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This week on social: President Ballard encourages temple attendance; Elder Renlund says Christ ‘placed cairns’ for all to follow

Elder Uchtdorf says Christ rejoices when individuals “walk through life seeking His way”

President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, posted on Facebook on Feb. 7 about the importance of temples. He encouraged young adults and youth to attend as often as they are able. He said, “When all is said and done, everything of eternal consequence and importance is focused on the life and mission of Jesus Christ.”

On Feb. 8, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles testified of Heavenly Father’s love for all individuals. He tweeted, “I see Him rejoicing as we take our first and subsequent steps to walk through life seeking His way.”

On Instagram on Feb. 8, Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles told a personal story which strengthened his testimony of the Savior. He wrote, “As we study the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, we can learn how He navigated mortality, placing metaphorical cairns for us to follow.”

Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared a video following a Utah Valley Institute devotional. On Feb. 5, he tweeted, “Lesa and I were grateful to spend time talking about loving the Lord and loving our neighbor with Utah Valley Institute students this weekend.”

Primary General President Susan H. Porter shared a video on Facebook and wrote how capable children are of doing good. “I am consistently inspired by the Primary children I meet and how they keep their baptismal covenants,” she wrote.

On Feb. 8 on Facebook, Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted about participating with his wife, Sister Rosana Soares, in a devotional for Portuguese speakers in Utah.

He said, “If we are constant and unmovable in keeping the commandments of God with faith and diligence, surely the comfort of the Savior’s shelter will replace the pain of our experiences, peace will replace the turmoil, hope will replace grief, and trials will turn into blessings.”

Sister Kristin M. Yee of the Relief Society general presidency posted on Feb. 9 on Instagram. “The Savior does His work through each of us,” she said. “So let us pray for one another and listen to how He would have us bless those around us.”

On Feb. 10, Sister Michelle D. Craig of the Young Women general presidency called her late mother’s desk “a holy place.” Sister Craig wrote, “It was beautiful, but more than that, it was a quiet place where she studied, wrote her thoughts, and strengthened her love of Jesus Christ, His gospel, and her desire to be His disciple.”

Brother Milton Camargo of the Sunday School general presidency posted on Instagram on Feb. 10. He compared daily repentance to a car trip. “We have to keep our attention on the road and constantly make adjustments to the steering wheel to keep the car on the road,” he said.

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