6 Apostles speak in devotionals — read about them here

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.

Messages are available in 32 languages, from Tagalog to Finnish, on YouTube or the Church’s Live Broadcast web page, ChurchofJesusChrist.org/broadcasts.

Below is a list of summaries of the devotionals.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, left, with his wife, Sister Harriet R. Uchtdorf, and Elder Michael John U. Teh, a General Authority Seventy, wave during a devotional for young adults in the Asia, Asia North, Pacific and Philippines areas that was broadcast Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022.
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, left, with his wife, Sister Harriet R. Uchtdorf, and Elder Michael John U. Teh, a General Authority Seventy, wave during a devotional for young adults in the Asia, Asia North, Pacific and Philippines areas that was broadcast Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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 Uchtdorf answers 3 questions about seeking Heavenly Father’s help

Elder Quentin L. Cook

Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints speaks during a devotional for young adults in the Europe, Africa and Middle East areas, recorded at the Conference Center studio in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, and broadcast Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022.
Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints speaks during a devotional for young adults in the Europe, Africa and Middle East areas, recorded at the Conference Center studio in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, and broadcast Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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.

His wife, Sister Mary G. Cook, and Elder Marcus B. Nash and Elder Gary B. Sabin, both General Authority Seventies, joined him.

Elder Cook gives 5 principles to help young adults strengthen faith in the Savior

Elder D. Todd Christofferson

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, stands at the podium as he and Elder Carlos A. Godoy of the Presidency of the Seventy, prepare to record a devotional in a studio at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, stands at the podium as he and Elder Carlos A. Godoy of the Presidency of the Seventy, prepare to record a devotional in a studio at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Credit: Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

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.

‘Fear not,’ Elder Christofferson tells Portuguese-speaking young adults

Elder Neil L. Andersen

Enlisting trademark warmth, Elder Neil L. Andersen greets young adults living in Latin America and Spain to Jan. 9, 2022, devotional broadcast.
Enlisting trademark warmth, Elder Neil L. Andersen greets young adults living in Latin America and Spain to Jan. 9, 2022, devotional broadcast. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Elder Andersen offered counsel to Spanish-speaking young adults in Latin America areas and Spain.

He was joined by Elder Valeri V. Cordón, General Authority Seventy, and Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency.

Elder Andersen teaches 5 anchoring principles of repentance, forgiveness

Elder Ronald A. Rasband

Elder Ronald A. Rasband, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and his wife Sister Melanie Rasband speak during a devotional from the Salt Lake Tabernacle in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022.
Elder Ronald A. Rasband, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and his wife Sister Melanie Rasband speak during a devotional from the Salt Lake Tabernacle in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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 Rasband counsels young adults to choose to follow ‘our watchman on the tower’

Elder Dale G. Renlund

Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife, Sister Ruth Renlund, look at a screen as they are joined on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 at the Church office building in Salt Lake City by Sister Lucie Kyungu and Elder Alfred Kyungu, of the Seventy, to record message for a devotional in the French language.
Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife, Sister Ruth Renlund, look at a screen as they are joined on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 at the Church office building in Salt Lake City by Sister Lucie Kyungu and Elder Alfred Kyungu, of the Seventy, to record message for a devotional in the French language. Credit: Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

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