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Mormon Mentions: Taylor Swift look-alike appears on 'Steve Harvey,' Elder Renlund makes Twitter debut, David Archuleta displays Pokémon collection

Elder D. Todd Christofferson and Elder Ronald A. Rasband, both of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, met with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Feb. 26.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson and Elder Ronald A. Rasband, both of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, met with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Feb. 26.
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Recent social media posts from members and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints covered a variety of topics and included a video of a Latter-day Saint on the "Steve Harvey" show and a Throwback Thursday post from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland.

Posts from LDS members featured on television shows

Keitra Jane Calaway, an Latter-day Saint who is sometimes mistaken for Taylor Swift, made an appearance on the "Steve Harvey" show. She posted about the experience on Facebook and said she wished the show would have included her comment about everyone being "children of God."

Here is my bit from the Steve Harvey show. I was basically handed a scripted question right before the show and given...

Posted by Keitra Jane Calaway on Saturday, February 27, 2016

Jenn Blosil, a Latter-day Saint who was recently eliminated from “American Idol,” wrote about her dating experiences on Facebook.

Here's me in my natural habitat. This pic has (obviously) no filter.This pic is of me with blueberries under my...

Posted by Jenn Blosil on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Travels of LDS general authorities

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared photos from a trip to Mexico on Facebook.

I share some pictures, just received, from our February 12–22 trip to Mexico. In addition to the impressive growth...

Posted by Dallin H Oaks on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared a post on Facebook about his time in Fiji during Cyclone Winston.

You may have heard of the cyclone that hit Fiji while President Henry B Eyring and I were in the country for the Suva...

Posted by Quentin L Cook on Saturday, February 27, 2016

Birthday celebrations

The LDS Church History Twitter account joined in the Feb. 29 leap day celebration by tweeting about Emmeline B. Wells, the fifth Relief Society general president, who was born Feb. 29, 1828.

David Archuleta, an LDS musician, wished a happy birthday to Pokémon and shared a picture of his Pokémon collection on Twitter.

Posts about the Atonement from LDS general authorities

Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles wrote a blog post for LDS.org about the death of his grandson and his testimony of the Atonement. He shared the post on Facebook.

Just over 12 years ago, my grandson Nathan passed away in an airplane crash. His sudden death caused each member of our...

Posted by M Russell Ballard on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles made his debut on Twitter, tweeting about the importance of the Atonement.

Music and book releases

Three LDS sisters released an extended play this week. The Gardiner Sisters announced the news on Instagram.

Alex Boye, an LDS musician known for adding an African twist to his music, announced on Twitter that his new gospel album will be released April 1.

Brandon Sanderson, an LDS author, announced the name of his next series, “The Apocalypse Guard,” on Twitter.

Other posts from LDS general authorities

President Thomas S. Monson, president of the LDS Church, listed some of the blessings that come from scripture study in a Facebook post.

As we read and ponder the scriptures, we will experience the sweet whisperings of the Spirit to our souls. We can find...

Posted by Thomas S Monson on Thursday, March 3, 2016

President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, shared a story on Facebook about a grandmother who wondered why one of her grandsons ended up in prison and what she learned about love.

Years ago a friend of mine spoke of his grandmother. She had lived a full life, always faithful to the Lord and to His...

Posted by Henry B Eyring on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president, recently attended a practice for a choir that will perform March 26 during the General Women’s Session of general conference. In a post on Facebook, she said some of the members of the choir are refugees.

The choir for the upcoming general women’s session includes women refugees from many parts of the world. They come from...

Posted by Linda K. Burton on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared a Throwback Thursday post on Facebook and recounted an experience from his time as a student at BYU.

I remember one fall day—I think it was in the first semester after our marriage in 1963—we were walking together up the...

Posted by Jeffrey R Holland on Thursday, March 3, 2016

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles discussed prayer and learning God’s will for our lives in a post on Facebook.

Please know that when you pray, you are not a stranger to your Heavenly Father. He loves you perfectly. He couldn’t know...

Posted by D Todd Christofferson on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles talked about his experience meeting with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Facebook.

It was a wonderful experience to join with Elder D Todd Christofferson and meet with Vice President Joe Biden and...

Posted by Ronald A. Rasband on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Mormon Mentions highlights social media posts with connections to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Lindsey Williams writes for the the Faith and Family sections of DeseretNews.com