Young single adults worldwide are invited to participate in the live Face to Face event with Elder Dallin H. Oaks and Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on Sunday, November 19, at 6:00 p.m. mountain standard time.
“Of course, we wish we could spend time with each young adult in person,” said Elder Ballard. “That’s not possible, but fortunately the Lord has provided a way for us to connect through modern technology. I hope that during our Face to Face event, we can feel as if we really are speaking face to face. Most of all, as we talk together about this glorious gospel, I hope that we can feel that the Lord is with us. I know that we can, for He has promised, “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20).
“We know that some young adults feel isolated in their Church membership and in their commitment to the gospel,” said Elder Oaks. “This Face to Face event is an excellent opportunity for young adults to feel connected to each other, to Church leaders, and especially to the Lord.”
Face to Face events feature special LDS guests answering real questions sent in by participants and are viewed by tens of thousands worldwide during and after the broadcasts. The November 2017 Face to Face event is the twelfth the Church has sponsored but only the second Face to Face event targeted specifically for young single adults. The first was in March 2016 with Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, joined by Sister Carole M. Stephens, who was First Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency at the time, and Elder Donald L. Hallstrom, who at the time was serving as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy.
How to participate
- Submit questions at YSAface2face.lds.org or by using #LDSface2face.
- On November 19, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. MST, gather with other young single adults to view the satellite broadcast of the live event and bring one nonmember or less-active friend.
- Or view the event on LDS.org, YSAface2face.lds.org, Mormon Channnel on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.
How to prepare
“The best way for us to prepare for our time together is to prepare our minds and hearts to be taught of the Lord by personal revelation,“ said Elder Oaks. “Some important questions will be answered in the broadcast, but in the long run, the best answers will come through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.”
“I’ve said before that I believe this is the greatest generation of young adults in the history of the Church,” Elder Ballard said. “I honestly feel that is true. Young adult Latter-day Saints today face unprecedented challenges, and they are showing unprecedented spiritual strength in overcoming those challenges. I am looking forward to spending some time with them, and I know Elder Oaks feels the same way.”
“The young adults of the Church live in an exciting time, when the world is in turmoil,” said Elder Oaks. “It is also a thrilling time, with the hastening of the Lord’s work and the expanding of His kingdom. Young adults have many important decisions to make and many wonderful opportunities to serve. Surely the Lord smiles with loving approval on those who are striving to stand as witnesses of God, despite powerful distractions and immense pressure to do otherwise.”
Watch other Face to Face events
All Face to Face events can be viewed at face2face.lds.org and are appropriate for a variety of personal, family, and Church settings.
Stake technology specialists
Stake technology specialists should refer to the broadcast schedule when it becomes available approximately two weeks before the event.