This week on social: Elder Andersen reflects on discipleship, President Johnson shares simple truths from her 3-year-old granddaughter

Elder Andersen writes about his time at the MTC saying, ‘Becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ is more than just learning about Him’

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted on Instagram on April 23. He shared pictures of his travels in Jerusalem visiting sites related to the Savior. He said, “As a disciple of Christ, I am blessed to proclaim my testimony that He lives!”

The following day, Elder Uchtdorf posted again. “His supernal sacrifice reminds us of the universal debt of gratitude we owe Christ for His divine gift,” he said.

On April 27, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles testified of gospel principles and truths. He tweeted, “Nowhere is the intelligent exercise of moral agency more important than in our own homes.”

Later, Elder Christofferson posted about speaking at BYU’s 2023 commencement exercises about choosing in harmony with moral truths.

Relief Society general President Camille N. Johnson shared simple truths from her three-year-old granddaughter. President Johnson wrote, “I have been strengthened to ‘still the enemy’ by focusing on the glorious plan of happiness made possible because Jesus loves me and you.”

On April 23, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles reflected on his time spent with missionaries recently in the Provo Missionary Training Center (MTC). “Becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ is more than just learning about Him,” he said. “It requires studying God’s words in the scriptures, acting in accordance with our faith, and following the Savior’s example. Learning and following go hand in hand.”

Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted about his interaction with South Africa Deputy President, His Excellency Paul Mashatile. “The world needs answers to questions of everyday life and of eternal life to come,” he tweeted on April 25. “We all need to know of God’s abiding love for us.”

On Instagram, Sister Michelle D. Craig of the Young Women general presidency shared a story that inspired her from an old newspaper account. “Our journeys look different today,” she said. “But one thing has not changed—our faith in Jesus Christ allows us to do difficult things for Him and with Him.”

Again, Sister Craig posted on Instagram. She shared a story of a pioneer woman that she felt strengthened by. She said, “I hope you are strengthened as well.”

On April 26, Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles bore his testimony. He tweeted, “Of all the many things that beckon for our attention, that which ultimately matters most does not change — who we are (spiritual identity), whose we are (covenant belonging), and how we use our God-given agency to discover and become our own best story.”

Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted on April 28 about speaking to young adults in St. George, Utah. “My invitation for them and my invitation for you is to always take your sincere questions to our Heavenly Father in prayer.”

Brother Bradley R. Wilcox of the Young Men general presidency posted on Facebook on April 27. He was reunited with missionaries he served with when he was a mission president. Seeing the strong faith of one of those missionaries filled Brother Wilcox with joy.

On Instagram, Sister Tracy Y. Browning shared a video of her studying a Primary song. She said, “I’ve recently felt a greater desire to be more patient like our Savior,” she wrote. “Jesus Christ, in His earthly life and ministry, was the perfect example of patience.”

Young Men general President Steven J. Lund posted about the Aaronic Priesthood Quorum Theme as his Australian friends recited it in an Instagram video. “I hope you young men know that every word of it is true,” he said on April 27.

Young Women President general President Bonnie H. Cordon posted about her wedding anniversary on April 25 on Facebook. She wrote “What a sweet reminder of his goodness and that wonderful, life-changing decision we both made years ago.”

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