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This week on social: Church leaders share testimonies of truth

General authorities and general officers shares thoughts and testaments of truth, how to follow the Savior, plus Primary leaders share invitations to the Friend to Friend


Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posts about the recent dedication of the new memorial honoring Black Latter-day Saint pioneers.

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This week on social media, Church leaders posted videos and testimonies of truth and light, inviting others to do the same by following the example of Jesus Christ.

President Camille N. Johnson, Sister Susan H. Porter and Sister Amy A. Wright posted on Facebook on July 27, sharing a video inviting all to watch the Friend to Friend broadcast taking place on Saturday, July 29 at 10 a.m. MDT. President Johnson said, “The broadcast will teach children about the blessings of the temple in creative, artistic, and fun ways.“

President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, tweeted, “If we continue to exercise our faith in Jesus Christ, there is nothing to fear in the journey ahead.” He shared this message in honor of Latter-day Saint pioneers and their faith in struggles, just as this may be practiced today.

On July 27, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles took to social media to talk about his experience at This Is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City for the new monument honoring four Black Latter-day Saint pioneers.

Speaking of the individuals featured at the monument, he said, “The fact that they chose faith in Jesus Christ despite the tremendously unfair obstacles that had been placed in front of them is awe-inspiring and worthy of our remembrance and emulation.“

On Facebook, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said, “It is difficult to know how different circumstances in our lives will unfold, but if we move forward with faith in Jesus Christ, we can have comfort in knowing He will guide our way.”

Along with this he shared a video where he reads and discusses Nephi’s example of faith and how this might be applied.

“We are going to learn about temples and the blessings that come from making covenants with God,” said Sister Susan H. Porter, first counselor in the Primary general presidency, on social media on July 28.

She referred to the Friend to Friend broadcast taking place at 10 a.m. MDT on June 30 and invited others to tune in. Alongside her were Victor and Giuliana as they explained more about the Portuguese version of the event.

Young Men General President Steven J. Lund shared a video on July 28. He spoke of the story of David and Goliath in 1 Samuel 17 and what he has learned from the passage.

He said, “But with God, everything is possible!⁣⁣ The Lord is our constant Deliverer.“ He invited others to ask themselves what stories testify of His loyalty.

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Brother Milton Camargo, first counselor in the Sunday School presidency, posted a video of him playing the piano. He played “In Fasting We Approach Thee” (Hymns, no. 139) along with sharing his testimony.

He said, “I testify that Heavenly Father will indeed cleanse your hearts, cast out your fear and fill your lives with His love as you humbly seek His power and His will while fasting regularly.” He asked viewers how fasting has been a blessing for them in their lives.

On July 29, Relief Society General President Jean B. Bingham shared a video of her and President Camille N. Johnson. President Bingham expressed her love for President Johnson as she prepares to succeed President Bingham as Relief Society president.

Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles tweeted on July 24. He shared a video of his recent experience touring the Tokyo Japan Temple open house with a group of Primary children.

Along with this, he extended an invitation. “I invite all children, parents and teachers to join with me to hear our discussion about the house of the Lord during a special event for children on July 30.“

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