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What You Need to Know About Light The World 2019: One by One

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Since 2016, Light the World has inspired millions around the world to give back throughout the Christmas season. This year, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offers the specific invitation to light the world one person at a time.

Here is what we know so far about Light the World 2019: One by One.

The Christ Child

This year, the Church will release a new short film about the birth of Christ. While we can’t release all of the information about the film just yet, we can let you know the film is the most historically accurate film depiction of the Nativity. You can watch the trailer below.

UPDATE: The full video is now available to watch here.


Giving Machines

The popular “Giving Machines” will be coming back this year in more locations than ever before: Gilbert, Arizona; San Jose, California; Denver, Colorado; Laie, Oahu, Hawaii; Las Vegas, Nevada; New York City, New York; Orem and Salt Lake City, Utah; London, England; and Manila, Philippines. In 2018, the Giving Machines brought in over $2 million from five worldwide locations.

Learn more here about the Giving Machines. 

Daily Service Prompts

Knowing how to serve isn’t always easy. This year, the Church will make lighting the world easier than ever with daily service prompts send straight to your phone. Other resources and calendars will be available at

UPDATE: Learn all about these service prompts and watch a new video here.

“These prompts are to help you focus not on how can I help, but who can I help,” said Tom Pratt, who oversees the program for the Church’s Missionary Department. “Of course, people can always seek inspiration for the best way to reach out to an individual.”

See our original list of 50 easy service ideas to help you light the world.

Invitation Sunday

On December 22, the Church invites all wards to host a special Christmas service designed to inspire those who may not be of our faith. The hope is each member will prayerfully consider someone they can invite to church for this Christmas service.

You can learn more at

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