This week on social: How Sister Craig’s friend ‘leaned in hard’ to God during a trial

Church leaders posted on social media about the Hamilton New Zealand Temple rededication and the power in Primary songs

During the week of Oct. 15-21, Church leaders took to social media to bear testimony, share inspiring stories and issue invitations.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted on Oct. 17 about his recent time in Hamilton, New Zealand, for the temple rededication. He said, “I am delighted this temple will continue to stand more marvelous than ever and cause the work of God to move forward in this beautiful area of the world.”

On Oct. 17, Sister Michelle D. Craig of the general Young Women presidency spoke in a Facebook video with her new friend Emily, who is paralyzed from an accident. Emily shared how her eternal perspective has helped her. Sister Craig said, “Emily is teaching me by the way she is living the youth theme: ‘Trust in the Lord.’”

Sister Craig followed up the Facebook post the following day with a video of her and Kari, Emily’s mom, who shared how she had relied on the Lord. Sister Craig said, “She made a very intentional choice to turn to God in this trial instead of turning away. She ‘leaned in hard.’”

On Facebook, Sister Tracy Y. Browning of the Primary general presidency posted a video of her sharing what she was touched by after studying the Primary song “He Sent His Son.” On Oct. 17, she said, “I invite you to pray and ask to have Christ’s image in your countenance so that we can be more like Christ every single day.”

Elder Uchtdorf took to Twitter again this week on Oct. 20 to tell of his time spent with with Dr. Alwi Shihab, the Indonesian President’s special envoy to the Middle East and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the Grand Imam of the Mosque, Prof. Dr. K.H. Nasaruddin Umar, M.A.

Elder Uchtdorf said, “We all share the same vision; to seek common ground between our faiths and come to know each other more deeply as children of God.”

Sister Amy A. Wright of the Primary general presidency, posted on Facebook on Oct. 20 about finding happiness through Christ. She shared a video of her speaking at BYU–Idaho recently. Sister Wright wrote, “Because of Jesus Christ, there is joy. We can have joy in this life. Right now.”

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