LIGHT THE WORLD

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Want to plan a Christmas service project in your area? 

Purpose

Help families in need at Christmastime. Serve others and Let Him In!

Description

Provide Christmas gifts and food for a family or families in need (this can be done anonymously). Coordinate with the bishops or branch presidents in your stake to determine needs, and use ward-provided funds or donations from ward members to provide the gifts. After the activity, invite your friends to share how they felt as they provided this service.

Interested in creating one?

As you celebrate that greatest gift this Christmas season, you’re invited to share it with others by visiting christmas.mormon.org, follow the Nativity on Facebook, instagram or Twitter (bbareamormons) or use hashtag of #Lighttheworld.  You can even come up with ideas for how you’ll share the gift of Christ and Let Him In and then write them on a printable sign, take a picture, and share it on social media. We will create a gallery of those pictures on this site.  It’s giving gifts like these that helps you become more like Jesus Christ, the greatest gift of all.

The greatest gift was given by our Heavenly Father to all of His children. It’s the gift of His Son, the Savior:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

Because of Christ, we can overcome the obstacles of sorrow, sin, and death, and we can be strengthened to become more like Him. Because of the Father’s gift, we can be changed forever.

“With all my heart and the fervency of my soul, I lift up my voice in testimony as a special witness and declare that God does live. Jesus is His Son, the Only Begotten of the Father in the flesh. He is our Redeemer; He is our Mediator with the Father. He it was who died on the cross to atone for our sins. He became the firstfruits of the Resurrection. Because He died, all shall live again. ‘Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives: “I know that my Redeemer lives!”’ (“I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” Hymns, no. 136).”

 

President Thomas S. Monson, “I Know That My Redeemer Lives!” Ensign, May 2007, 25.

“I am a witness of the Resurrection of the Lord as surely as if I had been there in the evening with the two disciples in the house on Emmaus road. I know that He lives as surely as did Joseph Smith when he saw the Father and the Son in the light of a brilliant morning in a grove of trees in Palmyra. …

“We will on the Day of Judgment stand before the Savior, face to face. It will be a time of joy for those who have drawn close to Him in His service in this life. It will be a joy to hear the words: ‘Well done, thou good and faithful servant’ [Matthew 25:21].”

President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, “‘Come unto Me,’” Ensign, May 2013, 25.

“Jesus Christ [is] the source of light, life, and love. … He gave us His gospel, a pearl beyond price, the grand key of knowledge that, once understood and applied, unlocks a life of happiness, peace, and fulfillment. …

“I bear my solemn witness that Jesus the Christ lives. He is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. He is the promised Messiah. He lived a perfect life and atoned for our sins. He will ever be at our side. He will fight our battles. He is our hope; He is our salvation; He is the way.”

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, “The Way of the Disciple,” Ensign, May 2009, 75, 78.

To read other apostolic testimonies, please click here.

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 Elder Christofferson's Address: Quiet Moments at Christmas

Elder Christofferson's Address: Quiet Moments at Christmas