Monday, December 5, 2016

Dec 5 - Jesus Healed the Sick and So Can You


#LIGHTtheWORLD

Advent Calendar of Ways to Lift and Serve Others

Day 5 - Jesus Healed the Sick and So Can You:

Here are a few ways you could do that:

- donate blood at your local blood bank
- sign up to be an organ donor
- visit someone who is ill or in need of service
- take a meal to a shut-in
- call someone who has been feeling down
- resolve to pray daily for someone who is sick or suffering
- care for someone in need


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Dec 4 - Jesus Worshipped His Father and So Can You

Dec 4 #LIGHTtheWORLD

Advent Calendar of Kindness

Jesus Worshipped His Father and So Can You

What are some ways we can show our love to our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ?  How can we worship them in more holiness and sincerity?

- attend a church service in your area -- you're always invited to one of ours (Find one Here:)
- make a goal to offer a kneeling prayer to Heavenly Father every day in December
- help clean-up or maintain a church building
- read over the commandments and see how you can do better
- read and ponder the scriptures
- thank your Heavenly Father for all He has done for you and for sending His beloved Son

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Dec 3 - Jesus Helped Others to See and So Can You

#LIGHTtheWORLD - 2016

Jesus Helped Others to See and So Can You

How can we help others' see; physically or spiritually?

Some ideas of things you can do today to be of service to another:

- Find an eyeglass collection box and donate an old pair (some Walmart stores have them)
- Point out a virtue in someone they don't see in themselves
- Promote a vision charity on social media
- Look for the good in all those around you
- Read to the blind or record a book on CD for someone visually impaired
- Share love or lend a hand to someone who can't see past the problems of today


Friday, December 2, 2016

Dec. 2 - Jesus Honored His Parents and So Can You



Advent Calendar

Jesus Honored His Parents and So Can You:

Here are a few things you could do to honor your parents this day:

- call them (not text)
- write a handwritten note to them or to your in-laws
- learn about an ancestor and share their story (familysearch.org provides help)
- make a choice to live better - to show them honor
- forgive them, or someone else, if you've been hurt


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Dec 1 - WorldWide Day of Service

This beautiful Christmas season we share the LDS Church 2016 Initiative #LIGHTtheWORLD! Each of us can bless and lift another. Each of us can share in the burden of someone in need, thereby lifting and uplifiting them, as did the Savior.



Our hope, is that we will each reach-out to others this year; serve, love, show kindness, share a smile, lighten a load. As we do so, our burdens, too, are lifted. For, when we lose ourselves in service to another, our burdens, too, are lifted.

Monthly Advent Calendar

Dec. 1  Jesus lifted Others' Burdens and So Can You!

What can we do today to lift a burden for someone else?  Think and ponder on something that you can do for someone in need.


Monday, November 14, 2016

#LIGHTtheWORLD - Preparing for Christmas

This year we're participating in a beautiful campaign to remind all of us to Ponder on The life of Jesus Christ - the Light of the World.  The campaign entitled #LIGHTtheWORLD teaches us that the life of Christ was marked by service to others.  

What better way to celebrate Christmas than to follow His example? To kick off this 2016 Christmas initiative, they are inviting everyone to participate in a Worldwide Day of Service on December 1st. We've been asked to please consider helping a loved one, a neighbor, or even a complete stranger. They hope that thousands of stories of giving and receiving service will be shared online and we hope that our audience will be numbered among those who took this seriously; as we're all here to help one another and this is a good opportunity to do so.

We're sharing their Christmas website, original video, and short daily-challenge videos from December 1-25 showcasing that day’s service activity. Each of these elements has great power to teach, inspire and uplift this holiday season.

Please consider watching and sharing! We hope that we can add LIGHT to this world by the small acts of service we give to one another; and contribute to the ripple effect of enlightening and lighting the world.

#LIGHTtheWORLD

WorldWide DAY of SERVICE - Dec.1, 2016