This week on social: President Nelson extends invitation to ‘marvel and rejoice’ and leaders share about goals

President Nelson extends invitation, Elder Uchtdorf shares lessons on goals from pilot training, Elder Bednar on the spiritual power of goals and Elder Andersen on the strengthening power of Jesus Christ

On social media this week, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted about goals for the new year, receiving strength through Christ, upcoming events and intentionally studying the scriptures.

Kicking off the new year, Church President Russell M. Nelson posted about about what he hope people marvel at this year. “May we strive this new year to marvel and rejoice at the privileges and opportunities our Father in Heaven and our Redeemer Jesus Christ provide.”

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared some of the efforts and sacrifices he had to invest in order to become a pilot. “This is similar to what happens as we choose to become followers of Jesus Christ. We desire to become something more than who we currently are. We freely accept certain restrictions because it is necessary to do so in order to reach our higher and holier goals.”

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“Setting goals is not only a practical skill but also a spiritual discipline. It helps us to exercise appropriately our moral agency, to become agents who act and are not merely acted upon, and to evaluate our progress,” said Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles testified of the strength one can receive during challenges and trials through Jesus Christ.

“Your life is before you, and as you live righteously year after year, I assure you that your experiences will confirm to you again and again that Jesus is the Christ. You can and will find peace. The Savior reminds us, ‘I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you’ (John 14:18).”

President Camille N. Johnson, Relief Society general president, shared an experience from Christmas that she said will change her 2024 study of the Book of Mormon.

On the Young Women Worldwide Facebook account, President Emily Belle Freeman, Young Women general president, posted about an upcoming worldwide event.

“SAVE THE DATE for January 28, 2024. We are having a worldwide discussion on discipleship. There will be a broadcast to start your evening off and three questions within the broadcast for you to discuss with your group. Gather at a home, a backyard campfire, at the beach, or in your church. You decide! We can’t wait to hear what you learn about discipleship!”

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At the end of her social media post, Sister Amy A. Wright, first counselor in Primary general presidency, asks the question, “how has the holy priesthood blessed your life?”

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