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This Week on Social: Elder Andersen talks about traveling with President Nelson, Elder Bednar on receiving revelation

The social media accounts of Church leaders have covered the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, revelation and learning from the Prophet.

The Twitter account of Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf posted about why the gift of resurrection is given:

The Instagram account of Elder David A. Bednar posted about how some people question their testimonies or spiritual capacity because they do not receive frequent, miraculous or strong impressions — but that should not discourage them.

"If you have had similar thoughts or doubts, please know that you are quite normal," the post reads. "Most frequently, revelation comes in small increments over time and is granted according to our desire, worthiness, and preparation."

The post states that although people may not see angels or hear heavenly voices, they will be blessed as they seek to honor their covenants and keep the commandments.

"We frequently may press forward hoping and praying — but without absolute assurance — that we are acting in accordance with God's will," it reads. "But as we honor our covenants and keep the commandments, as we strive ever more consistently to do good and to become better, we can walk with the confidence that God will guide our steps."

Elder Neil L. Andersen's Facebook and Instagram accounts posted about how the Andersens are traveling through Canada with President and Sister Nelson Aug. 17-19. The Facebook post features a photo of Elder Andersen standing with President Nelson, Elder D. Todd Christofferson and Elder Quentin L. Cook, while the Instagram post shows a photo of President Nelson at the Budapest, Hungary, Mission Presidents' Seminar in 1989.

The post also expresses Elder Andersen's excitement for this special opportunity to be with President Nelson, which has motivated him to post on social media each day of their trip about something that lifts him up or something he's learned from the Prophet.

"I am sure that we will receive much more than I can write, but I promise to share something each night," it reads.

The Facebook post also shares Elder Andersen's experience of a trip to Pocatello, Idaho, on June 19, 1993. Elder Andersen and then-Elder Nelson traveled to Pocatello, Idaho, where they were releasing a stake presidency and calling a new one. Elder Andersen recalled three observations from the experience which he details here:

Kathy and I are very excited as this coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, we will be with President Russell M Nelson and...

Posted by Neil L Andersen on Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The post closes with Elder Andersen's testimony of President Nelson.

"He is a servant of the Lord, caring, inspired, intelligent, and full of the Spirit of the Lord," it reads. "Our trip with him and Sister Nelson will be days never to be forgotten."

Elder Gary E. Stevenson's Facebook account recently shared a video about an opportunity he had to meet with some of those who were affected by Cyclone Pam.

"I could feel how their faith and reliance upon the Lord has sustained them through this challenging situation," he said. "Whether you face physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual cyclones, I assure you that the Lord is with you. Your trials will allow you to rely on Him.

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