For an extra special Christmas season this year, consider joining along in the “Light the world. In 25 ways. Over 25 days” initiative by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ primary organization. They have put together suggestions of things that children can do daily to celebrate and share the Spirit of Christmas in December. Check it out at Mormon.org/downloads.
And of course, teens and adults can participate as well!
“‘We are reminding children that Jesus Christ is the light of the world,’ said Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary General President. By participating in the “Light the World” initiative, children can do the things that help them not only come to know, but also emulate, the Savior.
“’We love the children,’ she said. ‘We have faith in them to be lights. We see their potential and it is grand.’…
“Serving others is ‘not a burden, but a way of life,’ explained Sister Jones, noting that she hopes this campaign will help families realize ‘we don’t do anything without Him.’
“‘When children share their light, they give a beautiful Christmas gift, said Sister Bingham, First Counselor in the Primary General Presidency. ‘You can give a Christmas gift of service—the most powerful gift you can give.’
“Sister Cordon said children can be involved in the campaign in simple ways without spending money. As they do, their hearts will change and they will have different expectations of Christmas; instead of wondering what they will get this year they will say, ‘What are we going to do for someone else today?’
“’We need to bring the Savior into our hearts and into our families,’ she said….’We are all trying to walk the same path that He walked,’ added Sister Cordon. ‘We are trying to see others the way He sees them,’ said Sister Jones….finding ways to light the world will not be hard. ‘There are so many sad people in the world.’
“‘These things come natural to children, who are so full of love and compassion,’ said Sister Bingham.”
How about it, are you game? 🙂