Social Media: Making It Easy

facebook“Mormon Women Stand is not an official page of the Church. However, as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we strive to follow the counsel provided in the new Handbook 2: Administering the Church, which addresses social media use: “Members are encouraged to use the Internet to flood the earth with testimonies of the Savior and His restored gospel. They should view blogs, social networks, and other Internet technologies as tools that allow them to amplify their voice in promoting the messages of peace, hope, and joy that accompany faith in Christ.” (Handbook 2, 21.1.22).” Mormon Women Stand Mission Statement

In D&C 81:88 it says, “Behold, I sent you out to testify and warn the people, and it becometh every man who hath been warned to warn his neighbor.”

In April 1959, President David O. McKay declared “every member a missionary”. In 1997 Richard G. Scott taught about this. He said:

There are few things in life that bring as much joy as the joy that comes from assisting another improve his or her life. That joy is increased when those efforts help someone understand the teachings of the Savior and that person decides to obey them…  I know many more would follow that charge were they to realize that there are many different ways to fulfill that responsibility.

fashion-person-woman-hand-largeToday we have an easy way to share the teachings of the Savior, the truthfulness of the gospel, and the importance of the commandments. Today, we do not have to leave home to share the gospel with our friends. We can warn others as we have been warned by sharing the gospel through social media. This makes it easy for the old and infirm, the busy young mothers, the busy mothers of teens, the professionals, the single and married—everyone!

We can share the gospel on social media by putting up quotes or conference talks. We can like pages that stand for the family. We can comment on other articles that support gospel principles. We can share gospel art. We can write out our own personal thoughts and testimonies.

Some of us may be called to stand boldly while others feel called to stand with a quiet and compassionate voice. The world needs both voices. All of our friends, and all of our family members, and all of the people throughout the world need to hear truth. Some of us listen better to a soft voice and others listen better to a bold voice. Today more than ever, it’s easy to share. Today more than ever it is easy to find the truth. We make it easier for people to hear the truth when we are not ashamed to use our voice to be the missionary the prophets have called us. We can share the gospel freely on our social media accounts.

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Diane Robertson

Diane Robertson

Diane Robertson is just a plain old ordinary person with nothing terribly special about her. She's a homeschooling mother blessed with 11 kids, Diane spends most days in yoga pants taking care of her children, teaching, cooking, and cleaning while never actually doing yoga. Motherhood has helped Diane develop a passion for protecting the family and children. She blogs about political family issues at unitedfamiliesinternational.wordpress.com and journals about her family at thoserobertsons.blogspot.com
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