News Release

The 2019 Light The World campaign encourages "One by One" service

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has unveiled a global effort to minister to others during the 2019 holiday season.


The "Light the World: One by One" campaign officially begins on December 1. Online resources are now available in including images and videos that can be shared.

Participants are encouraged to think of someone they can help or invite every day and serve as the Savior did, one by one.

"Light the World presents wonderful opportunities to invite friends and neighbors to your homes and the Church to learn with you about the Savior," said Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. "In any way that seems natural and normal, share with people why Jesus Christ and His Church are important to you."

The initiative, now in its fourth consecutive year, extends throughout December during which different service activities can be carried out.

Suggestions for daily service include:

eat lunch with someone new,

help someone in need by making a small donation to a charity

plan an activity one by one with a friend or loved one.

Christmas Video

A new inspirational video called "The Christ Child" will be available to watch, download and share from November 24 on

The 18-minute video is a "convincing, personal, and engaging" version of the Nativity story that helps to experience and share the events of the Savior's birth through the eyes of first-hand witnesses.


Sunday Special Service

Congregations throughout the Church will hold a special Christmas worship service on Sunday, December 22. Members are encouraged to invite friends to come and worship with them during the Christ-centered one-hour meeting. The locations and times for these services in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can be found in the meetinghouse locator in

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