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.
Gaige and I helped out at @_tonyjefferson charity event. Was so much fun shopping with the kids. Helping them pick out toys and useful items was amazing. Beautiful kids.... #LightTheWorld #Day5 pic.twitter.com/25Sg7OE6pc— Eric Weddle (@weddlesbeard) December 6, 2017
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
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf and Sister Cristina B. Franco reiterated their messages from the First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional on Facebook.
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.”
Elder David A. Bednar’s Facebook account shared the apostle’s thoughts on symbols of Christmas.
Sister Joy D. Jones shared a photo from her and her fellow sister general auxiliary leader’s recent trip to Canada.
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.
Sister Carol F. McConkie shared a new video about the importance of prioritizing prayer.