I *have* posted a lot of video lately.
I know. 

Hard not to in this day & age.

So, from another of Elder Dallin H. Oaks' powerful BYU-I Devotional talks, came not only the familiar admonition to stand as witnesses of God but three specific HOWS
  • by asserting faith in private prayers and personal greetings
  • publicly recognize the blessings of God
  • and contend for the free exercise of religion.

In the scriptures we find our baptismal covenants; our obligation as children of God & members of Christ's church is to "stand as a witness of God in all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in..." (Mosiah 18:9)  And that includes online.

(Really isn't that much to ask of us, considering Jesus Christ gave his life for each us.  The least we can do is be His witnesses at all times and in all things and in all places, in exchange for the precious gifts of the Atonement & Eternal Life.)

As a result, our ward's youth joined the Mormon Channel's efforts to do encourage just that, through the #DidYouThinkToPray? campaign that started in March.

Thanks to the participation of people like Al Fox (now Al Fox Carraway), the movement is all about taking a moment to show why or when you pray, at anytime and about anything, with a simple little Instagram or Tweet or FB post that includes the hashtag #DidYouThinkToPray? with the pic.  From there Mormon Channel plucks the images up and shares them worldwide via their Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram feeds.  

It's universal in & open to all faiths really.  It's all about prayer.  It's all about God.

For Mutual a several weeks back (before there was a video), my sweet friend asked me to help her pool as many of these images as I could for a slideshow to keep the youth occupied while they waited for their turn to be photographed with their own sign.  We even tossed in a few of the new YW leaders' own pics as surprise Easter Eggs for the kids!

The slideshow makes my spirit & heart happy.  I love how it perfectly goes with my 2014 word!

Once all the kids' photos were taken they were then individually posted to my friend's Instagram, they became part of the #DidYouThinkToPray? movement or virtual gathering.  

Reminds me about prophesies of the Last Days, that things will be happening at the speed of thought.  So true.  It's happening.  Right.now.  So we should be standing as witnesses of God in every lightning-quick thought.  In every instant.  Just like Mini-Me's fellow youth.

#SnakeRiverWardYouth #DidYouThinkToPray?

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