There has been a combined effort in our city of all the churches hosting activities to make our presence known, through Christmas concerts, markets, and art exhibitions. These have been held in popular venues and quite well attended. One of the concerts was held at the Vatican consulate with standing room only and many simply unable to enter as there was no space left. An art exhibition on the theme of Hope was organized by my former teammate. It has 175 contributing artists with over 200 pieces on display in a gallery in a major shopping mall. I have not been able to be at all the events, but it has been incredible to see both the quantity and real quality of what has been presented as well as the extensive involvement from people in and outside the Christian community.
From a worker in the Middle East