LDS Church Launches Annual Light the World Initiative | News, Sports, Jobs
Each Christmas season, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites its members and friends to Light up the World.
This week, the church launched its annual Light the World Christmas initiative with the goal of âLight Up the World with Love,â which is this year’s theme.
In order to share the love this Christmas, the church has made available several online guides to make this season a season of giving, sharing and love.
Daily actions are planned for adults and children alike, as well as special coloring for children. The Daily Service Ideas calendars start on November 30 and end on Christmas Day.
Printable calendars and other ideas can be downloaded from the site Light up the world website.
âJesus Christ is the light of the world,â Elder Marcus B. Nash, General Authority Seventy, said in a press release. âThose who follow him live in light, joy and hope, even in dark times (John 8:12). As we remember his birth this Christmas time, let us also remember his exemplary life and the things he taught us.
A new video of a modern Nativity is featured on the Light The World website. The video promotes the belief that normal people doing normal service can be the star, shepherds and sages and sages of Jesus in the modern world.
“We can maintain his light by doing what he did: love God and love our neighbor by uplifting those who are downcast, helping meet the needs of those in need and comforting those who are suffering,” said added Nash. âDoing this will cause its light to shine in and through us and bring light and peace to our troubled world, one person at a time. We invite everyone, everywhere, to join us in celebrating his birth and lighting the world with love.
Additionally, the Light the World Giving Machines are back this year in 10 cities across the United States, allowing people to donate to dozens of local and global charities during the holiday season.
The University Place donation machine in Orem will be available from November 24. A special machine unveiling will take place on November 23 at 7 p.m.