News Release

Latter-day Saints in South Pacific Prepare to ‘Light the World with Love’ this Christmas Season

Worldwide Christmas initiative focuses on Jesus Christ and helping others

Members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and other parts of the South Pacific are looking forward to participate in a Christmas initiative called “Light the World with Love.”

Learn more about the worldwide Christmas initiative aimed at helping people celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ through worship and by helping others, here.

Christmas videos, daily service prompt calendars and other resources are now available at

Local videos and other posts about Christmas and suggestions for making it a special time of year will be published on over the coming weeks.

“We love Christmas for a lot of reasons. It certainly brings a greater focus on the message and mission of Jesus Christ,” said Elder Ian S. Ardern, president of the Pacific Area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“We hope many people will take the opportunity to 'light the world with love' this Christmas season. A good place to start is to visit the website where you will be inspired to serve others as Jesus has taught and shown us.”

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