atmosphere of the day when Jesus was born.


The Bethlehem Experience at KBM promises to be a journey back to the historical setting of the Nativity, offering a tangible and interactive encounter with the events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ. Visitors will have the opportunity to witness and participate in the daily life and activities of Bethlehem as it was over two millennia ago. From observing artisans crafting their wares to experiencing the aromatic scents of freshly baked bread, this event aims to transport attendees to a different time and place, evoking a sense of wonder and amazement.


One of the highlights of the Bethlehem Experience will be the recreation of the inn where Joseph sought shelter on that fateful night. Guests will have the chance to witness and reflect on the humble and challenging circumstances that surrounded the Holy birth. Afterward, they will be invited to journey out to the "barn" and encounter the central figure of the Nativity story – Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.


The Bethlehem Experience at KBM is not just another festive event; it is a powerful and moving opportunity for individuals and families to connect with the heart of the Christmas story. It is a reminder of the hope, joy, and love that the Nativity represents, and an opportunity to reflect on the profound impact of the birth of Jesus on the world.

By bringing the Nativity to life in such a tangible and engaging way, KBM hopes to rekindle a sense of awe and reverence for the true reason for the season.


As the date of the Bethlehem Experience draws near, we encourage everyone to mark their calendars and make plans to be part of this extraordinary event. Whether you are a long-time supporter of KBM or someone seeking a meaningful way to celebrate the holiday season, the Bethlehem Experience promises to be a memorable and transformative journey for all who attend.




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