The culture of Santa Claus is very uncommon or rather unheard of in our African society—we only get to see this in movies. We sat as friends and decided to participate in the Church’s 2017 Christmas initiative. We then each contributed a little money and got donations of food items from friends and family. We bought food and made 100 packs. These included sugar, flour, soap, salt, candy, and many other items, and then drove to a nearby village which had people who really needed food.
One of us dressed like Santa, and we surprised the villagers with these Christmas gifts. The expression they had on their faces was unbelievable—they were very happy and thankful. But we were the ones who really benefited the most! We felt joy that at least we had fed the hungry just as the Saviour did. We left the village with our hearts filled with joy, and we are grateful for the experience! We are hoping to do the same thing again this year and so touch the lives of the people around us.