Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults: A Face to Face Event with 

    Elder Ulisses Soares and Elder Craig C. Christensen

    Watch Invitation

    On September 15, 2019, Elder Ulisses Soares and Elder Craig C. Christensen will participate in a Face to Face event for young adults. They will answer questions from young adults around the world. If you would like to submit a question, you can do so below. 

    The event will be broadcast live. We invite you to gather with your family, ward members, or friends at institute to participate. You can view the event live on this page, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Facebook page, or YouTube. 

    Elder Soares asked the young adults of the Church to finish this phrase: “The gospel brings me hope because . . .” Before the event, post your response on social media through video, image, meme, or text using the hashtag #YAface2face or #LDSdevo. Check out what other young adults are saying below.  

    Questions:

    Ashley Y a day ago Missouri, United States
    Do we need to use social media? It can be used to flood the Earth with Gospel truths, or it can be a great distraction and detriment. Is choosing not to use it at all a lack of obeying instructions from leaders on how to use it? Or if we feel it is not good for us, is it a wise sacrifice? I feel it is far more distracting than the good I know how to do with it, but I also feel I would be left out of the Church and ward loop without it.
    Anonymous User 2 days ago Utah, United States
    What is the Lord's plan for His LGBT children?
    Anonymous User 2 days ago Alberta, Canada
    Regarding temple sealings, which is more important, making the covenant or the desire to make the covenant? I've heard a lot of conflicting messages and it leaves me confused. Some say that temple sealings are necessary for exaltation, even if people get divorced or are abusive and don't want to stay with the person they're sealed to for eternity. Others say that if someone desires to marry in the temple but don't get the opportunity, God won't hold back the promised blessing of a temple sealing. In both cases, someone will be left without a partner they're sealed to - either because they are no longer with their spouse or they never had one to begin with - so is it necessary for them to be sealed to another person, or can anyone who is worthy of the blessing receive them regardless of whether or not they are sealed?
    Max A 2 days ago Utah, United States
    Since becoming an Apostle, or in your time as a General Authority, what insights have you been able to gain about the Character of Christ?
    Anonymous User 3 days ago Utah, United States
    The last few months I've been combating an idea that has been pestering away at my testimony. The practice of polygamy in church history seems very distant but the thought that polygamy could come back into the church now or in the after-life scares me. This issue bothers me deeply. I know you can't answer if polygamy will ever come back or not, but I'm wondering how do I continue building my testimony when this issue bothers me? How do I trust in the gospel plan while battling my concerns? And, what if my concerns are never resolved in this life? How do I maintain my hope in the gospel then?
    Anonymous User 3 days ago Utah, United States
    How to better understand the reason for service missions and to know its not just because of a disability
    Anonymous User 3 days ago Utah, United States
    How can I receive relief from the suffering I feel because of my same sex attraction?
    Anonymous User 4 days ago Utah, United States
    I have always wanted to have kids, but I am seriously reconsidering that dream. I have a hard time taking care of myself and putting others needs before mine, and a baby just doesn't fit into that. However, I feel like even thinking "I don't want kids" is a sin in Latter-day Saint culture. A child—much less multiple children—is a lot of responsibility would it be heresy to think that not all people should be parents and leave it to the nine-kidders?
    Anonymous User 4 days ago Oregon, United States
    How do we deal with the pain and fear of infertility while trying to keep hope through Christ?
    Anonymous User 4 days ago Idaho, United States
    I have struggled with a porn addiction all my life. I have done everything my priesthood leaders have suggested, sought out the Lord's counsel and am to a point where I feel I cannot move forward with my life until I have overcome this obstacle. Even though I am doing everything I should be and striving to give my weaknesses to the Lord I have nothing to show for it. People tell me that I'm the type of person they want to marry until I open up to then about my struggle. I feel the Lord guiding me every day but how am I suppose to pursue a relationship and marriage with someone when I have not yet overcome my addiction? Why do people see others with addictions as horrible people to steer clear from when they themselves are commiting sometimes even worse sins?
    Anonymous User 5 days ago Nevada, United States
    How do I keep hope for things to get better in my life when the last few years I’ve been struggling and falling into the same temptations that only distance me from God and the things that I want? I want to marry someone in the temple, I want to find happiness and be worthy again, but it all seems so far away.
    Nathaniel S 5 days ago Nevada, United States
    What counsel can be given to members of the church with same-sex attraction trying to live a life according to the gospel?
    McMillan Z 5 days ago Zimbabwe
    Was Heavily Father a human being before, did He have to work out His own salvation until He became our Heavenly Father? If so then are they any other Gods beside Him that He worshipped?
    Richard A 5 days ago Utah, United States
    How can I balance asking God for answers/blessings in ''faith, nothing wavering'' (James 1:6) while remembering that his answer may be the lack of a response?
    Anonymous User 5 days ago Utah, United States
    I've recently started the repentance process for past transgressions. As I've studied it to make sure I can fully repent there is still one question that I can't get answered. How do I forgive myself and what happens if I don't forgive myself? Will Christ still forgive me and forget my sins or do they stay with me? I don't want to know how to forgive myself, rather what happens if I either don't or can't find the strength to do so? On top of that I read that Christ and God will give me the strength needed to fully repent. But what if I don't feel that strength? Does that mean I haven't made a full effort or that I won't be forgiven?

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