Members of the general presidencies of the Relief Society, Young Women and Primary general presidencies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints now have official Instagram accounts to expand their global ministries. The photo- and video-based social media platform is used by millions of people around the world, including many young adults and youth.
The Church leaders’ use of social media platforms demonstrates a desire to connect with members around the world using technology.
This week, the leaders expressed their excitement to use Instagram, in conjunction with their Facebook accounts, as a means to help spread the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ and connect with the members they serve and lead.
Members of the Young Women general presidency were the first to publish on Instagram on Wednesday, November 11, 2020:
“We are excited to connect with the young women where they are,” she said. “This is a platform where they are connecting with one another, and we hope that we too can connect with them. The Young Women of today have so much light to share and social media tools like Instagram help give a space for them to share their light and love of the Savior.”
In the coming months, the sisters will share messages of the Savior’s love, hope, encouragement and inspiration. Instagram is a platform used by over 1 billion people worldwide, the majority of whom are outside of the United States.
Below are links to all nine of the women leaders’ Instagram accounts and their designated handles:
President Jean B. Bingham — @jeanbbingham
Sister Sharon Eubank — @sharon_eubank
Sister Reyna I. Aburto — @reynaiaburto
President Bonnie H. Cordon — @bonniehcordon
Sister Michelle D. Craig — @michelledcraig_
Sister Becky Craven — @beckylcraven
President Joy D. Jones — @joydjones_
Sister Lisa L. Harkness — @lisalharkness_
Sister Cristina B. Franco — @cristinabfranco_