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Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have joined the online conversation in recent years and are embracing the church's challenge to "share goodness" by posting uplifting messages and photos to social media.

In an August 2014 talk, Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, counseled church members to share "messages that are authentic, edifying and praiseworthy — and literally to sweep the earth as with a flood." General authorities and general auxiliaries for the church are becoming increasingly involved by posting to their official Facebook and Twitter pages.

Here is a look at the edifying messages LDS Church leaders shared between July 18 and July 30.

Sister Neill F. Marriott, second counselor in the Young Women general presidency, shared a story she wrote for the LDS Church News on Facebook on July 18. She invited readers to honor and prepare for the Sabbath before Sunday comes.

Polishing shoes on Saturday gave my Sundays a special shine. My mother taught me that thoughtful preparation on Saturday would help me honor the Sabbath.

Posted by Neill F. Marriott on Saturday, July 18, 2015

President Thomas S. Monson shared counsel on Twitter on July 19, July 22, July 28, and July 30.

President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, shared a post to Facebook on July 19, testifying about the hope that comes from the Atonement and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Of all the tests we face, none hurts more than the death of a loved one or the misery of sin. Through the Resurrection...

Posted by Henry B Eyring on Sunday, July 19, 2015

President Russell M. Nelson, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, shared his thoughts on the hymn "How Great Thou Art" on Facebook on July 19. He gave background on the song and testified about the power of music.

I would like to comment on a song in our hymnbook. The text of “How Great Thou Art” was first written by a young...

Posted by Russell M Nelson on Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sister Carole M. Stephens, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, posted a photo to Facebook on July 20 and expressed gratitude for the opportunity she has to serve sisters through her calling.

I have such a sweet opportunity to follow the example of the Savior by ministering one by one throughout the world to my fellow sisters in their homes.

Posted by Carole M. Stephens on Monday, July 20, 2015

Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president, shared a photo to Facebook on July 21 from the Los Angeles Dodgers game, where she threw out the ceremonial first pitch. She asked followers to share a time when they exercised faith to try something new.

Last week, I had the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at the L.A. Dodgers' game. I never saw this coming when I...

Posted by Linda K. Burton on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Elder Bednar posted to Facebook on July 22, reminding readers that they can find peace in the temple.

Peace abounds in the temple.The temple is the house of the Lord, a sanctuary from the world. Through our worthiness...

Posted by David A Bednar on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Elder M. Russell Ballard, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, posted to on Twitter on July 23, inviting readers to become better acquainted with the Lord.

President Monson shared a poem to Facebook on July 23, reminding followers to look for ways to love and serve those around them.

Many years ago I heard a poem which has stayed with me, by which I have tried to guide my life. It’s one of my...

Posted by Thomas S Monson on Thursday, July 23, 2015

Sister Carol F. McConkie, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, shared a photo on Facebook on July 23 from a recent pioneer trek. She expressed gratitude for all pioneers, including her mother.

Windy, but wonderful to be trekking along the original pioneer trail in Wyoming, USA, with faithful young men and young...

Posted by Carol F. McConkie on Thursday, July 23, 2015

President Eyring posted to Facebook on July 28, reminding followers to seek God like they would a friend.

If you want to stay close to someone who has been dear to you, but from whom you are separated, you know how to do it....

Posted by Henry B Eyring on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

President Monson posted a photo to Facebook on July 29 of a painting in his office. He said the painting of Jesus Christ helps him focus his thoughts and make decisions based on what the Savior would do.

Through the years, the offices I have occupied have been decorated with lovely paintings of peaceful and pastoral...

Posted by Thomas S Monson on Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, tweeted on July 29 about following the Savior.

Brother M. Joseph Brough, second counselor in the Young Men general presidency, shared a photo to Facebook on July 29 of young men from Kentucky and Indiana at a camp.

It was great to be with the youth of Kentucky and Indiana at Zions Camp at Crooked Creek.

Posted by M. Joseph Brough on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

President Nelson encouraged reading the Book of Mormon in a Facebook post on July 30.

Each individual who prayerfully studies the Book of Mormon can also receive a testimony of its divinity. In addition,...

Posted by Russell M Nelson on Thursday, July 30, 2015

Elder D. Todd Christofferson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, counseled readers to ask the Lord for direction on what they can change in their lives in a Facebook post on July 30.

I feel that it is good to ask ourselves from time to time if we are doing a good job in our lives. We should pray about...

Posted by D Todd Christofferson on Thursday, July 30, 2015

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