What is Light the World?

“#LightTheWorld is an invitation to transform Christmas into a season of service. It’s a worldwide movement to touch hearts and change lives by doing the things Jesus did: feeding the hungry, comforting the lonely, visiting the sick and afflicted, and showing kindness to everyone. Jesus said, “Ye are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). #LightTheWorld is the perfect way to let our light—and His light—shine brightly.”1

“A Gift of Light” by Eva Koleva Timothy

“Each year during the Christmas season, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints makes a monumental effort to spread the message and mission of #LightTheWorld. However, you can do it all year by thinking about who you can serve each and every day.

This year of heartache, confusion, and fear is almost over. But what if we decided to end 2020 on a positive note? Go to https://www.LightTheWorld.org to find simple ways to spread light and hope.

How you can help #LightTheWorld this year:

  1. Sign up to receive daily service prompts throughout the month of December.
  2. Watch “The Christ Child,” a beautiful short film based on the Nativity story.
  3. Meet with the missionaries digitally to hear a special Christmas message.

#LightTheWorld: Since 2016, #LightTheWorld has grown into a global initiative with millions of participants each Christmas. Throughout the holiday season, individuals perform acts of service to show love like Jesus did—one by one. Want to join in? Go to https://www.LightTheWorld.org to find daily service challenges, prompts, resources, and more.

Together, we can make Christmas 2020 the most meaningful ever!”2

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16



featured art: Rejoice in His Light, by Yongsung Kim