The following was written by Valerie Johnson for the Deseret News. To read the full article, click here

In a continuation of last year’s Christmas media campaign, the Church has asked again for people around the globe to give of their time, talents and resources to help others in need in order to “Light the World” throughout December.

A video released on Nov. 24 shows people around the world performing various acts of service — painting over graffiti, feeding people in need, shoveling snow, or donating food, clothing and money.

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Elder Brent H. Nielsen, General Authority Seventy and executive director of the Missionary Department, said, “Building on last year’s #LIGHTtheWORLD Christmas Initiative, this year’s effort continues the invitation to serve others as the Savior did. By visiting Mormon.org daily, those who wish to get involved with the #LIGHTtheWORLD Initiative can learn new ways to participate.”

Much of the campaign will be familiar to those who participated last year. The Church encourages members and non-members alike to give service to those in need. This year, however, every day in December has a suggestion for an act of service that is based on a teaching of Jesus Christ and also features a video.

To read more about this campaign and how you can participate, click here