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This week on social: God's love and making the most of ministering

Church leader's social media accounts shared messages of God's love and testimonies of ministering this week. The accounts also talked about Church history and trusting the Lord.

Elder Henry B. Eyring's Facebook page shared Elder Eyring's testimony that God the Father lives, loves everyone and answers prayers in the way that is best for each person.

"As we come to know Him through His words and in His service, we will love Him more," the post reads.

God the Father lives. He loves us. He hears our prayers, and He answers with what is best for us. As we come to know Him through His words and in His service, we will love Him more. I know that is true.

Posted by Henry B Eyring on Sunday, July 8, 2018

Additionally, Elder David A. Bednar's Facebook page shared a witness that God knows each of His children personally. In the post, Elder Bednar stated that a room 1500 people is really made up of 1500 "ones." The accompanying photo shows Elder Bednar facing one girl standing in a group of people.

"His love and comfort are available to each of us—one by one. As we have ears to hear and hearts to feel, we will recognize more easily the ways the Lord is reaching out to us," the post reads.

It is my privilege to meet and learn from people all over the world. No matter where I am assigned to go, I receive...

Posted by David A Bednar on Sunday, July 8, 2018

Elder Bednar's Twitter page took that theme a step further saying, "We all experience moments of loneliness or discouragement. But the Savior will never leave us comfortless. He knows us as individuals. If we come to Him, we are encircled in the arms of His love."

Several social media accounts also shared testimonies of ministering. The Facebook account for Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president, shared a story of a sister in Idaho who was skeptical about ministering with young women, but found her new younger companion was mature and poised.

"Young women are an essential part of the work of salvation and can offer significant benefits in reaching out to sisters of all ages," the post reads. "My encouragement is to 'hasten the work' — counsel with the Young Women president and parents to find the right assignment for each young woman — and give them the opportunity to work side-by-side with you as soon as possible!"

As I’ve had the chance to speak with young women and Relief Society leaders lately, I’ve learned that some wards are...

Posted by Jean B. Bingham on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Facebook account of Sister Michelle D. Craig, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, continued this theme with the story of Sister Craig seeing an old Young Women's leader. This leader impacted Sister Craig when she was a 15-year-old girl.

“Through the power of the Holy Ghost, we can be filled with love as we strive to teach and minister to those around us. I have been the recipient of that Christlike love on many occasions and from many people,” the post reads.

I visited a group of young women a few weeks ago. As I sat down in opening exercises, I was surprised and happy to see a...

Posted by Michelle D. Craig on Thursday, July 12, 2018

Additionally, Elder Quentin L. Cook’s Facebook page shared that although misunderstood Church history can cause doubt, Church members can instead plant their faith by studying Church History.

“There may be some things that we will not understand fully in that history, but in totality, the true stories are beautiful and build faith in Jesus Christ and His restored gospel. They evidence how merciful the Lord has been,” the post reads.

In recent years, aspects of Church history have been studied, shared, and analyzed more than ever before. It has been...

Posted by Quentin L Cook on Sunday, July 8, 2018

The Facebook page of Elder Gerrit W. Gong shared a post about handling busy lives, accompanied by a photo of Elder Gong and his wife Susan.

“We really came to know that if we did our very best, the Lord would bless us in every needful way. It’s been a foundation for us to know that as busy as things are, and as many things as we may be asked to do, the Lord will help us if we do our very best,” the post reads.

You young people may often face the question of how to do all the things in your busy lives that you feel like you need...

Posted by Gerrit W. Gong on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Facebook page of Sister Sharon Eubank, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, shared a trailer of the video the Church is making about Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Primary general presidency. Sister Eubank felt like she and Sister Aburto were already friends the first time they met, the post reads.

“The trials she endured growing up in Nicaragua didn’t seem fair and could have been crippling but she faced them with a deep trust in Heavenly Father,” the post reads. “I watch her live every day the same words Nephi wrote in 2 Nephi 4: ‘O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever.’”

Have you ever met someone and felt you were already friends? I felt that wave of recognition the first time I met Reyna I. Aburto. It’s one of the happiest blessings in my life that she and I get to serve together in this Relief Society general presidency. The trials she endured growing up in Nicaragua didn’t seem fair and could have been crippling but she faced them with a deep trust in Heavenly Father. I watch her live every day the same words Nephi wrote in 2 Nephi 4: “O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever.” If you wonder yourself how you are going to get through the trials and adventures of your life, here is a quick trailer of an upcoming video the Church has created about the life of Reyna Aburto. She is a survivor, a leader, a disciple of Jesus Christ, and she is my friend.

Posted by Sharon Eubank on Tuesday, July 10, 2018