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Mormon Mentions: President Uchtdorf compares Mormon pioneers to refugees, Elder Renlund shares a wedding photo

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Elder Dale G. Renlund and his wife, Ruth Renlund, on their wedding day

Elder Dale G. Renlund and his wife, Ruth Renlund, on their wedding day

Courtesy Elder Dale G. Renlund

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been very active about authoring gospel-related posts on social media this week, along with other announcements.

Alex Boye shared some encouragement on Twitter, telling his followers to “Trust God.”

In a similar line, Madilyn Paige also offered some wellness advice. Paige was a competitor on “The Voice” and Miss Provo First Attendant.

Al Fox Carraway, a motivational speaker and author of “The Tattooed Mormon,” posted her thoughts about the way her life was unfolding on Instagram. The post read “I wish I could just yell to myself in the past, ‘YOU’LL BE ALL RIGHT! YOUR LIFE TURNS OUT AWESOME!!!’ But of course it turns out awesome, because that’s what God will always do for us. We may not have all the answers we want about our future, but we know enough: we are led by an all powerful, all loving God.”

Shannon Hale, author of “The Goose Girl” series and “The Princess Academy,” tweeted that she is working on new book.

Kenzie Nimmo announced her new video on Twitter. The video is a looping cover of several of Ed Sheeran’s songs in chronological order.

BYU announced on Twitter that Kristin Chenoweth will be returning for a performance in the fall.

Several general authorities posted their testimonies of gospel principles on social media.

Elder M. Russell Ballard’s Twitter account posted a simple spiritual thought.

Elder Neil L. Andersen’s account shared his respect for a French couple he was reminded of as he attended the dedication of the Paris France Temple.

As I participated in Sunday’s Paris France Temple dedication, I was reminded of the powerful example of a wonderful...

Posted by Neil L. Andersen on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Elder Andersen’s Twitter account also posted his testimony of the eternal nature of families.

Elder Dale G. Renlund’s account shared a photo from his wedding to his wife, Ruth, and shared his thoughts on marriage. “As we each work to become more like the Savior, we will learn to love each other more and become more unified,” the post read. “It is a lifelong goal—it is actually an eternal goal—and it is well worth the effort.”

Recently I have had the opportunity to officiate in the temple sealing of four wonderful couples. As I prepared for...

Posted by Dale G. Renlund on Sunday, May 21, 2017

President Thomas S. Monson’s account posted a quote from William Cowper: “Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees.”

As we pray, let us really communicate with our Father in Heaven. It is easy to let our prayers become repetitious,...

Posted by Thomas S Monson on Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Facebook account of President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, posted this inspirational video inspirational video about the trials the pioneers faced, and wrote about how members can help refugees. “These members are following the Savior by showing Christlike love to those refugees who find themselves in desperate situations,” the post read.

The Facebook account of President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, posted the message below about family history. It called members to do temple ordinances as well, saying, “The work of gathering Heavenly Father’s family is not just for young people, and it is not just for their grandparents. It is for everyone. We are all gatherers.”

Many youth have discovered that giving of their time to do family history research and temple work has deepened their...

Posted by Henry B. Eyring on Thursday, May 18, 2017

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