20,000 Visit Copenhagen Nativity Exhibit
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“20,000 Visit Copenhagen Nativity Exhibit,” Ensign, Mar. 1987, 78

20,000 Visit Copenhagen Nativity Exhibit

Some twenty thousand visitors came to the LDS Maglegaards Alle meetinghouse in Copenhagen, Denmark, during December to see the nativity scene on display there. The exhibit, which used eight thousand lights, was believed to be the largest such exhibit in Denmark.

A national telecast of the exhibit also showed a statue of Christ standing between models of the Bible and the Book of Mormon. This was the first time that concept had been shown in the national media.

Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Council of the Twelve presided at the switching-on ceremony that lighted the exhibit December 7. “Jesus Christ is the Light of the world,” he said. “At this Christmas season it is appropriate to celebrate him with these beautiful lights.”

Also in attendance were Elder Carlos E. Asay of the First Quorum of the Seventy and Europe Area President, and Danish stake presidents Richardt Andersen and Knud B. Andersen.

Elder Nelson said that he hoped the lights would attract many people and remind them of the true meaning of Christmas. Most of the visitors were nonmembers.

Those who came to see the nativity scene were invited inside the meetinghouse to view exhibits showing the life of Christ in pictures, surrounded by quotations from the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Many of the visitors requested more information about the Church.