Members react to general conference via social media

by | Oct. 04, 2011

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More and more members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are following the encouragement of leaders and embracing social networking as a means of sharing the gospel.

"It is no coincidence that FamilySearch and other tools have come forth at a time when young people are so familiar with a wide range of information and communication technologies,” said Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve, during his remarks in the Saturday afternoon session of the church’s 181st Semiannual General Conference. “Your fingers have been trained to text and tweet to accelerate and advance the work of the Lord — not just to communicate quickly with your friends. The skills and aptitude evident among many young people today are a preparation to contribute to the work of salvation.”

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