First Presidency Shares Special 2016 Easter Message

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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a special and moving message in honor of the Easter season.

Presidents Thomas S. Monson, Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uchtdorf shared their testimonies of the importance of Christ’s death and resurrection. The Easter message features the Church leaders’ special witness of Christ:

Jesus Christ is the Son of God, Jehovah of the Old Testament, and the Messiah of the New Testament. He died and was resurrected, and He lives in glory with our Eternal Father.

As a result of our Savior’s atoning sacrifice, death, and resurrection we become the beneficiaries of His mercy and grace. In a world of trouble and uncertainty, His peace can fill our hearts and ease our minds. Jesus is in very deed “the way, the truth, and the life” for God’s children everywhere (John 14:6).

At this Easter season we give our sure witness that Jesus is the Christ. Though He was crucified, He rose triumphant from the tomb to our everlasting blessing and benefit. He stands as our Advocate and Savior. He has done for all mankind that which no other could have done. God be thanked for the gift of His Beloved Son, our Savior, the Redeemer of the world, the Lamb without blemish who was offered as a sacrifice for all mankind.

The Church also released an Easter initiative this season, that is expected to reach tens of millions of people. The “Follow Him” initiative features a two minute video of millennials sharing messages of Christ. The Church filmed the video in Los Angeles, New York City and Israel.

Kylie is a writer at LDS.net and graduate of BYU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She grew up in a Chicago suburb where she gained a passion for the Chicago Cubs. She enjoys writing and live event video production.