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This week on social: Elder Christofferson tweets for World Interfaith Harmony Week, Elder Andersen attends temple with 3 of his grandsons

Elder Gong says ‘the covenant path is the safest, fastest, and happiest way forward’

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said he has been reflecting on the positive societal contributions made by faithful individuals in light of World Interfaith Harmony Week. On Feb. 1, he tweeted, “I hope that no matter what faith you choose to follow, you will be fully involved and strengthen those around you.”

Here are other social posts from other leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the past week.

On Feb. 2, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles bore his testimony of temples after attending the temple with three of his grandsons. He wrote on Instagram, “In the temple, we feel power from on high to face challenges in our personal lives and within our families.”

Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon posted on Facebook inviting returned missionaries to apply to be a For the Strength of Youth, or FSY, counselor. On Feb. 1, she wrote “The joy of bringing souls to Christ doesn’t end with your mission release.”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted on Feb. 3 on Instagram that: “No matter how you choose to share the light you have, others will benefit from your experiences. You will draw closer to the Savior when you engage in wholesome activities and serve others.”

On Instagram on Jan. 30, Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles bore his testimony and reiterated the importance of trail markers that were part of the worldwide devotional for youth broadcast the night before. He said: “Please remember that the covenant path is the safest, fastest, and happiest way forward.”

Young Men General President Steven J. Lund shared thoughts after hiking with Elder Gong, President Cordon and youth for part of the worldwide devotional for youth. He said that while youth often do not know what to do, Christ is the Way. On Facebook on Jan. 30, he said, “His path is safe and dependable. And we are never alone on this path!”

President Lund also posted on Facebook again on Feb. 3 with President Cordon about the retirement of Jan Pinborough, managing editor of the Friend magazine. He wrote: “So many members of the Church are like Jan. They feel the call to serve others and to bring them unto Christ as she does.⁣”

On. Feb. 1 on Instagram, Sister Amy A. Wright, first counselor in the Primary general presidency, wrote how accomplishing goals may be difficult. “But knowing that life is supposed to be hard and that there is divine help when we struggle makes life easier,” she said. Sister Wright added that through Christ, all may continue to move forward.

On Facebook, Brother Bradley R. Wilcox, second counselor in the Young Men general presidency, wrote about a recent hike in the Holy Land. “As I viewed the desert landscape, I thought about how hard it must have been for the children of Israel as they wandered through the wilderness,” he said. “God was teaching them to rely on Him.”

On Feb. 1, Sister Michelle D. Craig, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, posted on Facebook about being in personal wildernesses or waiting places. She wrote: “Letting God prevail in our lives means trusting Him and trusting His timing.”

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