Service. It’s more than just a word. It’s an action you can take to help others. For some, it’s a holiday tradition. For others, it’s a lifestyle. This year I would like to talk to you about #LIGHTtheWORLD. LIGHT the WORLD is a campaign to try to emulate the teachings of Jesus this December by emulating his service to the world. Starting with the Worldwide Day of Service on December 1st you can visit Mormon.org every day to find a service activity that you can do. No one is asking for your money, they’re asking you to find a way to serve, which is what the holiday season is all about.
Let me share some of the ways Pink Ninja Blog is trying to serve.
Jesus Taught Us To Clothe the Naked and So Can You
Do you have clothing that you don’t wear or doesn’t fit? I know I do. Probably more than I care to admit. A lot of people are not so fortunate. It doesn’t take much to help out by putting together a box or two (or 14 it seems like) of clothes that you can donate to local organizations to help out those less fortunate. Extra benefit? Think of all the extra space you’ll regain in your basement.
Jesus Fed the Hungry and So Can You
I have never made a secret of that fact that I am a couponer. We used to give to food drives at work, and it was comforting knowing I would help feed one or two people. But you know what really gives you a warm glowy feeling inside? Knowing that you single handedly fed every person that would show up at a food pantry for a day or two or three or a week.
Now I’m not advocating that you empty out your closet of every piece of clothing. Or that you go out and buy 50 newspapers worth of coupons just so you can go stock up on Pop-Tarts to donate to a food pantry. But if you want to help bring a little light to the world, there are plenty of suggestions for ways to help out. Jesus brought light to the world, you can help LIGHT the WORLD too. Head to Mormon.org for suggestions on how you can someone’s world. All you have to do is lend your hands and your heart.
Disclaimer: This post is written in collaboration with Mormon.org. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own.