Menu

This week on social: President Ballard tweets, ‘Never lose sight of Gethsemane’ and testifies of focusing on the Savior

President Cordon tells why the scriptures are full of life hacks, and Elder Uchtdorf shares a message to all parents

President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, tweeted on May 3 about not losing sight of Christ: “I promise that as you keep your focus on the Savior and what He did for you and for me, your burdens will be lifted and He will help you.”

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

Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon, in a May 2 post on Instagram, shared a quote: “Turning to the scriptures for a life hack is much more reliable than social media.”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared a message to all parents. “The Lord loves you. He is with you,” he tweeted on May 3. “He is your strength in guiding your children to make righteous choices.”

On Facebook, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted a video on May 3 of him speaking during an areawide broadcast in the Philippines. “As we make and keep sacred covenants in holy temples, the Savior abides in and walks with us,” he said.

Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles testified of the Book of Mormon. “Continuously reading and studying this sublime book has strengthened my desire to live God’s commandments and has provided me with a strong testimony of the living reality of the Son of God,” he tweeted on May 4.

Sister Michelle D. Craig, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, posted on Facebook on May 5. She wrote: “When I am asked to do something beyond myself, I remind myself to be grateful for such tasks! Maybe you could use a reminder as well.”

Sunday School General President Mark L. Pace posted May 3 on Instagram an invitation to all to prepare for this weekend’s Sunday School lesson. He testified, “I promise the Lord speaks to us as we strive to study His word!”

Brother Jan E. Newman, second counselor in the Sunday School general presidency, on May 5 shared a picture of the restoration work on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. He said, “[God] is always there to catch you, and then to help you remodel and rebuild your faith in Jesus Christ!”

Newsletters
Subscribe for free and get daily or weekly updates straight to your inbox
The three things you need to know everyday
Highlights from the last week to keep you informed

"They can help in some sort of way, and when they make a discovery, that excitement is contagious," said RootsTech 2024 presenter.

New converts, 11-year-olds and returning members can "have another spiritual experience, another connection," said Elder Andersen.

Millions of additional records from all continents will be available for the public this year.

"Our passion is to help you find your missing bricks," said Steve Rockwood to kick off RootsTech 2024.

Elder Bednar and Elder Kearon praise West African Saints, Elder Andersen tells Filipino orphans God loves them, and the Relief Society general presidency posts its first reel.