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This Week on Social: President Nelson invites others to make a change of heart

Repentance, prayer and personal revelation were themes this week among the social media accounts of Church leaders.

The Facebook account of President Russell M. Nelson contained an invitation for members to do a "thorough life assessment with the Lord" and to repent if necessary. The post is accompanied by a photo of three women walking forward on a path.

"Please do not stay off the covenant path one more minute," it reads. "Please come back through true repentance now. We need you with us."

I invite you to do a thorough life assessment with the Lord to ensure that your feet are firmly planted on the covenant...

Posted by Russell M Nelson on Sunday, July 15, 2018

Additionally, the Twitter account of President Nelson recently posted an admonition "to develop the crucial, spiritual skill of learning how to hear the whisperings of the Holy Ghost." When members do this, they will have "all the direction" they will ever need in their lives.

The Twitter account of President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, built off this theme with a post about opening "the door of prayer" to Heavenly Father's children.

"When we teach those we love that we are spirit children temporarily away from a loving Heavenly Father, we open the door of prayer to them," it reads.

In addition, the Twitter account of Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles made a recent post about the nature of joy, stating that people "cannot buy or command joy," but they can receive it by doing things that will make them joyful.

Finally, the Facebook account of Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president, shared the Facebook post of Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency. The Church is producing a video about Sister Aburto's life, and the post on Sister Bingham's Facebook page reads that Sister Aburto is "resilient, courageous, and completely devoted to Jesus Christ and His cause."

"I hope her story will help you find strength and hope to overcome your own life trials," the she stated.

I have learned so much from Reyna I. Aburto over the years we’ve known each other. She is resilient, courageous, and...

Posted by Jean B. Bingham on Thursday, July 19, 2018