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  • GW YAF Chapter Holds 'Keep Christ in Christmas' Event

    12/10/2013 1:44:03 PM Posted by Ashley Pratte

    According to a recent national survey of college students, 32% consider themselves religious believers, 32% are spiritual but not religious, 28% are secular, and 8% were other. The majority of students who fell under the religious or spiritual categories, consider themselves Christian.

    As the Christmas season lights up, students scramble to make wish lists, book plane tickets home, and search for the latest discounts. However, students in the George Washington University Young America's Foundation chapter set out to remind their classmates that there is true reason behind the holiday that goes beyond giving and getting.

    GW YAF organized a birthday celebration that will not be soon forgotten. They threw a party for Jesus Christ! The event included handing out birthday cake and having passersby sign a birthday card for Jesus. A bold sign featured the phrase, "Keep Christ in Christmas!" Lively Christian Christmas music was played to excite passersby to the reason for the season.

    The goal of this event was to evoke a message of the real meaning of Christmas to those from all walks of faith or no faith. While presents are fun to give and receive, Jesus Christ, the greatest gift of all was born to save the world!

    There were students wondered who's birthday it was, while some were enticed by the free cake and refused to sign the birthday card. Other students thought it was a thoughtful idea to begin their Christmas season remembering the gift of Jesus. One GW professor from Egypt commended the group for the refreshing message. In Egypt, he stated, he would be at risk of persecution for merely supporting the good news of Jesus Christ.

    This successful event helped to foster a new understanding of the holiday season on such a liberal campus. Jesus Christ came as a gift to us and this Christmas season, we can all be grateful that we live in a country where we can freely spread that message.

    Written by Amanda Robbins, an officer of the George Washington University YAF Chapter


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