It's that time of year to celebrate holidays. Can you believe the time has rolled around again so quickly? 2020 has been such a hard year for everyone, that we are truly looking forward to celebrating the holiday season. In fact, we are doing something completely different for our cause.
Many of you who know our team, understand our love for this time of the year. The word holiday comes from the word "holy day". When we celebrate the holy days of the year, wonderful imaginations begin to worship, to praise and yes, to create. Many people who grew up with Thanksgiving celebrating the Pilgrims giving thanks for the food with the Native Americans understand this. Also, Christmas around the world, may not have understood the symbolism of these days, so it is VMFA's dream to set the record straight.
As a Messianic Jew, the Good Book has always been a part of our growing up years, but there often was a conflict over Christmas and even Santa. The birth of Jesus was the true origin of Christmas and a major focus of our "holy days". However, the symbols of Christmas like Santa Clause have often been confusing to children. There is a time when traditions can be both good and bad. We believe Santa has always understood and been a part of the deep belief in Jesus Christ and this wonderful tradition should have been merged long ago! Now, it has for the first time.
ZOOM CALLS WITH SANTA
Therefore, as Santa Clause this year, we have invited the REAL SANTA all the way from the North Pole to be available for special phone calls or even zoom calls for donations to our non-profit VERITAS MISSION FILMS and also to a non-profit where I serve as the chairman of the board, MAISHA. At VMFA, we focus on supporting films of family and faith. At Maisha, we feed hungry children in Africa. This is your opportunity to further the gospel through the services of VMFA and share in feeding starving children who are in the slums of Kenya!
You will be able to schedule a zoom call, donate a minimum of $50 and even support a child by a monthly gift and guess what... the real Santa has agreed to do? The real Santa Clause wants to answer the questions of the first Christmas from a historical and real perspective. In truth Kris Kringle loves the real story of the virgin birth.
Santa is going to hear the "wish list" of every child first and get to know them. Then, he will share the REAL STORY OF THE BIRTH OF CHRIST in a fifteen minute conversation with Kris Kringle. If you can't donate a lot, then we will do a phone call, but if you want to see the real Santa from the North Pole, you will want to fill out the proper paper work, record the zoom call and experience teamsanta.org in motion.
GIVE SO OTHERS MIGHT LIVE
We are seeing a crisis in Kenya due to the Covid 19 virus. The nation of Kenya closed all schools, so the school of Maisha Academy and the other 67 schools where we have over 2000 children being fed are no longer getting nourishment. Malnutrition is on the rise along with teen pregnancy as the kids are out of school. Feeding is continuing as we go into the villages and huts one by one bringing food, medical support and private education.
So this is your chance to GIVE, SO OTHERS MIGHT LIVE. This is the campaign of Maisha and Santa Clause will close his abbreviated Christmas story by talking about the power of giving to others and helping children. Thank you for being willing to have your children, parents and grandparents here this wonderful message of hope.
Maybe you even have someone in your family who needs to see more about the real story of Christmas. Why not contact Santa and give him the responsibility. He loves the story of Christ and is looking forward to sharing it with your entire family.
The last week before Christmas, Santa will be booking an exclusive special family VIP Christmas story telling Zoom calls. If you want to become a part of this amazing Christmas experience, just touch base with www.teamsanta.org. The VIP Santa experience happens the few days before Christmas and will be scheduled. The donation requests are much higher, so more children will be fed!
THANK YOU FOR PRAYING
Thank you for praying for us as we are praying for you. So many have been on the FB page praying and interceding this year for health, for bereavement, for financial hardships and more. If ever there was a time needed for prayer, it is definitely right now.
Remember to post on FB on our Veritas Mission Films page all of your prayer requests so our team can intercede for you and with you. May the Lord bless you during this holy day season.
Your Team Santa
PS If your family chooses to not believe in Santa Clause, we respect your personal convictions about this area. VMFA is an imagination group of filmmakers who desire to reach children. We will do everything but sin, to share the gospel and this includes the man with the red suit. However, we can always agree to disagree and respect everyone's personal views. God bless.
Kevin McAfee is a filmmaker who writes for the purpose of inspiring others to make a difference in the world through faith in God and using the visual language of film. His blog shares the hopes of impacting culture, because his heart is in media missions and the church. Below Kevin is seen with Lynn McAfee and Corina Pataki. Below this is Christopher Atkins from BLUE LAGOON and Dr. McAfee.