Light the World

December 02, 2021 02:23 PM MST
Giving Machines are being hosted in 10 cities this year, and Light the World buses and Jeepneys have been spotted in the Philippines.
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December 02, 2021 10:35 AM MST
On her daytime talk show, the Emmy-nominated actress featured the Church’s Giving Machines and said she’d be paying them a visit soon.
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December 01, 2021 11:18 AM MST
There are 3 different daily service calendars: one for general service ideas, one especially for kids, and one you can customize with your own ideas.
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By  Emily Abel
November 30, 2021 06:04 PM MST
The 2021 Light the World Giving Machines in New York City will move from their former Manhattan Temple site to the more prominent Rockefeller Center.
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November 18, 2021 09:12 AM MST
This year the Church is inspiring millions around the world to be a part of the greatest story ever told—the story of the Savior’s birth—and to light the world with love.
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November 10, 2021 12:44 PM MST
A letter to Church leaders this week asked that Church services on Sunday, December 26, 2021, should be limited to sacrament meeting only.
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November 08, 2021 11:25 AM MST
Front man for rock band Imagine Dragons, Dan Reynolds became the first to donate to the 2021 Light the World Giving Machine just outside Las Vegas, Nevada. See photos and video of the event here:
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November 01, 2021 10:22 AM MDT
Light the World Giving Machines will be available in 10 locations across the United States for people to donate to dozens of local and global charity organizations this Christmas season.
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has officially launched its global 2020 Christmas initiative. Ideas for ways to serve others and light the world during this year’s Christmas season are now available on LightTheWorld.org.
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At this time of great global need, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is encouraging people to bring light to the world this Christmas season through simple, meaningful acts of service.
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February 27, 2020 02:35 PM MST
Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in last year’s Church fundraiser, #LightTheWorld, to provide aid to those in need. Through the “Giving Machines” and donations, Latter-day Saints distributed more than $6.3 million dollars to different charities around the globe.
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January 10, 2020 05:28 PM MST
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints updated the total amount of donations raised through the Light the World Giving Machines.
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November 15, 2019 04:09 PM MST
Donny Osmond, a popular Latter-day Saint and music icon, helped unveil one of the ten Giving Machines throughout the world in Summerlin, Nevada on Thursday as part of the #LighttheWorld campaign for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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November 14, 2019 01:32 PM MST
A global effort to minister to others during the 2019 Christmas season has been unveiled by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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November 06, 2019 05:24 PM MST
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will place Giving Machines in 10 locations across the world this Christmas season, further expanding its efforts to #LightTheWorld by encouraging people to perform instant acts of service that make a difference in others’ lives.
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By  LDS Living
November 04, 2019 03:34 PM MST
Are you getting ready to #LightTheWorld this year? The Church recently released a video giving a preview of what this year's Christmas campaign, which will include ways people can change lives through sharing their faith, love, care, and service. This year's #LightTheWorld theme focuses on uplifting lives "One by One."
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By  LDS Living
October 06, 2019 08:30 PM MDT
As part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' efforts to light the world this holiday season, the Church will release a new depiction of the Nativity story titled "The Christ Child." The video will premiere November 24. "See and feel the significance of that special first Christmas in this beautiful short film about the Light of the World—our Savior, Jesus Christ," the Church posted on Facebook.
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April 30, 2019 12:50 PM MDT
I love the simple, relatable, and steadfast faith of the man born blind mentioned in John 9. When the Pharisees—religious leaders who had the power to condemn him—began inundating him with accusations against the Savior, this man stood and bore a simple testimony: "He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see" (John 9:25).
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By  LDS Living
January 07, 2019 08:20 PM MST
The giving machines for the Church's #LightTheWorld campaign raised more than $2 million dollars over the holidays, according to a Facebook post from LDS Charities.
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By  LDS Living
December 21, 2018 09:45 AM MST
Christmas is only a few days away, and there have been many talented Latter-day Saints who have used their talents to spread holiday cheer. Here are some of the amazing music videos created by Church members this season.
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December 20, 2018 03:55 PM MST
There are at least three significant details in John’s report of this particular night during the Feast of the Tabernacles or Sukkot—one of the three most important feast-days and celebrations of the Jewish calendar year—that make for enriched interpretation of Jesus’s declaration in these verses.
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By  LDS Living
December 18, 2018 04:28 PM MST
When Latter-day Saint teen Maggie Scott heard the song “He’ll Carry You” by Hilary Weeks, she had a strong feeling that someone needed to hear the beautiful message. Since that prompting, Scott has made it a point to share the song with as many people as she can.
