Throughout the Christian world, Easter brings a variety of thoughts and emotions about the life, death, and Resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ. It is a perfect time to begin conversations about His love for us and His willingness to lay down His life “that we might live” (1 John 4:9).
This Easter, the Church invites you to discover, embrace, and share the gift of Jesus Christ. Read the article “Because He Lives,” by Elder Russell M. Nelson in the March Ensign, Liahona, and New Era magazines.
Today, the Church released the video Because He Lives. You can find the video at HeLives.mormon.org and in the Gospel Library mobile app.
The website provides a day-by-day recounting of the last week of the Savior’s life. The website and videos are available in the following 21 languages: Albanian, Armenian, Cebuano, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, and Ukrainian.
On the website, you can learn about the last week of the Savior’s life. Also, watchChurch social media pages for inspiring messages and images you can share with family and friends. Use the hashtag #BecauseHeLives as you share these messages.
On April 5, the Church will be the only advertiser on YouTube’s home page in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Japan, Italy, and Brazil. It is expected that hundreds of millions of people will see a 15-second version of the video, with an invitation to learn more at HeLives.mormon.org.
You can also get pass-along cards in the 21 languages listed above from your distribution center or from store.lds.org. These cards can be used beyond the Easter holiday as you invite others to learn more about Jesus and His Atonement.
I also invite you to consider personally what you can do during the #BecauseHeLives initiative to come more fully unto Jesus Christ. What can youoffer Him? How can you become more like Him? As you seek to be more like Him, your capacity to help others to do likewise will be magnified.
- Help others discover Jesus Christ by talking with them about Him. Focus your conversations on the truth that He lives and that He can help us in our daily lives.
- Help others embrace the gift of Jesus Christ by inviting them to learn more about the restored gospel.
- Help others share Jesus Christ by asking them to invite others to learn more of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
Below is a list of the hashtags and direct website addresses in various languages: