The Church has a wonderful Christmas initiative for 2016 to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
This year’s initiative is entitled #LIGHTtheWORLD. It focuses on celebrating and sharing the Light of Jesus Christ with others, and begins Friday, November 25, 2016 (today) and runs through Christmas Day.
Together we can #LightTheWorld and lift others. It is what the Savior would have us do, and is what he would do if he were here. We are his hands on earth today. There are a lot of components to this push.
First, you can Invite your friends to visit https://www.mormon.org/christmas - this is good because they can also chat with missionaries about the gospel there.
“Light the World” Video. The video will be available on mormon.org, Mormon.org YouTube Channel, and in the Gospel Library app beginning November 25 for viewing and downloading, and for sharing on social media. The introductory video is below:
Advent Activity Calendar. Each day in December, the calendar focuses on a different Christlike behavior and provides suggestions for ways we can emulate His example. You may find it useful in finding ideas for Christmas service activities. Download the advent calendar at https://www.mormon.org/bc/content/assets/media/campaigns/christmas-2016/english-25-days-calendar.pdf
Pass-Along cards and posters are available for downloading and printing at https://www.mormon.org/download.
I invite you to use these resources with your family and friends to plan Christmas activities.
This is exactly what President Monson has done his entire life, and now the church urges us to do as our prophet, and especially the Savior, have done.
May we ever do that, both at this time of year, and always.