3 Apostles New Years Day 2023 Social Posts
As 2023 begins, several leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shared their thoughts on hope for the year, seeking wisdom, seeking healing and peace, and studying the scriptures.
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Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared on Facebook and Instagram on January 1, 2023: “With the new year comes a new beginning and anticipation for what lies ahead, moving on from a year that may have been been tragic or difficult for some. Thanks to the work of Almighty God, we have every reason to expect great blessings and opportunities in the days, months, and years ahead.”
He extended an invitation to join him and Sister Patricia Holland for a young adult devotional on Sunday, January 8 at 6 pm MST to “discuss how to face the future with joy” and “follow the example of our dear Savior Jesus Christ.”
The broadcast can be viewed on the Church’s satellite system, at broadcasts.ChurchofJesusChrist.org, and on YouTube.
Sometimes wisdom can be found in the most unexpected places, wrote Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Elder Uchtdorf opened the new year by imparting the wisdom he found in a fortune cookie.
“Sometimes we find wisdom in unexpected places,” he wrote in a post on social media Twitter, Facebook and Instagram on January 1, 2023. “I recently received a fortune cookie that said: ‘Tomorrow is going to be a big day for you.’ . What a great motto for our lives!”
The Apostle continued with the following message: “Don’t wait for tomorrow to make the changes you want to see in your life now. Every day is a new beginning. Turn to Jesus Christ today. repent today. Seek more of the spirit in your life today. Every day is a new opportunity to grow from the past and create an even better future centered on following Jesus Christ. We need to live so that tomorrow we are happy with our today, which is then our yesterday”.
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares a photo on social media that contains a wise saying found in a fortune cookie: “Tomorrow will be an important day for you.”
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In a video posted on Facebook and Instagram, Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles testified of the resurrection.
“Doctrine and Covenants 138:17 explains that the spirit and the body will be united, never to be divided again, so that we can receive a fulness of joy. God our Heavenly Father and the Son of his Beloved of him live. They offer peace, joy and healing for each one of us,” he said.
It is the first of several doctrinal principles from the scriptures “that we can personally relate to as we seek healing and peace from the trials of life” that Elder Gong plans to share over the next several months.
On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2022, Sunday School General President Mark L. Pace asked two questions in a video on Facebook and Instagram: “Has 2022 been your best year of study of the Old Testament Scriptures? and “As you look back on 2022, what is one thought the Holy Spirit has taught you during your Old Testament scripture study with ‘Come, Follow Me’?”
President Pace said it has been his best year of studying and writing the Old Testament. And he has learned from it what it is to “heed the words of the living prophet.” He invited people to share his thoughts in the comments.