#899 Chinese Holy Family

Acquired 2022

We are challenged by our Lord to reach each nationality and people group with the story of His coming to earth from the realms of Heaven to give us an example of our Heavenly Father and to die in our place for the sins of the world. The Chinese have readily heard the Word and many of their people have chosen to be Jesus followers. This darling three-piece nativity is testament to that miracle. Adorned in their traditional Chinese dress the three pieces reveal their joy in the Babe of Bethlehem.I purchased this set from Dani Morgart, granddaughter of Kathi Alatorre Apel. Dani told me her grandmother was inspired to collect nativities after seeing my collection. Unfortunately, Kathi passed on this last March and Dani is dispersing her collection. I made an appointment to see her pieces and chose this one of three to add to my collection in her memory. We are not sure of its origin, age, or cost. I acquired the set October 2022.