Christmas Program in Phoenix, Arizona. December 2019.

Written by
Aman Sareen


This year the saints in the Phoenix area celebrated Christmas over a 2-day period. A program of picnic and sports were organized on Saturday, December 21 and on Sunday, December 22, the youths shared their thoughts in the form of speaches, devotional songs, power points and round table discussion on the topic of how the 5 elements of Earth, Water, Air, Ether and Fire relate to spirituality.

Saturday morning all saints in the Phoenix congragation gathered at a local park to participate in a picnic and sports event. The youths enjoyed playing basketball and football, while the young kids jumped around and played on a playway in the park. The adult also enjoyed playing badminton. The elder saints took inspiration from the youngest of the kids and enjoyed a few rounds at the swings in the kids play area. Later the elder female saints also participated in the sport of Jenga.

Picnic program on Saturday, December 21, 2019

On Sunday, December 22, the youths shared their views on the topic of how the 5 elements of Earth, Water, Air, Ether and Fire relate to spirituality. A short video of a previously held NYS in the presense of Her Holiness Satguru Mata Sudiksha ji Maharaj was shown that set the background of how the five elements came into existence. A brief summary of how the youths explained the 5 elements is as follows:

 

Two members of the Church of Latter Day Saints also visited the Phoenix congregation and shared their thoughts on the occassio of Christmas. Sister Judy read a text from Bible detailing the scene of the birth of Lord Jesus. Mr. Wilford shared how Jesus taught to love everyone and the love he felt when he had a chance to visist Bethlaham, the birth place of Jesus.


Towards the end, Santa and his 2 little helpers carried a little baby in the cart. Everyone was filled with joy and love seeing the innocenct depiction of love by the kids.



Click here for a link to all the pictures of Christmas Day celebration


The video recording of the entire program is split into 3 parts and can be seen by clicking the following links: Part-1, Part-2 & Part-3