The Church has maintained official Facebook and Google+ pages on the behalf of Church leaders for some time now. Some senior Church leaders will now be using those channels and Twitter to personally share their words, thoughts and teachings.
Thank you to all who tuned in to the devotional. It was a joy to be with you, both those in San Diego and throughout the world. #CESDevo— M. Russell Ballard (@M_RBallard) May 5, 2014
Two apostles, Elder M. Russell Ballard and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, began using Twitter within the last week, and other Church leaders will also be using Twitter in the near future. Elder Ballard’s tweet came after an address he gave to Latter-day Saint young adults around the world on 4 May.
Being with missionaries is the greatest. Tonight it was the MTC in Provo, with all international MTCs listening in. pic.twitter.com/Iq7JRMhB8Q— Jeffrey R. Holland (@J_R_Holland) May 7, 2014
Elder Holland’s tweet and photo were posted following remarks he made to Mormon missionaries at the Church’s Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo, Utah, on 6 May.
This is just another step Church leaders are taking to use social media to share the gospel and communicate with the world.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke to missionaries in the Provo, Utah Missionary Training Center on 6 May 2014, with all international MTCs listening in.