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By  LDS Living
December 18, 2018 03:07 PM MST
Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff released the following statement on December 18, 2018:
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November 29, 2018 05:44 PM MST
"Doing good on this Giving Tuesday could be as simple as going to a vending machine in Manhattan," NBC News reports.
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November 22, 2018 08:28 PM MST
This year the Church is inspiring millions around the world to celebrate this Christmas season by following the example of Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, and serving others. Unlike last year's #LightTheWorld, which provided daily service ideas, this year's campaign features weekly themes, videos, and corresponding service ideas for the week.
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By  LDS Living
November 14, 2018 07:37 PM MST
Buckle down, this year's #LightTheWorld campaign is going to have some exciting changes.
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August 02, 2018 03:16 PM MDT
"Thank you to each one of you who made one of these donations,” Sister Jean B. Bingham said a recent Church video about the Light the World vending machines. “You have made a big difference. The results were more than we ever imagined — you are being a light to the world. The difference that you make is tremendous to every one of these recipients."
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December 26, 2017 06:11 PM MST
Here's a little something to inspire you to continue lighting the world all the way into 2018.
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By  LDS Living
December 22, 2017 04:07 PM MST
Thanks to Mormon LifeHacker for making us aware of this story.
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By  LDS Living
December 19, 2017 01:57 PM MST
Christmas shopping, gift wrapping, parties, and so much more are in full swing as Christmas approaches. But what do people really think about this sacred holiday? Missionaries in Kingstowne, Virginia, decided to ask complete strangers what they thought of the holiday and what present they would give the Savior to celebrate His birth. The answers they received were incredible.
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December 18, 2017 10:01 PM MST
From heart-stopping renditions of Christmas classics to originals that we hope to hear again and again, LDS artists have outdone themselves this Christmas season. We've loved watching so many creative, breathtaking tributes to our Savior and the true meaning of Christmas.
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By  LDS Living
December 18, 2017 05:09 PM MST
Although many professional and amateur musicians have used their outstanding talents to produce #LightTheWorld videos, perhaps none have gone quite as far as Christopher Tate.
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December 12, 2017 03:36 PM MST
For the past two years, the Church's #LightTheWorld campaign has brought people together. For example, this year The Piano Guys brought together artists for their first-ever live #LightTheWorld concert.
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By  LDS Living
December 11, 2017 01:45 PM MST
Renowned LDS artist and American Idol runner-up David Archuleta joins Nick Galieti as a guest on the LDS Perspectives Podcast to talk about the #LightTheWorld campaign and answer questions about his career and LDS mission, among other things.
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By  LDS Living
December 11, 2017 05:00 AM MST
"I had never felt that kind of distress before," says Jon Schmidt, a member of the Piano Guys, in the Day 12 #LightTheWorld video. "It's a weight that would crush you."
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By  LDS Living
December 05, 2017 05:19 PM MST
Missionaries in the Missouri Independence Mission put their talents and creative energies together to compile this music video and say "Merry Christmas" this holiday season. The video features James the Mormon's "Angels We Have Heard on High," clips from LDS Media, and the missionaries' own footage of doing good deeds in order to encourage others to #LightTheWorld with acts of service.
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By  LDS Living
December 04, 2017 05:24 PM MST
From her appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to her millions of views on her YouTube channel, there's no doubting Claire Ryann has some serious talent. And Claire often uses her incredible talents to share her testimony, like she does in this sweetest daddy-daughter duet of "Silent Night" for the #LightTheWorld campaign. Check out the video below.
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December 01, 2017 02:49 PM MST
This is so exciting. And to think the Church is teaming up with leaders and celebrities from around the world to help spread Christ's light and love.
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December 01, 2017 02:42 PM MST
Goats, chickens, eyeglasses, pacifiers—not exactly the variety most would expect when looking at vending machines. But that's the point for this particular Light the World feature, which also happens to be the first of its kind.
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By  LDS Living
November 30, 2017 09:19 PM MST
Nik Day, along with former The Voice contestants Lauryn Judd and Noelle Bybee, came together to create their new epic music video "Light up the World." Featuring the talents of The Point Academy dancers, this music video is just the thing to inspire you for the upcoming #LightTheWorld campaign. Check it out below.
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By  LDS Living
November 29, 2017 06:04 PM MST
As part of the Church's #LighttheWorld Christmas campaign, LDS 12-year-old Lyza Bull released a cover of “Stand in the Light” by Jordan Smith.
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By  LDS Living
November 29, 2017 05:20 PM MST
If you haven't thought of ideas to participate in the Church's 2017 #LighttheWorld initiative, you're not too late. This 25-days-of-service campaign doesn't officially start until this Friday, December 1.
