This week on social: President Oaks encourages all to ‘remember central truths’ and Elder Andersen says ‘be faithful’

Church leaders posting on social media this week include President Oaks and Elder Andersen sharing their thoughts from the First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional and President Cordon explains what to do to prepare for 2023

President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted a video of some of his thoughts from this year’s First Presidency‘s Christmas Devotional. On Instagram on Dec. 5, he said, “Christmas is a time to remember central truths of the teachings and Atonement of Jesus Christ.”

On Dec. 4, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles tweeted, “Joy to the world, the Lord is come. In our times of uncertainty, let us be faithful. Jesus is the Savior of the world.”

Elder Andersen once again posted on Dec. 8. On Instagram, he shared a video of him following the First Presidency’s Christmas devotional and a few thoughts from the evening. He said, “With all the difficulties, struggles, and trials we have, if we are righteous, all will be well in the end thanks to Jesus Christ.”

Young Women general President Bonnie H. Cordon shared a Facebook video of her and her counselors explaining what to do to prepare for the new year. On Dec. 6, along with a few suggestions, she wrote, “The presidency of the oldest Young Women class should plan a meeting for youth and their parents to welcome the newest young women.”

In an Instagram video, Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Susan Gong, spoke about temples on Dec. 5. He wrote, “Through the sacred covenants we make in the house of the Lord, our Savior can help draw us closer to God and to one another.”

Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted on Dec. 8 about learning to walk with the Savior.

He tweeted, “Jesus Christ lives and that His perfect love is extended to all who come unto Him. He is always near, patiently waiting for us when we are weary by the way and forever walking with us wherever we may be.”

“Jesus Christ is love personified,” said Sister Amy A. Wright of the Primary general presidency. On Dec. 7, she posted on Instagram about acting out of love, using the Savior as the perfect example of love that He is.

On Facebook on Dec. 8, Sister Michelle D. Craig of the Young Women general presidency shared a video explaining that adults may receive and wear a Young Women medallion.

She said the emblem represents the gathering of Israel on both sides of the veil. She wrote, “Wearing your necklace can be a wonderful reminder of the prophet’s invitation to gather scattered Israel.”

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