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President Steven J. Lund: ‘Lasting Discipleship’

Trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ, and His covenant path, will bring ‘spiritual confidence and peace’

President Steven J. Lund, Young Men general president, spoke during the Sunday morning session of October 2022 general conference about trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ, and His covenant path, to find “spiritual confidence and peace.”

The following is a summary of what he said.

President Lund’s conference talk summary

Following a summer when more than 200,000 teenagers filled hundreds of sessions of For the Strength of Youth conferences in the United States and Canada for the first time, those youth and others can maintain the fire of their convictions. 

As youth navigate “through arcs of growth and spiritual discovery to places of relative peace,” what should they do to maintain that peace? “We must continue to do those things that brought us there in the first place like praying often, drenching ourselves in scripture and serving sincerely.”

In spite of the challenges they face on a regular basis, today’s youth should be commended for the way they lean on the Savior to successfully overcome sin and avoid temptation. 

“Let there be no doubt, it is the very stuff of heroes displayed by our youth when they set their hearts and minds to standing upright against the shifting moral tectonics of our time.” 

Through trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ, and His covenant path, “we can find spiritual confidence and peace, as we nurture holy habits and righteous routines that can sustain and fuel the fires of our faith.”

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Notable quotes from President Lund’s conference talk

“Let there be no doubt, it is the very stuff of heroes displayed by our youth when they set their hearts and minds to standing upright against the shifting moral tectonics of our time.”

Through trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ, and His covenant path, “we can find spiritual confidence and peace, as we nurture holy habits and righteous routines that can sustain and fuel the fires of our faith.”

“I have seen the Spirit of God relentlessly responding to the righteous desires of the individual hearts of these young multitudes who each found the courage to trust Him.”

See the full text of President Lund’s talk: ‘Lasting Discipleship’

Who is President Lund?

Young Men General President Steven J. Lund
Young Men General President Steven J. Lund | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • President Steven J. Lund has served as Young Men general president since April 2020.
  • After his mission, President Lund enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany, where he met his future wife, Kalleen Kirk. 
  • Speaking in October 2020 general conference, President Lund said the surest way to find joy in this life is to join Christ in helping others.

What has President Lund done recently? 

Read President Lund’s previous general conference address or follow him on Instagram.

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