This week on social: Elder Andersen tweets about ministry in Brazil, Presidents Johnson and Cordon share video of their time in Africa

After studying the scriptural phrase ‘firmness of mind’ and asking for others’ insights, Elder Bednar shared 10 of those responses

See social media posts from Church leaders during the week of March 5-11.

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted on Instagram on March 5. “Recently, I have been studying the phrase ‘firmness of mind’ in the scriptures,” he said. He had invited others to share their insights and posted 10 of those responses.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles reflected on his time in Lagos, Nigeria. “With 68 stakes, 7 missions, one operating temple and three more temples announced, it is clear the gospel of Jesus Christ is making a significant impact on these wonderful individuals,” he tweeted.

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted on March 7 about his time in Brazil this month. He tweeted, “We look forward to continuing to work together to bless God’s children.”

On March 9, Elder Andersen tweeted, “We saw yesterday how selfless giving from members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is blessing the lives of children in Brazil.”

Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson and Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon shared a video that reflected their time in Africa. They wrote, “When we arrived, faithful sisters greeted us in a joy-filled way expressed through song and dance. What a beautiful way to express love!”

They posted once again on Facebook on March 8. They said, “Our love for Christ motivates us to serve others.” The two wished all the young women a happy International Women’s Day.

President Cordon then shared a personal story on March 10 on Instagram. She shared what she learned from swimming in the Dead Sea.

On Facebook, Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted about the RootsTech conference March 2-4. “Susan and I feel so blessed to have been part of this event,” he said. “Our hope is you will connect in new and deeper ways with your family and those you love through our Savior’s Atonement.”

On March 9, Elder and Sister Gong did an Instagram live focused on RootsTech and family history.

On Facebook, Primary General President Susan H. Porter said, “Sometimes we need to be reminded about our true worth as children of God.” She invited all to watch the Friend to Friend broadcast.

On Instagram, Sister Amy A. Wright, first counselor in the Primary general presidency, posted a picture of her and Megumi Yamaguchi, who lives in Japan and works as a freelance interpreter. “Megumi’s unique talents continue to bless my life and all those within her realm of influence,” Sister Wright stated, “I am forever grateful that God brought us together.”

Sister Wright on Facebook on March 10, posted about the Friend to Friend broadcast March 11 at 10 a.m. MST.

On March 10, Sister Tracy Y. Browning, second counselor in the general Primary presidency, expressed her hope that all would watch the Friend to Friend broadcast. She wrote, “This time we’ll be learning what it means to be a child of God.”

Young Men General President Steven J. Lund and @strivetobe posted on Instagram about the new “For the Strength of Youth” guide. The post quoted President Lund, “You are a generation that’s been preserved to come to this time when you have the capacity to be the most influential in the history of the world, because you’re a child of God, and God has a work for you to do.”

On March 6, Sister Michelle D. Craig, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, on Instagram bore her testimony of the Savior. She wrote, “I bear testimony that Jesus Christ is working in the waiting to sanctify and strengthen, to purify and prepare — if we trust in Him.”

Again, Sister Craig posted on Instagram March 8, introducing her friend Kris Belcher and shared how she has felt God’s love through her. “[God] stilled my anxious heart with a message from Kris,” she said. “A woman He could count on to recognize and then act on a prompting — even when it might not have made sense.”

Sister Kristin M. Yee, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, posted to Facebook on March 8. “My single sisters, know I feel to speak to you and to all my sisters who need to know they are loved and known by our Heavenly Father,” she said. She testified that they are graven on the palms of Heavenly Father’s hands.

On March 6, Brother Ahmad S. Corbitt, first counselor in the Young Men general presidency, shared a story. He asked followers, “Has Christ helped you accomplish something that at first seemed impossible?⁣”

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