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Mormon Mentions: David Archuleta, Bryce Harper share testimonies of temple work

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This week, Bryce Harper uploaded a picture of the LDS San Diego temple on Instagram.

This week, Bryce Harper uploaded a picture of the LDS San Diego temple on Instagram.

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Social media posts with a connection to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members last week highlighted LDS athletes, performers and YouTube videos. Additionally, social media accounts for LDS Church leaders featured stories, counsel and testimonies.

LDS singer-songwriter David Archuleta uploaded a picture on Instagram of the LDS Taipei Taiwan Temple while traveling there. He bore his testimony of temples and wrote regarding the commonality sacred places of different religions share.

The San Diego California Temple was highlighted by Major League Baseball player Bryce Harper.

Harper was also featured on Team USA Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky's Instagram account. Ledecky threw the first pitch at a Washington Nationals baseball game this week, and let Harper hold her gold and silver medals.

BYU Vocal Point, an a cappella group from Brigham Young University, announced on social media that the group will be releasing a new album titled “Music Video Hits.”

BYU Vocal Point also introduced this upcoming year’s slate of members, which includes three new singers. The picture from BYU Vocal Point’s Instagram account welcomed the new members of the group as well as the BYU freshman class of 2016.

The 2016 freshman class at BYU participated in a tradition during the new student orientation — the group formed a block Y and posed for a class photo. The BYU YouTube channel uploaded a time lapse of the photo.

LDS violinist Lindsey Stirling performed two songs from her new album, “Brave Enough,” on the "Today" show this week.

https://twitter.com/LindseyStirling/status/768066209774469124/photo/1Jimmy Osmond, an LDS entertainer, has confirmed he will be joining the list of presenters for the National Reality TV Awards. The announcement was made from the Reality TV Awards’ Twitter account.

https://twitter.com/RealityTVAwards/status/768772246705938432/photo/1Mormon Newsroom uploaded a brief video on YouTube of President Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at the Sapporo Japan Temple dedication.

Posts from LDS general authorities’ social media accounts

The Twitter account of President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, suggested, “By applying gospel principles, it is possible to live together in peace.”

A tweet from the Twitter account of Elder Robert D. Hales, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, expressed gratitude that “we are not alone” through trials.

The Facebook account of Elder Quentin L. Cook, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, posted ideas to consider about keeping the Sabbath day holy as a family.

The Facebook account of President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, posted advice he received about marking insights and revelation in his scriptures.

A post from the Facebook account of Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, suggested to pray before scripture study to “illuminate” minds and hearts.

A post from the Facebook account of President Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, wrote of the importance of charity and helping each other through hardships.

Kelsey Schwab writes for the Faith and Family sections of DeseretNews.com.