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President Nelson posts on social media: ‘Take charge of your testimony of Jesus Christ’

President Nelson points to 4 ways to strengthen a testimony and then invites to ‘watch for miracles to happen in your life’

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President Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaks during a worldwide devotional for young adults at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

Mengshin Lin, Deseret News


In social media posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Monday, Aug. 1, President Russell M. Nelson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shared an invitation to develop a testimony. 

“I plead with you to take charge of your testimony of Jesus Christ. Work for it. Own it. Care for it. Nurture it so that it will grow. Then watch for miracles to happen in your life,” he shared. 

A video clip from the Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults accompanied the posts on Facebook and Instagram. The devotional was broadcast worldwide from the Conference Center to young adults ages 18 to 30 on Sunday, May 15.

In the video, he continues with inviting to feed a testimony truth. “Don’t pollute it with the false philosophies of unbelieving men and women and then wonder why your testimony is waning.”

President Nelson pointed to ways to build a testimony. “Engage in daily, earnest, humble prayer. Nourish yourself in the words of ancient and modern prophets. Ask the Lord to teach you how to hear Him better. Spend more time in the temple and in family history work.”

President Nelson offers this promise: “As you make your testimony your highest priority, watch for miracles to happen in your life.” 

At the devotional, President Nelson spoke about identity and divine potential, telling a capacity crowd in the Conference Center that righteous choices in mortality will pay unimaginable dividends eternally. In a social post on July 20, President Nelson shared about labels and true identity that also was part of the devotional.

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