Elder M. Russell Ballard became the first member of the LDS Church’s Quorum of the Twelve to send out a tweet this Sunday the CES broadcast.
Since then, all members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve have joined Twitter.
Thank you to all who tuned in to the devotional. It was a joy to be with you, both those in San Diego and throughout the world. #CESDevo
— M. Russell Ballard (@BallardMRussell) May 5, 2014
Elder Ballard spoke in the devotional about technology and social media.
“Our technological devices need to be our servants, not our masters,” he said.
The church’s feed retweeted and confirmed @M_RBallard was a legitimate handle. The post was retweeted 355 times and has been favorited 895 times thus far. Elder Ballard already has more than 7,000 followers.\
Although many people may be following him, he is only following a select five other feeds, including the LDS church, Mormon.org and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
The church’s General Authorities have encouraged everyone to take to social media to share their beliefs. It looks like they just took their own steps to get the word out.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland became the second general authority to tweet on Tuesday night after a devotional at the MTC.
Being with missionaries is the greatest. Tonight it was the MTC in Provo, with all international MTCs listening in. pic.twitter.com/Iq7JRMhB8Q
— Jeffrey R. Holland (@HollandJeffreyR) May 7, 2014
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President Eyring: @Henry_B_Eyring
President Uchtdorf: @D_F_Uchtdorf
President Packer: @Boyd_K_Packer
Elder Perry: @L_Tom_Perry
Elder Nelson: @RussellMNelson1
Elder Oaks: @Dallin_H_Oaks
Elder Ballard: @M_RBallard
Elder Scott: @Richard_G_Scott
Elder Hales: @Robert_D_Hales
Elder Holland: @J_R_Holland
Elder Bednar: @David_A_Bednar
Elder Cook: @Quentin_L_Cook
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Elder Andersen: @Neil_L_Andersen