Beginning Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014, and running through Easter, April 20, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sponsoring an Easter initiative called, “Because of Him” (#BecauseofHim), focusing on the hope, healing, and salvation made possible through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
So what does this have to do with you??? Well, because of YOU others can know that it is BECAUSE OF HIM that death is not the end, and life takes on new meaning. We can change, we can start over—and we can live again with God.
Using social media, we can use our circle of influence to extend an invitation for people to consider all that is possible in their lives because of Jesus Christ. We can use our online influence to direct people to visit the web page mormon.org/becauseofhim. Your friends and followers can read the Easter story, learn more about the teachings of Jesus Christ, view the video “Because of Him,” or chat online with a full-time missionary.
The new video depicts the importance of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ compared with various historical events. Brief scenes from the ministry of Jesus Christ are reminders of all that is made possible #BecauseofHim.
The Church has purchased the masthead space on YouTube’s homepage for Easter Sunday with hopes of inviting over 100 million people to visit mormon.org/becauseofhim to learn more about Jesus Christ, His atoning sacrifice, and His Resurrection.
WANNA HELP?! Latter-day Saints can get involved in the initiative in several ways. Here are a few suggestions from the Church:
First, for those members using social media, look for daily postings on mormon.org/becauseofhim starting April 13. On the mormon.org/becauseofhim web page, members are encouraged to read and share the written Easter story as well as the “Because of Him” video with friends and acquaintances.
Second, go to the mormon.org Facebook page and “LIKE” the page. This will allow the initiative’s daily postings to appear in a person’s Facebook newsfeed. Each day, a new, sharable graphic will be posted focusing on something made possible “because of Him.” The same thing can be done for those using Google+ or Twitter.
The third way to get involved is by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with others using the initiative’s various offerings. When making social media posts, include the hashtag #BecauseofHim. While using social media, members may share personal thoughts and feelings about those things made possible using #BecauseofHim.
For example, on the graphic below is a list of phrases for each day leading up to Easter. You can share your photos that depict the phrase for that day to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc. and include the phrase of the day and #BecauseofHim in your photo description.”
Memes have been created, and you are encourage to use these on your sites and social properties on each corresponding day.
Because of YOU
others can know
that it is
BECAUSE OF HIM!