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This week on social: Apostles share how to better live your faith and learn from the Savior

Four messages shared on Apostle's social media accounts this week ranged in topic from remembering pioneer sacrifice to defining real faith.

President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, had a sweet, simple message of faith shared on his Facebook account on July 22.

"Real faith fosters hope for the future; it allows us to look beyond ourselves and our present cares," part of the post reads.

Real faith fosters hope for the future; it allows us to look beyond ourselves and our present cares. Fortified by hope,...

Posted by M Russell Ballard on Sunday, July 22, 2018

A Pioneer Day message was shared on the Facebook account of Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for the Utah state holiday on July 24.

The message was specifically centered around learning from the experiences of women throughout the history of the Church.

"We need to listen to the voices of women from the past — to hear their counsel, learn from their examples, and be strengthened by their testimonies," the post shared.

The post also recognized two collections of women's history that the Church has recently published: 'At The Pulpit' and 'The First 50 Years of Relief Society.'

There is so much we can all learn from studying the experience of women throughout Church history. We need to listen to...

Posted by Quentin L Cook on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Elder Neil L. Andersen's Facebook page shared a post about a recent experience while he and his wife, Sister Kathy Andersen, were traveling in West Africa.

"Some of the most memorable moments were with the children," the post read. "The children in Africa are magnificent. I loved being with them and hope I can become more like them."

Elder Andersen recalled the Savior's messages about children and how much everyone can learn from their examples of "humility and pureness."

Kathy and I were recently in West Africa. Some of the most memorable moments were with the children. The children in...

Posted by Neil L Andersen on Friday, June 22, 2018

A ministering message was shared on July 22 on the Facebook account of Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

"Ministering is to show others how valuable they are in the eyes of God," the post said. "It is to be the Savior's hands and to do what He would do."

Ministering means to have a willing soul, to serve without the need of being set apart. It is the gospel in action. It...

Posted by Ulisses Soares on Sunday, July 22, 2018