This week on social: Apostles testify of Second Coming, invite youth to participate in broadcast

President Oaks talks about the Second Coming, Elder Christofferson posts on holiness, Elder Stevenson invites youth to discussion on discipleship, and Sister Wright demonstrates how to access the Gospel Symbols library

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this week shared Facebook and Instagram messages on Jesus Christ, holiness and an upcoming event for youth.

President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, testified of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and urged Saints to prepare themselves daily to meet Him again.

“If you knew that you would meet the Lord tomorrow — through premature death or through His unexpected coming — what would you do today?” President Oaks asked his social media followers.

Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson shared about her participation in nutritional screenings for children in the Philippines. The event was organized by local members as part of the Relief Society general presidency’s Caring for Women and Children Through Improved Nutrition initiative.

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Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles paid tribute to his wife’s birthday as well as their recent 61st wedding anniversary. He invited everyone to make temple marriage a priority.

“Families, indeed, are eternal and are central to God’s plan,” Elder Cook said.

Reflecting on the dedication of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple on Sunday, Jan. 14, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles encouraged Latter-day Saints to strive to be “a little holier” each time they enter the temple.

“As we pray and ask God, ‘What lack I yet?’ (Matthew 19:20),” Elder Christofferson said, “let us then act on the impressions that come to us from Him.”

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Sister Amy A. Wright, first counselor in the Primary general presidency, demonstrated how parents and teachers can access the updated Gospel Symbols feature in the Gospel Library app. These images can help nonverbal individuals learn about gospel principles.

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Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles joined Young Women General President Emily Belle Freeman and Young Men General President Steven J. Lund on Instagram Live to invite youth to the upcoming worldwide discussion on Jan. 28. The broadcast will focus on the topic of discipleship.

To end the livestream he bore testimony of Jesus Christ and “His role as Savior and Redeemer.”

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Brother Bradley R. Wilcox, first counselor in the Young Men general presidency, shared a video promoting the upcoming worldwide youth discussion on Jan. 28. The broadcast will be available in 11 languages on

In a video on Jan. 16, the Young Men general presidency announced the launch of Young Men Worldwide on Facebook and Instagram. The accounts are intended to be a resource for young men, parents and leaders to gather and share ideas for activities and lessons.

After recounting the prophet Lehi’s dream of the tree of life (1 Nephi 8), Brother Milton Camargo, first counselor in the Sunday School general presidency, wrote what a family member shared about her experience with the love of God

“Jesus Christ is the master healer. He is unchangeable; He is constant. He encircles me with His overwhelming love.”

Lehi’s vision is part of this week’s “Come, Follow Me” study.

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