In an email to people who participated in the 2019 #LightTheWorld initiative, the Church sent the following email:
#LightTheWorld 2019: Thank You
As we look back at last year’s #LightTheWorld, we can’t help but feel overwhelmed with gratitude for your participation.
This year, we saw 8MM+ website visitors to LightTheWorld.org and 16.5MM+ video views. This wouldn’t have been possible without the 150K+ social posts featuring daily service prompts, Giving Machines, The Christ Child nativity film, invitations to church, and more. You used your voice to help spread the light of Christ.
More than $6.2MM was given by over 100K people at Giving Machines around the world. Here were your favorite items donated:
- 2.5MM+ Meals
- 1.5MM+ Vaccines
- 93K+ Chickens
- 62K+ School Supplies
- 12.7K+ Clothing Items
- 11.4K+ Glasses
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you! We couldn’t have done it without you. We truly believe in the power each of you has to spread light and goodness to everyone around you. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf says it best:
“With the blessings of modern technology, we can express gratitude and joy about God’s great plan for His children in a way that can be heard not only around our workplace but around the world. Sometimes a single phrase of testimony can set events in motion that affect someone’s life for eternity. The most effective way to preach the gospel is through example. If we live according to our beliefs, people will notice. If the countenance of Jesus Christ shines in our lives, if we are joyful and at peace with the world, people will want to know why.”
Thank you for your Christ-like examples and for helping us #LightTheWorld!
It was wonderful to participate and know my donations are given 100%.
I loved participating in this marvelous cause. As has already been stated, it’s wonderful to truly know that everything that was contributed was utilized for which it was given and not put in someone else’s pocket. I think we should do this year round, not just at Christmas time.
We live so far from Utah – I was in envy that they had these things in Utah. However we were in Arizona for a few days last Thanksgiving and there was one in Chandler? I stopped and donated something ( a goat ) then went home and told my wife and cousins and we all went down, visited and donated. I suppose there is a list of where they have these and could look that up but… did not… I would hope they would have some kind of “on line service”. It might boast the support for those that truly live in the “hinterlands” or out of “Mormon Valley”. Looked it up – none north of the California boarder or East of the rocky mountains except for New York. That is a shame.