"Wherefore, now let every man learn his duty, and to act in the office in which he is appointed, in all diligence." - D&C 107:99
"Please give our young men the opportunity to stretch their souls in service," said Elder Robert L. Backman, then of the Seventy, speaking in the October 1982 general conference. "Too often we only entertain, leaving our young men in the role of spectators. They will grow as they are involved, and they will develop love for their fellowmen, at the same time forgetting their own weaknesses and frailties as they serve.
"The sooner our young men have experiences in meaningful service, the sooner they will understand their priesthood responsibilities and their own capacity to truly be their brother's keeper, and the sooner they will discover the key to lasting happiness. In service every quorum member will know that he is needed. Even the most inactive will respond to an invitation to bless someone's life.
"All of these activities provide a wholesome environment where relationships can be cemented. Is this important? President David O. McKay reminded us, `The spirituality of a ward will be commensurate with the activity of the youth of that ward.' "