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justfunchristmasinitiative (Mormon.org Christmas goals)

Christmas Initiative, sponsored by mormon.org

DAY # 1 — JESUS LIFTED OTHERS’ BURDENS —

  • Ask Heavenly Father to make you more aware of the burdens of those around you.
  • Volunteer to help a friend move.
  • Learn more about the process of going through addiction recovery.
  • Read Matthew 11:28-30 and discuss with others how Jesus can help us through life’s difficult challenges.
  • Clear the snow of the sidewalks of an elderly neighbor.
  • Share an experience on social media of a time when prayer helped you carry a burden.
  • Help a caregiver of a disabled person by running an errand or spending time.
  • Carry a backpack or other load for someone.

DAY # 2 — JESUS HONORED HIS PARENTS —

  • Call your parents.
  • Write a handwritten note to your parents or in-laws.
  • Learn about an ancestor and share the story.
  • Ask your parents for advice on parenting your own children.
  • Create an audio recording of your parents’ life stories.
  • Set up a weekly video chat with your parents.
  • Digitize some old photos for your parents.
  • Post about a positive characteristic that you inherited from your parents.
  • Do chores with your family around your parents’ home.
  • Tell your parents about how they were right, and be specific!

DAY # 3 — JESUS HELPED OTHERS TO SEE —

  • Point out a virtue in another person that he or she might not see in themselves.
  • Promote a vision charity.
  • Learn about raising a guide dog.
  • Take a disability awareness course.
  • Be eyes for a blind person at bemyeyes.org
  • Read a scriptural account of Jesus healing a blind person.
  • Read a book to someone with impaired vision.
  • Use social media to help people see the good in the world.

DAY # 4 — JESUS WORSHIPED HIS FATHER —

  • Attend a church service in your area.
  • Make a goal to offer a kneeling prayer every day this month.
  • Help clean up or maintain a church.
  • Discuss with someone what it means to worship God.  Make a goal to improve.
  • Visit a temple or other religious site.

DAY # 5 — JESUS HEALED THE SICK —

  • Resolve to pray daily for your loved ones who are sick or suffering.
  • Take a CPR or life-saving course.
  • Volunteer at a hospital or rest home.
  • Learn about how you or your loved ones could benefit from a blessing.
  • Donate something to a childrens’ hospital.
  • Learn how to donate your hair to people with cancer.
  • Visit someone who is sick or suffering.
  • Ask God for opportunities to help the sick.

DAY # 6 — JESUS READ THE SCRIPTURES —

  • Set your alarm early for scripture study.
  • Post your favorite scripture on social media.
  • Text a scripture to someone who needs a boost.
  • Memorize a favorite scripture.
  • Download a scripture app to make your gospel study easier.
  • Listen to scriptures during your commute.
  • Find three scriptures that resonate with you.  Share them with someone.
  • Put a scripture app on the home screen of your smartphone.

DAY # 7 — JESUS FED THE HUNGRY —

  • Donate non-perishable items to a food bank.
  • Invite a neighbor on a tight budget to dinner.
  • Learn about satisfying spiritual hunger (start with John 6:35).
  • Eat out at restaurants that give back through donated food.
  • Volunteer to deliver meals to those in need.
  • Learn about how fasting and giving offerings can help feed those in need.
  • Share a low-cost recipe to help people better feed their families.
  • Pray to know who needs help, and HELP!

DAY # 8 — JESUS PRAYED FOR OTHERS —

  • Ask God how you can be an answer to another person’s prayer.
  • Pray with your family, right now!
  • Offering a vocal prayer of gratitude, asking for nothing.
  • Pray for a friend that’s going through rough times.
  • Read and reflect upon the Lord’s prayer (Matthew 6:9-13)
  • Ask God for help in facing a big challenge.
  • Write down three things that you could talk with God about tonight.

DAY # 9 — JESUS VISITED THE LONELY —

  • Visit a nursing home.
  • Invite a widow or widower to dinner.
  • Identify someone who will be alone for Christmas.  Invite him or her to attend church with you on Sunday.
  • Send a friendly text to someone who could use a boost.
  • Send a letter or message to someone who is currently living away from home.
  • Identify someone in your neighborhood that you have never met.  Take a treat to them and introduce yourself.
  • Sit by a new person and get to know him or her.

DAY # 10 — JESUS HELPED PEOPLE TO WALK —

  • Donate your old crutches, wheelchair, or walker to a group that refurbishes them.
  • Contribute to a cause that provides crutches, wheelchairs, or walkers.
  • Plan an activity that is catered to a friend with a disability.
  • Research easy ways to prevent future immobility.
  • Offer to help an elderly person run errands.
  • Shovel snow off of sidewalks in your area.
  • Donate shoes to a charity for those in need.

DAY # 11 — JESUS MINISTERED TO CHILDREN —

  • Ask your children what they think your family should pray about.
  • Purchase a picture of Jesus for your child’s room.  Teach your child about Christ’s love for them.
  • Read with a child about how Jesus interacted with children (Mark 10:13-16).
  • Sign up to mentor ‘at-risk’ children.
  • Take each of your children on a ‘one-on-one’ activity.
  • Teach your child how to pray.
  • Make time for family dinner.
  • When your child is talking to you, stop everything else and listen.

