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Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | October 5, 2015

Latter-day Saints react to three new apostles

In Your Own Words is a regular sampling of online articles, blog posts and social media that represent some of the current c onversations about Mormonism. The posts in this series do not necessarily represent the views of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, nor are they meant to be a comprehensive summary of the online conversations about the Church. The intent is to highlight social media content from individuals that will help journalists and the public better understand Mormonism.  

There wa s plenty of anticipation for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’  announcement of three new apostles  on Saturday, October 3, 2015. 

Many responded to the names of  Elder Ronald A. Rasband, Elder Gary E. Stevenson and Elder Dale G. Renlund with excitement and support, while o thers appreciated the warm welcome  extended by fellow  Church  leaders.

During the  new apostles’  introduction to news  media  following the Saturday afternoon session of general conference, several  people online  appreciated these new  leaders’  comments  about Jesus Christ and  service , as well as  the tender exchange s  each had with family following the event.

This was really powerful to watch. I am so grateful for all who serve in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day...

Posted by Heidi Wheiler Fransen on Sunday, October 4, 2015

And Sunday morning during the apostles' inaugural  general conference  remarks, many  shared favorite portions of each apostle’s address online.

#LDSconf #ElderRenlund

Posted by Southern Mormons on Sunday, October 4, 2015

You can learn more about each apostle at  Mormon Newsroom . 

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