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Jeremy Guthrie shared a photo and a scripture on Instagram as part of the #LightTheWorld initiative.

The #LightTheWorld initiative is in full swing, and in addition to posts from LDS Church leaders, several professional athletes have joined in on social media. Baltimore Ravens’ safety Eric Weddle and former Major League Baseball pitcher Jeremy Guthrie have both used the hashtag on social media this week. David Archuleta also shared photos from his recent trip to Peru using the hashtag.

Guthrie has shared two posts on Instagram with the hashtag, and both include artistic photos accompanied by scriptures.

Meanwhile, Weddle has shared many photos of his family’s daily participation in the initiative.

In a post about his recent trip to Peru, David Archuleta paid tribute to Flor Chonsen, a woman who has worked in an orphanage for the past 27 years.

We ended our trip in Peru today going with Mormon Helping Hands to an orphanage in Peru. Flor Chonsen (in the 3rd photo) took us around to see the orphanage where she has worked the last 27 years, as she and her husband couldn't have kids of their own. It is part of the #lighttheworld campaign and more videos will come out on Mormon.org later this month on the calendar with stories and ways to serve. After the orphanage visit I went to the Mormon temple in Lima, a place where I can always find refuge and can feel closer to Christ, following a Christmas devotional for South American youth. Today reminded me of the real purpose behind Christmas and I want to stay in that purpose this season. I invite y'all to join me in lighting the world this December, and check out the Light the World calendar on Mormon.org to find ways how to serve in the way that you can! #peru #lima #justserve #iluminaelmundo #christmas

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President Dieter F. Uchtdorf and Sister Cristina B. Franco reiterated their messages from the First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional on Facebook.

During this beloved Christmas season, it is fitting that we take delight in the lights, music, gifts, and glitter. This...

Posted by Dieter F Uchtdorf on Sunday, December 3, 2017

For the last several weeks, I have pondered this question: How can we today enjoy the same peace and good will toward...

Posted by Cristina B. Franco on Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sister Jean B. Bingham shared a video of the Relief Society general presidency trying out the charity vending machines on Temple Square.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson expressed his prayer that for this Christmas season that all “might have some sense of the beloved status you occupy as the Lord’s son or daughter.”

I once heard a radio interview featuring Bishop Desmond Tutu, the Anglican archbishop in South Africa, in which he was...

Posted by D Todd Christofferson on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Elder David A. Bednar’s Facebook account shared the apostle’s thoughts on symbols of Christmas.

The Symbols of ChristmasHave you ever considered the symbolism of our Christmas decorations, traditions, and...

Posted by David A Bednar on Monday, December 4, 2017

Sister Joy D. Jones shared a photo from her and her fellow sister general auxiliary leader’s recent trip to Canada.

I was so happy to visit Vancouver, British Columbia, last weekend with my dear sisters Jean B. Bingham and Carol F....

Posted by Joy D. Jones on Thursday, December 7, 2017

Elder Ronald A. Rasband posted on Facebook about a quilt his sister, Nancy, made in honor of his grandson Paxton, who passed away after being born with a rare genetic disorder.

During Christmastime, I especially miss our little grandson Paxton. Born with a rare genetic disorder, Paxton suffered...

Posted by Ronald A. Rasband on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Sister Carol F. McConkie shared a new video about the importance of prioritizing prayer.

I love the words of the hymn “Ere you left your room this morning, did you think to pray?” Prayer is a mighty spiritual foundation for each of us every day. It is the opportunity to commune with our Father in Heaven, in the name of Jesus Christ, to express gratitude and seek guidance by the Holy Ghost. In a world often chaotic and confusing, a humble prayer will keep us shielded, settled, and centered on the things of most importance.The Apostle Paul taught the word of the Lord. “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace … which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6–7).I know that whenever we seek our Father in prayer, He hears and He will answer. He knows all things and is perfect in love, and He will give us the wisdom we need if we will ask in prayer.

Posted by Michelle D. Craig on Thursday, December 7, 2017