Day 4  #LightTheWorld: Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbour as Thyself

Day 4  #LightTheWorld: Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbour as Thyself

News Release
 

The last weekend of November, 30 young men from Baldivis,12-18 years, divided themselves into 10 teams with a goal to cut the lawns of 100 people in a single day.

Working as a team, the boys, travelled through their local areas and sought out homes in need of a quick refresh. The boys were trained on how to approach the various home owners and ask if they could help out by mowing their lawns.

This "Movember" project, named after the Cancer Awareness project that shares the same name, was the brainchild of Jared Greening, the boys' youth leader.

Greening said “Many of the young fellas are not old enough to grow moustaches of their own so we thought we would mow lawns instead.”

James Bennett, bishop of the Baldivis ward (congregation) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stated, “Many people have wondered why we continue to run this activity which is now in its 4th year. Our answer is twofold;

Firstly we seek to assist the community which we feel is a great joy and also our duty as Christians to help those in need. 

Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, we seek to build good Christian men to serve in our church and our community. This is a great way to teach our boys that setting a goal, preparing and planning, working hard to meet that goal, and achieving the desired outcome is one of our greatest joys and teaching opportunities.”

Bishop Bennett also reported that they did indeed reach their goal of 100 lawns in a single day.

Jesus told us to love our neighbours. Whether our "neighbours" live next door or in another country, we can show Christlike love for them through service.

Click on the video below to watch Day 4. How will you #LightTheWorld today? For suggestions visit mormon.org.

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