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As many are burdened with fear, uncertainty and the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic this Christmas season, President Russell M. Nelson shared a message of hope and joy with the world. 

“The Christmas season is near and dear to my heart, as I know it is to many of you,” President Nelson said in a video message released Thursday, Dec. 16. “Given all that we have experienced during this past year and more, may I share a message about how we can help transform lives during this special time of year?

“As you watch, I invite you to ponder the ways you personally can reach out and help others experience the light of Jesus Christ this Christmas.”

The three-minute message — titled “The Light of Christmas” — premiered on President Nelson’s social media channels and the Church’s YouTube channel. Following scenes of various indoor and outdoor lights being turned on, the video depicts gatherings of happy families, as well as those who are lonely and struggling during the season. 

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