HOMANTIN, HONG KONG
During a three-day youth conference here July 19-21, more than 100 young men and women learned to come unto Christ by studying scriptures, giving service and living the commandments.
Youth from the Cantonese-speaking wards in Hong Kong participated in many activities during the three-day conference. John and Nancy Hopkins, humanitarian service missionaries, gave a presentation on humanitarian service in the Church's Asia Area. The youth then assembled more than 400 hygiene and sewing kits to be distributed in India and Mongolia. They also attended workshops on the scriptures and the Atonement.
The youth then divided into teams and participated in a bridge-building contest.
Every group constructed a model bridge that could hold the weight of three bricks for more than five seconds. "One stick alone is not strong but when they are put together they can withstand much," explained Marilyn Fellows, Asia Area public affairs. "What we can't accomplish alone we can achieve together if we strengthen each other."
Elder Cree-L Kofford of the Seventy, with his wife, Ila, and Elder Richard E. Cook of the Seventy, with his wife, Mary, addressed the youth during the conference.
Elder and Sister Kofford talked about sexual purity and morality. Elder and Sister Cook spoke on integrity and honesty.