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Latter-day Saints in Sydney ‘Light The World’

Each year during the Christmas season, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints make extra efforts to serve in their communities. They want to #LightTheWorld by touching hearts and changing lives, following the example of Jesus Christ.

Saints in Sydney, Australia have been joyfully participating.


A family in the Baulkham Hills Stake (group of congregations) decided to pick up rubbish on their walk to and from school. The children had a great time and told their parents that they loved helping Heavenly Father make their earth beautiful again.

Following the service suggestion on the #LightTheWorld calendar another Church member decided to make a pledge to the non-profit organization “Clean Up Australia” which offers volunteers a number of ways to help keep Australia beautiful.


Another calendar suggestion to highlight “heroes” of Christlike love on social media led some Church members to post about how missionaries worked alongside Pacific Assist, a not-for-profit charity, to collect, pack, and ship containers of donated school furniture to school in Lae, Papua New Guinea.


Other members posted about missionaries that they met who expressed their excitement to be “pioneers of a new era,” as they live in a time when they can use technology and social media platforms to find new ways to share messages of Jesus Christ.

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Emily Kwok, following the invitation to post on social media about “something that brings you peace,” posted a photo of a temple. She captioned her picture with, “Without the elegant Christmas lights this year, we can still visit the temple grounds this Christmas season and experience the peace and calm the Temple brings.”

To participate in the #LightTheWorld season of service, download the calendar.

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