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Latter-day Saints share “Light the World” Christmas messages

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched its “Light the World” Christmas initiative on November 25, 2016. The message focuses on celebrating and sharing the Light of Jesus Christ, the “light of the world” (John 8:12).

Latter-day Saints around the globe are sharing this Christmas message online.

A video is available at in 33 languages.

The website, available in English, Spanish and Portuguese, features a downloadable advent calendar, “In 25 Ways. Over 25 Days.” A web landing page is provided for 26 other languages. The calendar provides daily ideas for planning service opportunities in December leading up to Christmas Day.

The service effort kicked off Thursday, December 1, with a Worldwide Day of Service.

In New York City, visitors to Times Square will see billboards and videoboards promoting Christmas messages in prominent locations.

Additionally, the initiative is shared on billboards in Salt Lake City; Los Angeles; Johannesburg, South Africa; Philippines and Mexico.

Those who share online content are encouraged to use the hashtag #LIGHTtheWORLD.

To learn more about the Church's Christmas initiative, visit

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