Playing Santa Claus during the Christmas season is not usually what is thought of as a way to share the gospel…

In a conversation with a high school junior, Skip Kite shared that he plays Santa.  Skip said, “The teen found that interesting.  I also shared that I have used the Santa character to teach people of Jesus Christ.  The bait had been dangled– would she bite?

“‘How’? she asked.  The response I was hoping for!  Shooting God one of those quick silent prayers, I proceeded to explain that I use the Christ candy otherwise known as the Candy Cane. As the symbolism of the candy cane was retold this teen got the entire gospel message. The teen’s reaction was that she had never heard anything like this before.

“I would like to say that this young person prayed to receive Christ as Savior, but it was not so. The seed of the gospel had been planted. It’s now up to the Holy Spirit.”

(Skip & Rosie Kite serve with FIM in the USA.)