Worldwide Young Adult Devotional rescheduled for Nov. 19

Elder Quentin L. Cook and his wife, Sister Mary Cook, will address young adults ages 18-30, married or single

A worldwide young adult devotional originally scheduled for Sept. 10 will now be on Nov. 19.

The Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults will feature Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Mary Cook.

All young adults ages 18-30, married or single, are invited. A news release from explained that leaders and young adults are encouraged to invite and gather together in local events to hear the inspired messages.

The broadcast will be available on the Church satellite system, (where it will be available for two weeks) or on the Church’s YouTube channel.

Beginning two weeks after the broadcast, the video, text and audio-only files of the devotional will be available in 41 languages in Gospel Library under “Adults/Young Adults.”

Find more 2023 Churchwide broadcasts in this Church News article here.

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Previous worldwide young adult devotionals

During a Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults on Jan. 8 from the campus of Utah Tech University in St. George, Utah, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Patricia T. Holland, encouraged the global congregation to look to “A Future Filled with Hope.”

“Refuse to accept the world for what it appears to be,” Elder Holland said. “Shine the brightness of your hope on it and make it what it ought to be.”

Sister Holland died July 20. During the devotional, she told the young adults, “As I look back at my life, and if I could live any part of it over again, I would do one thing differently — very differently: Simplify!” she said. “It seems to me that everything is better when it is simplified — our food, our clothing, our furnishings and our schedules.”

On May 21, President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency and his wife, Sister Kristen M. Oaks, encouraged young adults to “combine and apply both law and love,” at a Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults originating from the Conference Center Theater in Salt Lake City.

They offered loving counsel for young adults regarding marriage and dating.

President Oaks’ instruction also included counsel about how to stand fast with love while proclaiming truth, including on issues involving gender dysphoria and being romantically attracted to persons of the same sex.

Almost one year earlier, on May 15, 2022, President Russell M. Nelson spoke about identity to a capacity crowd in the Conference Center with thousands more watching from overflow areas on Temple Square and in gatherings around the world.

“My purpose tonight is to make sure that your eyes are wide open to the truth that this life really is the time when you get to decide what kind of life you want to live forever,” he said. “Now is your time ‘to prepare to meet God.’”

And in September 2022, Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Ruth Renlund, invited young adults to learn and understand the history of the Church.

Elder and Sister Renlund focused their message on experiences recorded in the third volume of the “Saints” series.

“Our history is inspiring,” Elder Renlund said. “This history is our shared heritage, whether we descend from early pioneers, later pioneers, or if we are pioneers in the faith.”

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