With the White House National Day of Prayer service, upcoming events and BYU Women’s Conference, it’s been a busy week for the leaders of the Church. President Russell M. Nelson, Sister Jean B. Bingham and others have shared their thoughts on social media.
“In preparation for this event, we invite you to read from the Book of Mormon every day between now and June 3,” President Nelson said. “Also, in your personal prayers, ask the Lord to prepare your heart and mind to hear what he is eager to teach you.”
Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles likewise recorded video messages for LDS youth this week. While in Cabo Verde, Elder Rasband recorded videos addressing reaching out to the one, the role of young women in ministering, and advice to youth who struggle.
“I would say to the youth of the Church, pay attention to the words of God’s living prophet,” Elder Rasband said. “There’s nothing that quite compares to the words of a living prophet spoken to the members of the Church at conference.”
On a recent trip to Alaska, three women leaders of the Church ministered to members in a small town called Bethel, 400 miles west of Anchorage. The Facebook account of Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, posted about her experience on Facebook.
“The Bethel Branch members are living examples of unity and ministering,” Sister Aburto wrote on April 30. “The warmth I felt inside the walls of their meetinghouse will stay in my heart forever.”
Sister Aburto was also busy this week speaking at BYU Women’s Conference, co-sponsored by the Relief Society. Sister Lisa L. Harkness, first counselor in the Primary general presidency, shared her excitement for the event on May 1.
Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president, was unable to attend BYU Women’s Conference because she was asked to pray at the White House National Day of Prayer service.
Following the event, Sister Bingham posted a photo with Vice President Mike Pence on Facebook, and wrote, “It was an inspiring event. Above all, my heart was full of gratitude for a loving Father in Heaven, who yearns to hear from His children. Though our theological beliefs are not always the same, I am comforted to know that God hears and answers the prayers of all of His children!”
After the First Presidency announced the “Be One” event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the revelation on the priesthood, Mormon Channel posted a new video entitled “Be One.” The video’s narration says “the thing that would help us see each other as God sees us” is to be one.