This week on social: New videos for youth, Sister Bingham's thoughts on praying at the White House

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.

President Nelson extended an invitation for the youth in preparation for the worldwide youth devotional on June 3. A video was posted with the invitation on Facebook and Twitter on May 2.

“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.”

My Invitation to Youth

As we prepare for the worldwide youth devotional on June 3, I have a special invitation for you, my young friends.

Posted by Russell M Nelson on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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.”

Advice to Youth Who Struggle

You may know that one of my assignments as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is to work with other leaders of the Church to help oversee the messages and programs the Church prepares for my young friends—the youth of the Church. During a recent visit with the Saints in the island nation of Cabo Verde, I had the opportunity to speak on camera about a few things that I would like to share with the youth of the Church. You can see the videos here: My young friends, please remember that we love you. Never give up. Keep on trying. Heavenly Father knows and loves each of you, and He is always ready to help.

Posted by Ronald A. Rasband on Friday, May 4, 2018

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.”

The Bethel Branch members are living examples of unity and ministering. Their town is remote and isolated, so members...

Posted by Reyna I. Aburto on Monday, April 30, 2018

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.

I look forward to gathering with so many women of the Church at the Brigham Young University Women’s Conference...

Posted by Lisa L. Harkness on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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!”

It was an honor to represent our Church at the White House National Day of Prayer service today. Vice President Mike...

Posted by Jean B. Bingham on Thursday, May 3, 2018

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.

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