DAY # 12 — JESUS TAUGHT OTHERS —

  • Share your favorite teaching or story of Jesus on social media.
  • Teach your children something you were taught by your parents or grandparents.
  • Teach a family member or friend something you have recently learned from the scriptures.
  • Invite friends into your home for FHE.
  • Sign up to share your professional advice at a school career day.
  • Volunteer to help coach a youth sports team.
  • Watch an online tutorial to learn a new skill that can benefit others.

DAY # 13 — Jesus showed humility —

  • Share an experience with loved ones about a time you had to rely on God.
  • Ask a parent how to deal with a current challenge in your life.
  • Think of a time you were wrong about a person.  Share it with a loved one.
  • Do some bragging today – about someone else.
  • Ask someone for some honest advice on a personal problem you are facing.

DAY # 14 — Jesus taught others to clothe the naked –

  • Collect winter clothing for your local homeless shelter.
  • Learn about how we should love those in need from a wise king (Mosiah 4:15-17).
  • Learn some basic sewing skills, or help someone to do the same.
  • Invite your children to go through their clothing and identify two complete outfits that can be donated to a thrift store.
  • Knit a cap for a newborn and donate it to a hospital.
  • Buy hand warmers and give them to people working or living outside in the cold.
  • Donate some old clothes to a charity or thrift store.

DAY # 15 — Jesus worshiped through song —

  • Invite a friend to attend a worship service on Christmas day to sing hymns and worship God.
  • Share your favorite performance of a Christmas hymn on social media.
  • Listen to Christmas hymns for an entire day.
  • Do some Christmas caroling over video chat.
  • Learn a new Christmas hymn.
  • Make a Christmas playlist and share it.
  • Include a musical program in your Christmas Eve festivities.
  • Go Christmas caroling to the widows, widowers, and lonely in your neighborhood or church congregation.

  DAY # 16 — Jesus showed compassion —

  • Participate in a local sub-for-Santa for a family that could use some holiday cheer.
  • Leave only encouraging comments on social media.
  • Pray for an opportunity today to show compassion to someone.
  • Find a GoFundMe.com account of a family or person in need and donate.
  • Look a homeless person in the eye and smile.
  • Volunteer to babysit the children of a single parent so he or she can finish Christmas shopping.
  • Make a simple sacrifice for someone else.

   DAY # 17 — Jesus cared for his mother —

  • Call your mother right now.
  • Make a list of all the things your mother has done for you.  Send it to her.
  • Identify a motherly figure in your life and take her some flowers.
  • Help your mother understand a new form of technology.
  • Re-create a photo from your childhood and give it to your mother.
  • Set a goal to pray for and give thanks for your mother every day.
  • Record your mother sharing her life story.
  • Compile a list with your siblings of your mother’s favorite sayings.
  • Read the account of the Savior’s last words to His mother (John 19:26-27).

  DAY # 18 — JESUS HONORED THE SABBATH —

  • Turn off your phone for a few hours on a Sunday.
  • Attend a religious service in your area on Sunday.
  • Visit a family member on Sunday.
  • Memorize a favorite scripture or religious quote on Sunday.
  • Discover your ancestors by doing some family history on a Sunday.
  • Invite someone over for Sunday dinner.
  • Spend some time updating or starting your own personal history on Sunday.
  • Write down some ways you could draw closer to God on a Sunday.
  • Support a business that closes on Sunday (obviously on a day other than Sunday).

    DAY # 19 — JESUS CALMED THE STORM —

  • Learn ways you can help people around the world through charitable donations.
  • Review response plans for disasters or emergencies in your area.
  • Give your family or loved ones the gift of a 72-hour kit for emergencies.
  • Listen to a performance of “Master, The Tempest Is Raging”.
  • Help shovel out your neighborhood after a snow storm.
  • Help an elderly or disabled person winterize their home.
  • Help your loved ones stock their cars with warm emergency clothes.
  • Give a gift to someone who could use a pick-me-up.

DAY # 20 — JESUS SAW POTENTIAL IN OTHERS —

  • Be a mentor or tutor to someone.
  • Take a child to work with you and let him or her do a small part of your job.
  • Donate to a scholarship at your local high school.
  • Cheer someone on!  Attend an event (athletic, cultural, etc.) to support someone you know.
  • Help a child learn to set goals.
  • Contribute your abilities to an adult education class in your area.

DAY # 21 — Jesus forgave others —

  • Is there a family member you haven’t talked to recently?  Call him or her.
  • Make a list of grudges.  Find a way to let them all go.
  • Do you have a particularly difficult neighbor or co-worker?  Be extra-nice to him or her this week.
  • Be kind instead of right for an entire day.
  • Pray for someone who has hurt you.
  • Re-friend or re-follow someone with whom you have had a falling out.
  • Try to see things from the point of view of someone who has upset you.
  • Remember a time when someone forgave you and how it felt.
  • Ask God to help you be more forgiving of others in your life.

DAY # 22 — Jesus showed gratitude —

  • Give a simple gift to your mail carrier to raise spirits during his busiest season.
  • Offer a prayer of gratitude.  No requests. Just thanks.
  • Write a thank-you letter to someone who has positively influenced your life.
  • Fill your home or office with surprise thank-you notes for people to discover during the day.
  • Start a notebook to record things you are grateful for each day.
  • Make a vow of no complaining for one day.  For each time you break the vow, pay a compliment to someone.

DAY # 23 — Jesus was a peacemaker —

  • Do you owe someone an apology?  Resolve to take action and offer it.

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