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11 Days + Live Performance Broadcast

11 Days + Live Performance Broadcast

11th November 2018

Member Resource

November 2018 is the 100-Year anniversary of the end of WW1. Over 16 million people lost their lives. Today we strive to remember those who gave their all to protect their families, their way of life, and the liberties we enjoy, lest we forget.

'Their words. Our voices'

On Nov 11th, join us via Facebook Live for a live performance from London of 'Voices of the Great War' - a timeless tale of family, faith, and duty - on the centennial anniversary of the end of WWI.

'Voices of the Great War' features characters and events taken from the journals and letters of front-line soldiers and Homefront supporters during the Great War of 1914-1918. 

The event will be streamed live on this page, and on the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the United Kingdom Facebook page.

 

Lest We Forget!

Remembrance Day in 2018 falls on the Sabbath. It will be the 100 Year Anniversary of WW1.

11 days of Remembrance provides a unique opportunity to invite our congregations and friends to remember those who have gone before, either our own ancestors, or those from the community we live in.

The 11 Days of Remembrance is a programme created to remember those who have gone before. It includes suggestions such as:

  • Researching: Ancestors from World War 1 or from your local communities and other taking part in other family history related work.
  • Serving: 11 suggestions for each day in November leading up to 11/11/2018, of ways we can remember those who have gone before, to include service opportunities and ideas, an original letter and videos for each day of the week.
  • Planning: A special Sacrament meeting to be held on Sunday 11th November 2018
  • Inviting: Families and friends to an evening devotional of music & spoken word, with the option of staging a 60-minute show written for the occasion.

No aspect of this programme is mandatory. A range of options are available. Stake leaders may choose to use none, some or all of the ideas available, based on local needs and resource.

You can honour them by living the same values.

11 Days Calendar

We invite you to use the first 11 days of November 2018 for 11 Days of Remembrance. We have created a calendar that will help you to remember the values they shared. (Click the image on the right to download the calendar)

The calendar suggests 11 ways you can serve others in 11 days, such as:

  1. Resolve a disagreement
  2. When someone offends you, forgive them quickly
  3. Say only positive things to the people you meet, for the whole day

The calendar also containes links to daily videos and scriptures.

 

Choose a day (1-11)

(Mobile users scroll numbers left/right)

  

November 1: Find Peace

Just like the WOMEN OF ENGLAND - Christmas 1915

See Matthew 5:9

The women of England wrote to mothers in Germany about the virtues of peace instead of war.

How can you make peace?

Here are some ideas:

  • Stop finding fault with a friend or family member.
  • Resolve a disagreement.
  • Post something positive on social media today.

Read the original letter from WW1.

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November 2: Have Charity

Like SGT. JACK DORGAN - 7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers

See 1 Corinthians 13:13

Jack showed charity for his dying friend, Bob.

How will you show charity today?

Here are some ideas:

  • Use your time to serve someone in need.
  • Offer a bed, meal or hygiene kit to a 'rough sleeper'.
  • Hear someones story. Heal their heart.

Read the original letter from WW1.

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November 3: Love

Like SGT. STEFAN WESTMANN - 29th Division German Army

See Matthew 5:44

Stefan wished enemies could become friends.

How can you follow his example of love?

Here are some ideas:

  • When someone offends you, forgive them quickly
  • Get to know someone you'd usually ignore or try to avoid.

Read the original letter from WW1.

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November 4: Give Comfort

Like MRS MARY HALL

See Luke 4:18

Mrs Hall and other women comforted co-workers in their grief.

How can you give comfort to others?

Here are some ideas:

  • Visit, cook for, or read to someone who is ill.
  • Cheer up a friend who is brokenhearted.

Read the original letter from WW1.

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November 5: Serve

Like WILLIAM HACKET - 254th Tunneling Company The Royal Engineers

See Matthew 16:25

William gave his life to serve others.

What will you do today?

Here are some ideas:

  • Donate blood, learn CPR, or sign-on as an organ donor.
  • Read, teach or serve at a local school, hospital, charity or foodbank.
  • Volunteer at a crisis hotline.

Read the original letter from WW1.

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November 6: Share

Like SGT. RICHARD TOBIN - Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division

See Luke 3:11

Richard used his meager rations to feed a refugee baby.

How can you share with another today?

Here are some ideas:

  • Donate items or time to a homeless shelter or women's refuge.
  • Nourish someone with food or encouragement.

Read the original letter from WW1.

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November 7: Pray

Like SGT. BILL DANIELS - Royal Artillery

See James 1:5-6

Sergeant Daniels prayed in the trenches despite being teased.

How can you follow his example?

Here are some ideas:

  • Stand up for your own beliefs, or another person's rights.
  • Find a quiet place, bow your head and pray with the faith of a child.

Read the original letter from WW1.

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November 8: Find Hope

Like MISS MAY SINCLAIR

See Matthew 25:35

May volunteered at a shelter to give people hope.

How will you give others hope today?

Here are some ideas:

  • Cheer up someone who needs a good laugh.
  • Volunteer at a refugee shelter or soup kitchen.
  • Be someone's secret admirer, or write a note of appreciation to the elderly.

Read the original letter from WW1.

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November 9: Have Faith

Like PVT. NORMAN DEMUTH - 15th Battalion, London Regiment

See Hebrews 11:6

Norman had faith, even in his darkest hours.

How can you show faith?

Here are some ideas:

  • Make a list of all the blessings in your life.
  • Write down what lessons you are learning from your trials and challenges.
  • Give thanks for all the experiences that have made your life unique.

Read the original letter from WW1.

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November 10: Be Kind

Like SEAMAN JACK GEARING - Benbow Battalion, Royal Naval Division

See Ephesians 4:32

Jack Gearing took care of frightened soldiers with kindness and love.

How can you be kind today?

Here are some ideas:

  • Smile at a stranger.
  • Sing, play or read to the children in your home.
  • Say only positive things to the people you meet, for the whole day.

Read the original letter from WW1.

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November 11: Remember Them

See Galatians 5:1

How will you remember them today?

Here are some ideas:

  • This Remembrance Day, ponder the freedom, liberty and blessings you enjoy today because others paid a price to protect them.
  • Research your family tree and find an ancestor who lived through (or died in) The Great War.
  • Print their photo, draw their picture or pin their name to a wreath of poppies.
  • >Take this to your town’s Remembrance Day ceremony on Sunday morning, and honour their memory.
  • Read the words of “I Vow to Thee, My Country”, and ponder how it can apply to your life.

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Stake Presidents Information Pack

We have created a PDF document that outlines a number of ways the Stake or individual units may want to take part in the 11 Days programme. The document contains links to videos, scripts and posters that will help in organising their activities.

Use the links below to download the document.

11 Days Calendar 11 Days Calendar

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