Yes, there is a Santa Claus. He is real. Here is the proof that no member of the Church can dispute.
1. President Boyd K. Packer said so. “I want to emphasize that I have no quarrel with that well-fed gentleman with the red suit and the white whiskers. He was very generous to me when I was a boy, and we are looking forward with great anticipation to his visit at our home.” (Check out LDS Living’s cool article “What Prophets Have Said About Santa Claus”)
2. The coordinates of the North Pole, where Santa lives, are 90.0000° N, 0.0000° W. That could logically be written as 90 North West. Now look at the map of Salt Lake below. Coincidence? I think not. It’s exactly the same as his address at the North Pole, because his first stop is always at Temple Square to see the Christmas lights. Obvious proof of Santa.
3. My roommate’s brother went on a mission to the Arctic Ocean North Pole Mission, and he was the Santa’s Village District Leader, and he personally baptized Santa. After my roommate’s brother had been transferred, he heard that Santa had been made a counselor in the Merry Merry 1st Branch Presidency. (There’s been a lot of growth since then; now it’s a ward).
4. Santa has a beard card.
5. Pres. Monson and Elder Oaks recently visited the North Pole, and gave Santa some advice on improving his route. There was a story about it on November 31st in the Deseret News with this picture:
6. Santa Claus is in Family Search.
7. In the Church’s recent smash hit, “Meet the Mormons”, one of the stories focused on how LDS missionaries pitched in with Mormon Helping Hands to dig Santa’s workshop out after a blizzard last year.
And there it is. Santa is real. I hope you were very, very good this year. Merry Christmas!
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