This week on social: Elder Holland on God’s love for all His children

Elder Uchtdorf recognized Native American Heritage month and Sister Craig posted about being ‘higher and holier’

General Church leaders offered invitations, reassurance and counsel in social media posts during the week of Nov. 6.

On Facebook on Nov. 6, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted about his message with Church members in Germany about the love God has for His children despite imperfections.

Elder Holland wrote, “God loves us and we are asked to love Him with all our heart, might, mind, and strength. The reason He can ask that is because that’s the way He loves us.”

Two days later, Elder Holland tweeted, “I have seen the gospel at its best in Germany, where refugees from Ukraine are being cared for by their brothers and sisters in the gospel.” He continued, “Charity is the pure love of Christ and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for the German members of the Church who are ministering to the one.”

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On Nov. 7, Sister Kristin M. Yee of the general Relief Society presidency said that while life can be like “chasing a butterfly” — evasive and hard to catch — the Savior offers what individuals did not know they needed or wanted. She posted on Facebook, “But when we let go of what we think we have to have, and when we hold still, it somehow comes and lands on us when we least expect.”

Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared on Facebook how he gained a love of the Book of Mormon and the Lord as a young missionary. In a post on Nov. 6, he invited all “to read it, study it, and abide by the principles it teaches. Living by the words found in this remarkable book will change your life.”

On Facebook, Sister Michelle D. Craig of the Young Women general presidency posted on Nov. 6 about being “higher and holier” in regards to the new “For the Strength of Youth” guide.

“President Russell M. Nelson has repeatedly taught that our spiritual survival depends on an increase of spiritual capacity — the ability to recognize and then act on personal revelation,” she said. “This is an opportunity to do just that.”

Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, on Nov. 8, posted about his recent time spent with religious leaders in Bali and emphasized the importance of loving all people.

He tweeted, “The hard work of harmony is worth the effort it requires. When citizens learn to live together with respect and unity despite religious differences, we have the foundational stones to true peace.”

General Relief Society President Camille N. Johnson shared an Instagram reel about her recent time in Chicago with Sharon Eubank for a citywide community baby shower. She said, “In Relief Society and as a disciples of Jesus Christ, we strive to bring relief to those in need and help them feel God’s love.”

On Nov. 10, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles recognized this month as Native American Heritage month. He reflected on the time spent with Native American friends on the humanitarian project which brought electricity to the Diné community of Westwater, Utah.

He tweeted, “The unique history and experiences of our Native American friends are valuable and important — and we celebrate them with you.”

Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon posted on Facebook about the new “For the Strength of Youth” guide. On Nov. 10, she explained that it provides the opportunity to discover the Lord’s will and mind for each individual. “Instead of being told what to do by a book, you get to sit and counsel with Him and receive a sure witness from the Spirit that will lead you to safer, holier grounds.”

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles told what he learned from a family history. On Nov. 10, he tweeted “that showing interest and caring about others contributes to our own belonging — as well as the sense of belonging felt by others.”

On Nov. 10, Brother Bradley R. Wilcox of the Young Men general presidency shared an Instagram reel of an experience he had in his youth. The experience reminds him of the love he has for his parents and for the Savior. He said, “Because of Jesus Christ’s scars, we can be free of ours.”

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