This week on social: Church leaders share about covenants and the ‘miracle’ of the Book of Mormon

Elder Uchtdorf and Sister Browning talk about covenants, Sister Runia shares her love for young women in Africa, Elder Renlund testifies of the Book of Mormon, and Sister Wright extends an invitation

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this week shared social media messages on covenants, the Book of Mormon and their love for members across the world.

Sharing an experience he had as a child getting his head stuck between two rails, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles taught that covenants are constraints that guide us into the person we want to become, enabling us to have more freedom.

“These covenants and commandments are not burdensome,” he said, “They are delights — for they are the very things that guide you from your current state into the person of glory you wish to become.”

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On the Young Women Worldwide Facebook page, Sister Tamara W. Runia, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, reminisced over the heartfelt connections she made during her ministry to the Africa South Area in September 2023.

“To my new friends across southern Africa, my sweet sisters in Christ, I love you so much and pray for each and every one of you!” Sister Runia said.

Sharing a Church News video in which he spoke on the 200 millionth copy of the Book of Mormon, Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles marveled at the miracle of the scripture’s publication and acceptance by many people. 

“The real miracle,” he said, “happens when you come to know for yourself that it is true.”

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Sister Amy A. Wright, first counselor in the Primary general presidency, invited Latter-day Saints, as they study the Book of Mormon this year, to explore the names and attributes the prophets used to refer to Jesus Christ

“Of all the Book of Mormon prophets,” said Sister Wright, “it was Lehi who spoke most intimately and poetically of Jesus’s ‘infinite goodness’ and of the “arms of his love” (2 Nephi 1:10, 15).”

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Sister Tracy Y. Browning, second counselor in the Primary general presidency, shared a video in which she reads a verse from the children’s song “I Love To See the Temple.” She asked her followers to accept the Savior’s invitation to go to the temple and “be bound to Him through covenant.”

“Our Heavenly Father loves us and wants to have a deeper, more meaningful connection with us,” Sister Browning said, “Through our temple attendance, we can come closer to Him and our Savior, Jesus Christ.”

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