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This week on social: Elder Gong, President Cordon, President Lund invite all to watch worldwide devotional for youth

Elder Bednar conducts a live Q&A and President Johnson says all will intersect with those ‘who need you and people from whom you will learn’

The week of Jan. 22-27, Church leaders posted on social media about For the Strength of Youth conferences, the upcoming worldwide devotional for youth and testimonies of Jesus Christ.

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted on Instagram on Jan. 24. He conducted a live question and answer session, discussing gospel principles, reading scriptures and bearing testimony of the Savior.

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On Facebook on Jan. 25, Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles extended an invitation to individuals of Generation Z to remember that choices are significant. He said, “As you make daily choices to follow the example of Jesus Christ, you will find success, happiness and purpose that will bless your life in unimaginable ways.”

On Facebook, Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted on Jan. 24 reflecting on his recent time in Costa Rica, feeling inspired by the youth there and in the Central America area. He said, “As we seek meaningful ways to connect with God and with one another, we will be blessed with spiritual strength in all we do.”

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Elder Gong also posted an invitation to watch on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. MST as he, Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon and Young Men General President Steven J. Lund speak with youth around the world.

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President Cordon posted about the worldwide devotional for youth being broadcast Jan. 29. She asked if others would join. She wrote, “We really can do all things through Christ!”

Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles encouraged all to be leaders. He tweeted, “In this new year, I encourage you to lead your families, employees, or Church members the way the Savior would lead them — by word and by example.” He continued, “Just like the Savior, we can’t just be talkers of the word; we must be doers of the word as well.”

On Jan. 22, President Camille N. Johnson posted on Facebook. “I believe that each of us has a divinely appointed orbit, premised on our faithfulness and orchestrated by the Creator, our Savior, Jesus Christ,” she said. “Your divinely appointed orbit will intersect with orbits of people who need you and people from whom you will learn.”

President Johnson posted again on Jan. 24. She said individuals need uplifting friends and positive role models. “Each of us can be an instrument in His hands by providing a positive example.”

President Lund and Sunday School General President Mark L. Pace shared a combined Instagram post on Jan. 25. “⁣We invite young single adult men and women to consider joining us at FSY this summer as counselors,” President Lund wrote. “It is a beautiful experience to guide these young people and to help them feel Jesus Christ’s love for them.”

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Brother Ahmad S. Corbitt and Brother Bradley R. Wilcox of the Young Men general presidency encouraged young single adults to apply to be For the Strength of Youth counselors. On Jan. 26 on Instagram, Brother Wilcox wrote, “It will change your life in ways you cannot imagine — and not just spiritually.”

President Cordon encouraged young single adults living in Canada or the United States to apply to be an FSY counselor. She wrote, “It will be a summer filled with fun, new friends, and extraordinary opportunities to bless the youth of the Church.”

On Jan. 24, Sister Tracy Y. Browning, second counselor in the Primary general presidency, shared her thoughts on the Primary song “Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam.” She said, “Each of us has a light within us, and Christ wants us to shine that light!” Sister Browning invited all to shine light.

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