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November 28, 2017 07:00 PM MST
Mormon celebrities and artists recently collaborated to create five fantastic videos for the 2017 Light the World campaign.
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November 23, 2017 01:45 AM MST
After the success the Church saw last year with their Christmas initiative, they decided to once again #LIGHTtheWORLD with Christ's love and light, hoping to set the world ablaze with service.
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January 13, 2017 08:25 PM MST
After the invitation went out on Nov. 25 for members to join the "Light the World" initiative, members everywhere served in Christlike ways during the Christmas season to draw closer to the Savior.
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December 30, 2016 12:53 PM MST
Even though Christmas is over and our attention turns to making resolutions and the new year, it doesn't mean that we lose our responsibility to light the world. If you participated in the Church's 2016 #LIGHTtheWORLD Christmas campaign, you have served others for over 21 days, which is long enough to form a habit.
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December 21, 2016 02:46 PM MST
Last year, AdAge ranked the Church's #ASaviorIsBornvideo and campaign as one of the top 10 most viral ads during the holiday season.
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December 20, 2016 07:31 PM MST
With nearly 69 million collective views, the Light the World campaign videos have inspired many across the world to participate in acts of Christlike service.
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By  LDS Living
December 20, 2016 04:04 PM MST
What do Light the World, gasoline, and LDS YouTube star Stuart Edge have in common?
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By  LDS Living
December 20, 2016 01:00 PM MST
In this heartwarming new video, the music group Dahlia Row perform a cover of "December Song," by Peter Hollens, and share the spirit of giving and the magic of Christmas. Watch what happens when one little boy writes a selfless letter to Santa in the #LIGHTtheWORLD music video below:
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December 19, 2016 04:17 PM MST
The following is a true Christmas story, one that can help inspire each of us to share the Savior's love and light. The narrator of the story is the daughter of the man whose story is being told. She was only 6 years old when this story took place and the original kitchen set she received was used in this video.
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By  LDS Living
December 17, 2016 01:00 PM MST
The Gardiner Sisters released their own rendition of "Angels We Have Heard on High" as part of the Church's #LIGHTtheWORLD Christmas campaign. Watch their video below:
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By  LDS Living
December 15, 2016 11:10 AM MST
In a beautiful cover of Kari Jobe's "When Hope Came Down," the vocal group SPARK joined the Church's #LIGHTtheWORLD Christmas campaign. SPARK, composed of members throughout the Wasatch Front, hopes to encourage others to "rise up in faith and be a light to the world," according to their YouTube page.
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By  LDS Living
December 03, 2016 05:00 PM MST
As part of the Church's 2016 "Light the World" Christmas campaign, many LDS artists have released music videos to spread the message of the gospel with their fans. American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic also released a peaceful instrumental version of "Candlelight Carol" to #LIGHTtheWORLD.
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By  LDS Living
December 02, 2016 06:42 PM MST
While taking part in two viral hashtags, Boy Scout Troop 1262—which is made up of young refugees and led by former refugee Saborn Va—helped #LIGHTtheWORLD while doing the mannequin challenge on Temple Square this Christmas season. Check out their fun video below:
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December 01, 2016 02:58 PM MST
December 1 is the official "Worldwide Day of Service," kicking off the Church's Christmas campaign, "Light the World." In the 25 days leading up to Christmas Day, members are encouraged to spread the light of Christ by serving every day and using the hashtag #LIGHTtheWORLD on social media.
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December 01, 2016 01:54 PM MST
The Church's 2016 "Light the World" Christmas campaign encourages everyone to serve in the 25 days leading up to Christmas. However, sometimes it can be a bit tricky to think of new ways to serve. Whether you're looking for daily service projects or ideas for Secret Santa or "Elving" like in the new family Christmas hit, The Christmas Project, here are 30 simple service ideas to get you started:
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December 01, 2016 09:24 AM MST
With the kickoff of the Church's Light the World Christmas initiative, the Church is beginning a new campaign December 1 to help participants serve each of the 25 days leading up to Christmas: 25 Ways Over 25 Days.
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By  LDS Living
November 29, 2016 12:22 PM MST
Mormon Newsroom Pacific recently shared this short video of three-time Olympic medalist and four-time world champion shot putter Valerie Adams sharing her testimony of our Savior.
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By  LDS Living
November 26, 2016 09:54 AM MST
For the Church's new Christmas initiative, #LIGHTtheWORLD—which encourages people to bring light to this Christmas season by doing acts of service for one another—YouTube star Peter Hollens and his wife, Evynne, created this stunning a cappella version of "Grown Up Christmas List." In the video, the Hollens' show just a few ways we can share love and light this season as we reach out to others.
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