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This week on social: Church leaders reinforce October 2022 general conference messages

Short video highlights, stories and testimonies augmented messages after each session of conference concluded

This week on social media, Church leaders used social media to reinforce specific parts of their October 2022 general conference messages. Following each session, members of the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and organizational presidencies posted on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Below is a look at each social media post from those leaders and other posts from this past week.


President Russell M. Nelson

President Nelson shared three different posts over the weekend. In one he provided an explanation of his use of a chair used to deliver his conference message.

“I may not ski black diamond runs anymore, but whether standing or seated, I delight in speaking and hearing words of truth,” he wrote in that post. He also noted that he has been alive for nearly half of the time the Church of Jesus Christ has been restored.

President Nelson addressed the topic of abuse at the end of Saturday’s morning session.

“[The Lord] grieves and I grieve whenever anyone is harmed. He mourns, and we all mourn, for each person who has fallen victim to abuse of any kind,” he said. “Those who perpetrate these hideous acts are not only accountable to the laws of man, but will also face the wrath of Almighty God.”

The following day, President Nelson shared counsel on how to “Overcome the World and Find Rest.”

President Dallin H. Oaks

President Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency of the Church, opened October’s conference with a message of cooperation and commitment toward the alleviation of poverty.

President Henry B. Eyring

President Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, spoke Sunday afternoon and taught about overcoming adversity.

President M. Russell Ballard

President Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, encouraged members of the Church to follow the Savior in faith.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Elder Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke during the Sunday morning session. Read a summary of Elder Holland’s message: “Lifted Up Upon the Cross.”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Elder Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke during the Saturday morning session. Read a summary of Elder Uchtdorf’s message: “Jesus Christ Is the Strength of Youth.”

Elder David A. Bednar

Elder Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke during the Sunday morning session. Read a summary of Elder Bednar’s message: “Put On Thy Strength, O Zion.”

Elder Quentin L. Cook

Elder Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke during the Sunday afternoon session. Read a summary of Elder Cook’s message: “Be True to God and His Work.”

Elder D. Todd Christofferson

Elder Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke during the Saturday afternoon session. Read a summary of Elder Christofferson’s message: “The Doctrine of Belonging.”

Elder Neil L. Andersen

Elder Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke during the Saturday evening session. Read a summary of Elder Andersen’s message: “Drawing Closer to the Savior.”

Elder Andersen also shared a game on Facebook that allows those who watched or listened to conference to see what they remember from the messages shared.

Elder Ronald A. Rasband

Elder Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke during the Saturday morning session. Read a summary of Elder Rasband’s message: “This Day.”

Elder Gary E. Stevenson

Elder Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke during the Sunday morning session. Read a summary of Elder Stevenson’s message: “Nourishing and Bearing Your Testimony.”

Elder Dale G. Renlund

Elder Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke during the Saturday morning session. Read a summary of Elder Renlund’s message: “A Framework for Personal Revelation.”

Elder Gerrit W. Gong

Elder Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke during the Sunday morning session. Read a summary of Elder Gong’s message: “Happy and Forever.”

Elder Ulisses Soares

Elder Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke during the Saturday afternoon session. Read a summary of Elder Soares’ message: “In Partnership With the Lord.”

Sister J. Anette Dennis

Sister Dennis, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, spoke during the Sunday morning session. Read a summary of Sister Dennis’ message: “His Yoke Is Easy and His Burden Is Light.”

Sister Kristin M. Yee

Sister Yee, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, spoke during the Saturday afternoon session. Read a summary of Sister Yee’s message: “Beauty for Ashes: The Healing Path of Forgiveness.”

President Bonnie H. Cordon

While Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon didn’t speak at general conference, she did share a post about the release of an updated “For the Strength of Youth” guide after it was announced by Elder Uchtdorf on Saturday morning.

Sister Michelle D. Craig

Sister Craig, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, spoke during the Saturday evening session. Read a summary of Sister Craig’s message: “Wholehearted.”

Sister Tracy Y. Browning

Sister Browning, second counselor in the Primary general presidency, spoke during the Saturday morning session. Read a summary of Sister Browning’s message: “Seeing More of Jesus Christ in Our Lives.”

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Music at general conference can encourage reverence and open the door for the Holy Ghost to inspire conference viewers. This week the choir asked its followers on Facebook if they had a favorite song from the weekend and shared a video of “You Can Make the Pathway Bright” from the Sunday morning session.


Book of Mormon Videos

Church leaders used social media during and after general conference weekend to share about the newest season of the Book of Mormon Videos. The video features Jesus Christ’s appearance to the ancient American people and His teaching to them.

President Russell M. Nelson

President Nelson showed a preview of the newest season as a part of his closing remarks in Sunday afternoon’s session of general conference. He posted that video when conference concluded.

Sister Michelle D. Craig

Sister Craig, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, posted this week about the release of the newest season of Book of Mormon Videos.

“I’m a visual learner; maybe you are too,” she wrote.

Read her post to see how the Book of Mormon Videos can help supplement Book of Mormon reading and study.

Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ

In this week’s release from Season 4 of the Book of Mormon Videos, the newest episode shows the Savior teaching and giving the power to baptize as described in 3 Nephi 11-12.

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