This week on social: Elder Christofferson focuses on how Christ can bring joy, President Ballard teaches how to have ‘confidence in our futures’

Elder Uchtdorf posted a video of his great-granddaughter learning to walk and said, ‘mistakes will help us [become] better versions of ourselves’ through Christ’s Atonement

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on Feb. 28 shared on social media that there will be challenges and sadness, but there will also be comfort and peace through the Savior. He tweeted, “If our focus is on Jesus Christ and we’re linked with Him through covenants, joy is the product.”

He was one of several leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who posted on social media this week. Several shared about family history in connection with RootsTech 2023.

President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, shared a video of him and his great-granddaughter on Instagram on March 3. He wrote, “The family connections we learn about at RootsTech 2023 and in our own homes are an important part of our Heavenly Father’s plan of happiness for His children.”

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted on Instagram: “As we discover our heritage and learn of those who came before us, we gain a sense of purpose in life — learning about what has helped us become who we are today.”

On March 3, Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted a video on Instagram and wrote: “As I connect with family members — both current and past — I feel a deeper connection to God.”

On March 2, Brother Jan E. Newman, second counselor in the Sunday School general presidency, shared a personal story about his father. As he reflected on his own family history, he invited others to share theirs.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted a video Feb. 27 on Instagram of his great-granddaughter learning to walk. He encouraged all to not lose hope or give up. He wrote: “Because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, our mistakes will help us learn and grow into better versions of ourselves.”

On Feb. 28, Sister Michelle D. Craig, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency said, shared on Facebook, “We have an opportunity every single day to be instruments in the Lord’s hands — to lift, to build, to love, to bless, and to strengthen as we strive to see and love individuals deeply as Jesus did.”

President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, testified that all may expect heavenly inspiration and direction when counsel with the Lord takes place. He tweeted on Feb. 27: “As we live worthy with our focus on the Savior, we can have utmost confidence in our futures.”

On Facebook, Sister J. Anette Dennis, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, told one of her favorite scripture stories of the woman at the well in John 4:5–30. She wrote, on Feb. 28, “The next time you see a painting of the woman at the well, remember that because of Him, there is hope for us all.”

Sunday School general President Mark L. Pace wrote on Facebook on Feb. 26, “To know God is an essential ingredient of discipleship.” He asked what readers have done recently that has enhanced their relationship with Heavenly Father.

President Dallin H. Oaks posted on March 1 about decision making. He tweeted, “remember that the ultimate treasures on Earth and in Heaven are our children and our posterity.”

On Feb. 28, Sister Tracy Y. Browning, second counselor in the Primary general presidency, expressed the joy she feels through prayer with Heavenly Father and reference the Primary song “I Love to Pray.” She said on Facebook, “It’s a great reminder that prayer isn’t something to check off our to-do list but a beautiful opportunity to grow closer to God every day.”

Sister Michelle D. Craig, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, posted on Facebook about baptismal covenants. On March 2, she said, “The promised blessings are sure — our sins will be forgiven, we will have the companionship of the Holy Ghost, and eventually – we return to live with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.”

Primary General President Susan H. Porter on March 3 shared a story on Facebook and asked for others to share examples of how Primary children have had an impact.

Sister Rebecca L. Craven, second counselor in the Young Women general presidency, listed three tips to have a successful Young Women class presidency on Facebook on March 3. These included the following:

1. Meet regularly.

2. Use all the online resources.

3. Teach the 5 leadership lessons.

Brother Milton Camargo, first counselor in the Sunday School general presidency, shared from his his study in this week’s assigned chapters in the “Come, Follow Me program.” He reflected on the miracles that Christ performed.

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