Six members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles led devotionals for Latter-day Saint young adults in different areas across the globe on Sunday, Jan. 9.
The devotionals featured counsel geared toward members ages 18-30, both married and single.
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Elder Quentin L. Cook, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Elder Neil L. Andersen, Elder Ronald A. Rasband and Elder Dale G. Renlund streamed independent messages to different areas of the world representing all six major continents.
Close to a year ago, Church leaders presented a similar series of devotionals targeted to young adults worldwide; however, those were scheduled on various days through a two-month span. This year’s devotional blitz will be condensed into one day.
In some cases the Apostles were accompanied by their wives, other general authorities or general Church leaders.
Below is a list of summaries of the devotionals.
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Elder Uchtdorf, accompanied by his wife, Sister Harriet R. Uchtdorf, spoke to the Asia and Pacific areas with his message available in English, Tagalog, Samoan, Tongan, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, Cambodian, Thai, Mongolian, Indonesian and Fijian.
Elder Quentin L. Cook
Elder Cook spoke to the Europe, Africa and Middle East areas. His message was available in English, German, Italian, Ukrainian, Swedish, Dutch, Hungarian, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, Croatian, Russian, Romanian, Slovenian, Czech, Albanian and Polish.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson
Elder Christofferson spoke to Portuguese-speaking members in the Brazil, Africa and Europe areas. He was joined by Elder Carlos A. Godoy, a member of the Presidency of the Seventy and native Brazilian.
Elder Neil L. Andersen
Elder Andersen offered counsel to Spanish-speaking young adults in Latin America areas and Spain.
Elder Ronald A. Rasband
Elder Rasband spoke to the North America areas of the Church, with his remarks also available in ASL.
He was joined by his wife, Sister Melanie T. Rasband, and Elder Clark G. Gilbert, General Authority Seventy, and his wife, Sister Christine C. Gilbert.
Elder Dale G. Renlund
Elder Renlund addressed French-speaking Latter-day Saint young adults in Canada, France, Africa, Caribbean and Pacific areas.
He was joined by his wife, Sister Ruth Renlund, and Elder Alfred Kyungu, General Authority Seventy, and Sister Lucie Kyungu.
Elder Renlund teaches Latter-day Saint young adults about a skill set they will need throughout their lives