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How Do BYU-Pathway Students Light the World?

Sharing blessings and remembering the Lord’s help can make the Christmas season bright


In the annual “ Light the World ” tradition, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites members to reflect on their blessings and to find opportunities to serve. This Christmas season, consider taking some time to reflect on all you’ve accomplished this past year and consider your goals for next year. Hopefully at least one of those goals involves coming closer to the Savior, Jesus Christ, and finding opportunities to share His light with others. Learn how BYU-Pathway Worldwide students are following His example!

Fernanda Carlos, a BYU-Pathway student from Utah, USA.

“BYU-Pathway brought me many blessings, one of them being the desire to serve a full-time mission,” said Fernanda Carlos, a student from Utah, USA. “I felt inspired by the uplifting environment that PathwayConnect provided to serve the Lord and give a little bit back of what I had received during that time.”

Patrick Kwame Antwi, a BYU-Pathway student from Ghana

Patrick Kwame Antwi, a student from Ghana, said, “In the first semester of BYU-Pathway, they helped us develop Christlike attributes. Once you develop the Christlike attributes, you also have to develop professional skills so that you can be balanced … [and] become useful to the Lord, to your community, and to your family.”

April Leslie Deal, a BYU-Pathway student from Florida, USA

As a single mother in Florida, USA, April Leslie Deal’s gathering group brought light into her life through their love and support. After emailing the group that she wasn’t sure if she could continue, she said, “Pretty much everyone replied back and said, ‘We got you. We’ll pray for you. We support you. You can do this. We’re with you,’” April said. “I started to see little miracles and to feel God’s love for me.”

Your BYU-Pathway education is designed to help you to grow and to develop the attributes of Christ, so that you can help # LightTheWorld .

The Savior taught, “Ye are the light of the world…. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” 1