Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

LDS Church releases YouTube video as part of Easter initiative

By Emily Eyring, Deseret News

Published: Sun, April 13 8:30 a.m. MDT

Everyday life is significantly affected by the sacrifices, ideas and inventions of brilliant minds and brave souls. We illuminate our homes thanks to the light bulb. We travel long distances in the lap of airborne luxury thanks to the airplane. And modern technology allows us to communicate across continents in seconds.

But one carpenter's sacrifice has an even greater, longer-lasting effect on our lives. Because of Jesus Christ's resurrection, we can find relief from regret, feel hope in the midst of despair and be given life after death.

This is the message of a new YouTube video released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sunday titled "Because of Him."

The video is part of an LDS Church initiative by the same name that aims to help people learn more about Jesus Christ during the time between Palm Sunday, April 13, and Easter, April 20.

“As followers of Jesus Christ, we seek to do as he has instructed: ‘Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.’ The ‘Because of Him’ Easter initiative is part of an ongoing effort to follow the Savior’s admonition,” said Elder David F. Evans, executive director of the Missionary Department, in an interview with LDS Church News.

The "Because of Him" campaign includes a website where visitors can watch the video, learn more about the Resurrection and chat with full-time missionaries.

LDS Church members are encouraged to share the video and associated material using the hashtag #becauseofhim.

Learn more about the initiative on LDS.org.

Emily Eyring is the Faith and Family Web producer for DeseretNews.com.

1. Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta,
April 13, 2014

Wow!! So powerful and touching! Thank you to my Savior!

2. LetsBeRational
Spanish Fork, UT,
April 13, 2014


3. Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT,
April 13, 2014

Wonderful! We all need to remember this each day,

4. Jack of trades
April 13, 2014

They both look like Coke commercials. Blending in, becoming mainstream, obviously the point here, but for an Easter video? I felt no spirit. Give the world some Mo Tab and some scripture and leave the Coke commercials to Coke.

5. bj-hp
Maryville, MO,
April 13, 2014

one must understand the video and understand that Jesus Christ was much more than a carpenter, a teacher or a leader. He was the Son of the Living God and thus the Savior of the world. This video helps you to learn that above all else. One must accept that on faith and live your life accordingly but the greatest thing is that we can repent and be forgiven for our sins. The video makes that pretty clear. WOW and absolute hope.