Social media posts with a connection to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members last week include posts from LDS performers on tour, an LDS Major League Baseball player, and a recap of a BYU-Idaho graduation speech. Social media accounts for LDS Church leaders featured inspiring pictures, quotes and counsel.
Bryce Harper, right fielder for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball, posted a picture on Instagram of “the best package” he has received in a long time — a custom-made quadruple combination of The Book of Mormon, Bible, Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price.
Harper’s Instagram profile reads, “Baseball. Food. Life. Be ye perfect. LDS.org.”
The LDS group The Gardiner Sisters are on tour with Us The Duo, a husband-and-wife American folk pop duo that has over 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube. Thursday, the two groups experienced the first stop of the Just Love tour in Seattle. The Gardiner Sisters posted a video from the concert on Instagram.
First counselor in the Sunday School General Presidency, Brother Devin G. Durrant, spoke at BYU-Idaho’s graduation. The BYU-I YouTube channel uploaded a short highlight of his speech.
Posts from LDS general authorities’ social media accounts
The Facebook page for President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, posted pictures of President Uchtdorf and his wife Harriet outside the Rome Italy Temple. “As European Saints, we feel a connection to this beautiful temple,” the post read.
A tweet from President Uchtdorf’s Twitter account testified that the Savior knows and loves individuals and cares about their grief.
A post was made on the Facebook page of Elder Dale G. Renlund, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, about the importance of the establishment of the church, which the post referred to as the "Atonement delivery system."
The Facebook page for President Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, featured three posts directed to the women of the church, discussing the importance of each person’s individual, unique qualities. Each post contained the same message, translated into three different languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese.
A tweet was posted from the Twitter account of Elder Robert D. Hales, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, about the importance of agency.
Mormon Mentions highlights social media posts with connections to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Kelsey Schwab writes for the Faith and Family sections of DeseretNews.com.