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President Oaks to speak at BYU devotional next Tuesday

It was announced during the opening devotional for fall semester that President Oaks will speak in next week’s BYU devotional

President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, addresses students gathered in the Marriott Center on BYU campus on Oct. 27, 2020, for the first small gathering since the outbreak of COVID-19.

President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, addresses students gathered in the Marriott Center on BYU campus on Oct. 27, 2020, for the first small gathering since the outbreak of COVID-19.

Credit: BYU photo


President Oaks to speak at BYU devotional next Tuesday

It was announced during the opening devotional for fall semester that President Oaks will speak in next week’s BYU devotional

President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, addresses students gathered in the Marriott Center on BYU campus on Oct. 27, 2020, for the first small gathering since the outbreak of COVID-19.

President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, addresses students gathered in the Marriott Center on BYU campus on Oct. 27, 2020, for the first small gathering since the outbreak of COVID-19.

Credit: BYU photo

President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, will speak to Brigham Young University students during the campus devotional on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

The Church leader’s participation in the devotional was announced during the opening devotional for fall semester with BYU President Kevin J Worthen and his wife, Sister Peggy Worthen.

This fall semester’s lineup (September through December) of Tuesday devotional and forum contributors also includes five other Church leaders: Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Elder Peter M. Johnson, General Authority Seventy; Primary General President Susan H. Porter; Elder Kevin W. Pearson, General Authority Seventy; and Young Men General President Steven J. Lund.

The last time President Oaks addressed BYU students on the Provo, Utah, campus was on Oct. 27, 2020, when he repeated his general conference call to “root out racism” and unite in Jesus Christ. 

That address marked the first time since the outbreak of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic that a relatively small gathering of students was able to participate in a devotional at the Church-owned school in person. Approximately 1,200 listened to President Oaks inside the Marriott Center.

Next week’s devotional can be watched live on BYUtv.org or later on speeches.byu.edu.

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