This week on social: Church leaders post about integrity, gratitude and temple dedications

‘Be moral, ethical, and honest,’ Elder Rasband says

This week on social media, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted about integrity, gratitude, temple dedications and more.

Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles asked followers to think about their integrity on Nov. 20. “Be moral, ethical, and honest. Your word is your bond. That is what we learn from making covenants with God,” he tweeted. “We give the Lord our word, and we hold to it. Remember, another name for Jesus Christ is ‘the Word.’”

On Nov. 23, Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson posted on Instagram about giving gratitude and shared what her grandchildren said they were thankful for. President Johnson wrote, “I’m thankful that through Jesus Christ, our families can be eternal! I hope you’ll focus on some of these most important blessings this season.”

On Nov. 21, Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted about his time dedicating the Belém Brazil Temple. He tweeted, “My heart overflows with joy knowing that God’s children in that part of northern Brazil will be blessed with greater access to the extraordinary blessings available in the temples of our God.”

On Facebook, Sister Tracy Y. Browning of the Primary general presidency shared a video of her studying the song “When I am Baptized.” She wrote, “I love how this song talks about the covenant of baptism, when we make promises with Heavenly Father and He promises us blessings in return.”

Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted about on Nov. 20 about dedicating the Quito Ecuador Temple. He tweeted, “The primary blessings of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are the ordinances of exaltation. Attending the temple prepares us to meet God.”

On Nov. 20, Primary President Susan H. Porter posted on Instagram about World Children’s Day. “We recognize that the potential of each child of God is great. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints works with humanitarian organizations all over the world to support children’s health, safety and nutrition,” she wrote.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles wrote, “I was honored to represent The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints yesterday at The World Peace Dome in Pune, India as a statue of the Prophet Joseph Smith was added to this majestic hall built to promote world peace.” Elder Christofferson, on Nov. 23 on Instagram, shared his testimony of the gospel’s restoration through the prophet Joseph Smith.

On Nov. 22, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted about looking for miracles in life. He tweeted, “Have faith. Not just faith in the Savior, but faith in what the Savior will do for you and what you will become with His influence upon you.”

On Facebook, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted on the United States holiday Thanksgiving, Nov. 24. He invited all to pray expressing gratitude only. “I testify that as we reflect upon the blessings we receive from the Lord, both large and small, both immediate and incremental over time, our eyes will be opened to discern the many ways the Lord is actively involved in our lives,” he wrote.

Sister J. Anette Dennis of the Relief Society general presidency shared a story on Facebook. She said, “Let us thank our Heavenly Father not only for the roses of life but for the thorns as well, for those very thorns of life are often what bring us closest to our Savior. The thorns of life make the roses all the more beautiful.”

On Nov. 24 on Instagram, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared of impactful personal experiences. He wrote, “I wish to share my gratitude for the gospel of Jesus Christ and the indescribable impact it has had on my life. I am also thankful for the gift of agency and for the covenants that bind us to God and to one another.”

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