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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has launched its annual Light the World Christmas initiative in an effort to “Light the World with Love,” which is this year’s theme.

“Jesus Christ is the light of the world,” said Elder Marcus B. Nash, a General Authority Seventy. “Those who follow Him live with light, joy and hope—even in dark times (John 8:12). As we remember His birth this Christmas season, let us also remember His exemplary life and the things He taught us.”

A new video of a modern Nativity is featured on

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