Monday, April 14, 2014

Because of Him (#BecauseofHim)- It’s Not Just a Video.

Click on the photo to see an amazing Easter video.

As you may know, one of my church callings is with the Public Affairs for our stake (a geographic area that includes several towns and several congregations of our church) as a Media Relations Director. As part of that, I have been working on utilizing social media to share the gospel and connect church members with those of other faiths in our community, and I am so excited to see how The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka, Mormon Church) is using social media (and the internet in general) to share the gospel.

Recently I received an e-mail about an initiative the church would be starting the week before Easter, called “Because of Him.” Yesterday I had a chance to view the video that was the starting point for the initiative, and I can’t even begin to tell you how awesome this video and this initiative is. Please take a moment to watch it (and read more about the initiative) here: "Church Launches Easter Initiative Focused on Jesus Christ”.

The goal is to spread the message that because Jesus Christ lived a perfect life, died, and was resurrected, our lives have hope and meaning. This initiative invites us- and Christians everywhere- to use the hash tag #BecauseofHim to share our testimonies of what is possible and beautiful in our lives because of our Savior’s atonement this week before Easter.

There is just something about the idea of social media being flooded with testimonies of Christ all week that makes my heart feel too big for my body. So I felt inclined to share this movement with you, awesome MMWs, because as writers, we have been blessed with the unique ability to express our thoughts and feelings in words in ways that others may not. And to me, that means that I have the special responsibility to share my most precious possession- my testimony- with others. Social media is an amazing tool we have that allows us to do that.

So let me begin here.

Because of Him... life has meaning, direction, and focus. life has daily joy and bright hope for the future.
...I know that this life is not the end and that those I love who have passed on will be with me again someday.
...I feel love and peace when I need it most.
...I have confidence in who I am as a daughter of God and I know that even though I make mistakes I can still go Home again.

These are just a few things I wanted to share that are because of Him. I encourage you to share yours, in the comments here and on your own social media page with the hash tag #BecauseofHim.

What is possible in your life because of Him?


  1. I got chills watching this. I saw this on Mormon Women Stand, too, and just teared up at it. In my life, hope is possible because of Him. The hope that I can see my mom again, that I can be with my family forever after this life is over. In reality, all things are possible because of Him!

    Thank you for sharing this. :)

  2. Because of Him I have the room to learn from my mistakes and grow as a person and I don't have to be responsible for any other person's poor choices.

    Thanks for the post.

  3. Loved this post, it really spoke to me thank you

  4. So true, because I Him, my life means something. Otherwise, it's all for naught. I'm so grateful God became real to me in my younger days. It's sad to see the elderly frustrated and angry with life...their whole life, they've not had peace.



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