Easter Invitation: Because of Him

by Larry Richman on April 12, 2014

easter-jesus-christBeginning on Palm Sunday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is extending a special Easter invitation to all people to consider the hope and salvation made possible through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Because of Him, death is not the end and life takes on new meaning.

On the web page Mormon.org/BecauseofHim, you can read the Easter story, learn more about the teachings of Jesus Christ, and view a 3-minute video “Because of Him.”

This inspiring new video depicts the importance of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ compared with various historical events. The video uses text, music, and beautiful visuals to help viewers become believers. On Easter Sunday, the Church has arranged for the new video to be featured on the masthead space on YouTube’s homepage, where it is expected to be seen by over 100 million people.

The Easter holiday is the perfect time to help others think about all that is possible because of Jesus Christ. I invite you to use word of mouth and social media to share this great message with others.

If you Like or Follow these pages, then the Because of Him daily postings will appear in your newsfeeds so your friends can see them as well.

When sharing on social media, be sure to include the hashtag #BecauseofHim and share your personal thoughts and feelings about Jesus Christ.

The full initiative containing the video, website and social media components is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The video only is available in 17 additional languages.

See ideas for Inviting Others to Watch Easter Video “Because of Him.”

Update: With your help, this video was watched more than 5 million times during Easter week in over 191 countries.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Tyler Smith April 12, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Do you know where the additional language videos are located? I can’t find them on any of the Church’s language YouTube channels or anywhere else.

Larry Richman April 13, 2014 at 1:21 am

Tyler,

You can watch the video in 17 languages on the Mormon.org YouTube Channel at http://youtube.com/mormon and select your language at the bottom of the page.

Larry

Shawnie April 13, 2014 at 10:38 am

This is one of the best home page presentations I have ever seen on Mormon.org! Stunning, poignant photos and effective message.

Shawnie April 14, 2014 at 8:03 am

How can we get a higher quality photo file of Christ like the one on mormon.org’s Easter page? I put this on my blog but was only able to get a smaller file, the page will not let me capture the higher quality, larger size. Also, your facebook post of this same Easter page returns a 404 error on your blog when you click the picture of Christ.

Shawnie April 14, 2014 at 8:11 am

Also, the Facebook link on the mormon.org “Because of Him” page goes to Youth LDS page instead of the Mormon.org Easter page. The Twitter and Google+ go to the right page. I know because I’ve used all of them.

Larry Richman April 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Shawnie,

Regarding the photo of Christ, I downloaded (right-click, save image) the image from http://mormon.org/becauseofhim and it worked pretty well on my blog.

Sorry about that 404 error. I had to change the URL and a few of my earlier Facebook posts have the old link.

Larry

Shawnie April 15, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Thank you! For some reason Safari wouldn’t let me do it, but I was able to capture it in Firefox.

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