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This week’s social media posts with connections to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members included a balloon release in Ogden in honor of a missionary who died in Taiwan, a videographer reflecting on his LDS mission and counsel from church leaders.

On Sunday, LDS Church members in Ogden released yellow balloons in memory of Elder David Hampton, a missionary who died April 12 in a bicycle accident in Taiwan. Emily Clark shared photos of the balloon release on Facebook.

A boy named Gibson Porter spoke in sacrament meeting, a noteworthy event because Porter has a form of cerebral palsy that makes it difficult for him to talk. Porter delivered his address using technology that spoke for him. After he gave the talk in church, his mother recorded the address again and uploaded a video to Facebook.

LDS musician Jenn Blosil, who competed on the final season of “American Idol,” shared a video on Instagram of herself singing.

Mormon.org shared a video on Facebook about temples.

Lindsey Stirling, known for her electronic violin music, remembered a musician she worked with, Jason Gaviati, known as “Gavi,” through a post on Facebook. Gaviati died in 2015 after battling cancer.

Devin Graham, an LDS videographer, posted on Facebook about his mission and the blessings it brought to his life.

Posts from LDS general authorities include the following:

A post on the Facebook page for President Thomas S. Monson, president of the LDS Church, discussed the impact choices have.

The Facebook page for President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, had a post that discussed how the Savior prepares the way for those who serve.

The Facebook page for Elder Robert D. Hales, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, had a post about the Holy Ghost.

A post on the Facebook page for Elder M. Russell Ballard, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, talked about the importance of millennials understanding the plan of salvation.

A tweet from the Twitter account for Elder Neil L. Andersen, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, discussed divine identity.

A post on the Facebook page for Elder Gary E. Stevenson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, presented the Portuguese translation of a post he shared last week.

A tweet on the Twitter account for Elder Dale G. Renlund, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, announced his upcoming address at Brigham Young University’s Women’s Conference.

Mormon Mentions highlights social media posts with connections to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Lindsey Williams writes for the the Faith and Family sections of DeseretNews.com



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