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LDS Church to launch '#LIGHTtheWORLD' 2016 Christmas initiative

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced its 2016 Christmas initiative on Monday.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced its 2016 Christmas initiative on Monday.
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On Monday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a new video promoting a 25-day initiative to bring the light of Christ to the world.

The campaign, which begins Nov. 25 and ends Jan. 7, encourages people to commit to one kind act a day throughout the month of December. These kind acts include feeding the hungry, helping the sick, ministering to children and clothing the naked, among others.

Along with the video, the LDS Church also launched a new website that provides resources and ideas to those willing to participate. The website contains more specific examples of ways to help those in need, such as making dinner for a family on a tight budget, giving blood at a local blood bank, setting aside one night a week for family and donating clothes to a local homeless shelter.

People who participate can use the hashtag #LIGHTtheWORLD on social media to share the positive actions they are taking to help others.

Each action included in the campaign is intended to reflect the love Jesus Christ has for his children and to promote Christlike behavior during the holiday season.

You can watch the video explaining the campaign here.

Brittany Binowski is a senior web producer for Deseret National. You may contact her at bbinowski@deseretdigital.com or tweet her online @binowski.