Epiphany is a huge celebration in Spanish-speaking countries. The center of the celebration around each home is the infant Jesus in the manger. On January 6th a small gold crown is placed on His head and a regal gown adorns el Niño Dios (the Christ Child). The figures of the wise men have reached Bethlehem, completing the nativity scene. The family then exchange gifts and a Rosca De Los Reyes Magos  (Pastry of the wise men) is served with hot chocolate.

nullIn the book of Matthew, it says that the Magi traveled to Bethlehem led by the star to the house where Mary and Joseph resided with Jesus.  And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh (Matthew 2:11).

The wise men came bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh after learning of Jesus’ birth and came to worship him. Epiphany is a special time to remember that Jesus was born to save all people of every nation!

As we begin a new year let us remember our promise to bear our gifts to support missions around the world. A world in dire need of a Savior!

The LWML website is rich with activities for a year's worth of mission service activities, laid out in one document for ease of use. www.lwml.org/posts/mission-servants-activities/2019-calendar

… wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him” (Matthew 2:1-2).

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