This week on social: President Oaks speaks on covenants, Elder Uchtdorf posts from India on prayer

Also, discover why Elder Bednar says: ‘Do not resist change. Embrace it’

President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, posted on Facebook on Feb. 12 about his recent ministry to Church members in Illinois and sharing with them about covenants.

He was one of several leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who shared posts on social media this week.

On Feb. 13, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted about ministering with Sister Harriet Uchtdorf in India. He wrote, “Indeed, we all have great reason to rejoice thanks to the peace and hope the gospel of Jesus Christ brings to us — and to all of God’s children across the globe.”

The following day, on Feb. 14, Elder Uchtdorf posted about a prayer given in a New Delhi India Stake devotional by a local Church member that touched his heart. “I realized what we were hearing was a heartfelt conversation with Heavenly Father,” he said. “Isn’t that what prayers are?”

On Feb. 16, Elder Uchtdorf shared on Facebook how the young adults throughout India “are bright beacon of love and hope.”

Then on Feb. 17, Elder Uchtdorf posted: “The members of the Church of Jesus Christ are still few in India, but the Church is welcome in this wonderful country because of the goodness of our members here.”

Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson posted about the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. She shared how individuals may help the earthquake victims. She said, “Please continue praying for the survivors, victims and rescuers.”

On Feb. 16, President Johnson shared an Instagram video of her and Brigham Young University runner Courtney Wayment. The two women shared the impact that Relief Society has.

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted on Feb. 15 about change. “Do not resist change. Embrace it. ... We are to come unto the Savior and experience a mighty change of heart.” he said. “Men and women of Christ learn to love change and the lessons that are learned in that process.”

On Feb. 16 on Facebook, Sister Michelle D. Craig, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, compared sea glass to life. “Some of the best people I know have become refined and full of light because of, not in spite of, challenges. Just like sea glass.”

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on Feb. 15 tweeted: “I invite you to give the Book of Mormon a special place in your life. It is a witness of Jesus Christ. It is guidance for our time.”

Primary General President Susan H. Porter shared the response of a young boy during a devotional when he said Heavenly Father is his light. President Porter stated, “His joyful, straightforward answer touched my heart and reminded me that even the youngest of God’s children can testify of Him.”

Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spent Feb. 17 at the NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service, where he helped assemble 6,700 food boxes and 2,800 hygiene kits with NBA players, families and executives.

“The individuals who participated in today’s service come from many cultures, backgrounds, and nations, but we are all God’s children — working together to help one another,” Elder Rasband wrote about the experience.

On Instagram on Feb. 17, Brother Bradley R. Wilcox, second counselor in the Young Men general presidency, posted on Instagram. He said, “[The Savior] teaches through us as we bear testimony of Him in word and deed. And miracles occur when we take upon us Christ’s name and remember Him each day.”

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