A Face to Face Event with Elder Gerrit W. Gong

    Children and Youth


    On November 17, 2019, Elder Gerrit W. Gong will participate in a Face to Face event for all children and youth (ages 7–18), parents, and leaders. He will be joined by Sister Joy D. Jones, Sister Bonnie H. Cordon, and Brother Stephen W. Owen.  

    The event will focus on the upcoming Children and Youth effort, which will begin in January of 2020. The guests will answer questions about the effort from children and youth from 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 as families and friends in meetinghouses, homes, or other locations to participate. You can view the event live on this page, the ChurchofJesusChrist Facebook page, or YouTube. 

    We would love to see what you are doing individually, as a family, or as a quorum or class to grow more like Christ. Post meaningful activities, quorum and class goals, or other experiences you are having on Instagram or Twitter using #strivetobe and look for your post below!


    Tricia W 3 days ago Utah, United States
    If we re-organize our young women’s into more than three classes what do we do about not having a presidency member in each class. Class presidencies are supposed to report to the presidency member over their class. Do you call more counselors? Or do you just have an advisor and a specialist over some of the classes and have those class presidencies report to the YW Pres?
    Aaron H 3 days ago Oregon, United States
    Will Handbook 2 be updated as it relates to the new young men advisors and specialists? Will the Handbook explain what advisors and specialists are responsible for? Thanks for all the new opportunities. This is going to be fun for the church's youth and the leaders helping youth to move this forward.
    Anonymous User 3 days ago Utrecht, Netherlands
    Does anyone know what they mean with: "The event will focus on the upcoming Children and Youth effort"? I assume this is talking about the new plans for the youth to focus on goal setting and meeting together more often. Can anyone confirm this assumption?
    Jody F 3 days ago Utah, United States
    Please help give guidance with the logistical nature of the activities organized by the church (FSY) and Stake activities (Youth Conferences, Trek, Stake Girls Camp). Can any other activities be held the same year as FSY? ie: can Stake Girls Camp be held the same year as FSY?
    Anonymous User 3 days ago Missouri, United States
    How should youth Sunday school classes be organized, if in a ward, the Young Women class ages do not align with the Aaronic Priesthood quorum ages? For example, you are in a ward with 2 Young Women classes, one ages 12-14, and one ages 15-18, and you still have the three Aaronic Priesthood quorums.
    Anonymous User 3 days ago Utah, United States
    Elder Cook mentioned that many of the activities in the new program will be at the stake level. Can you tell us more about how that will work?
    Deloy H 4 days ago Alberta, Canada
    As a cub leader and father of girls in activity days, i have seen the blessing that comes from activities being held every week for the boys and the challenges the girls have faced when only meeting every other week. As the world continues to pull at our youth at a younger age, my question is how will the primary activity program strengthen and unify our primary aged youth when they are only getting strength from each other every other week? Many of the youth in our program (both my own kids and those i minister to), have expressed their desire for weekly primay activities.
    Anonymous User 4 days ago Ohio, United States
    Should a separate high councilor other than the Stake Young Men President/High Councilor be assigned to be over the Young Women Organization in each stake?
    Jason G 4 days ago Utah, United States
    Will other activities outside of the program still be allowed such as camp outs and fun trips?
    Missy L 4 days ago Utah, United States
    With the primary activities groups, can a couple be the leaders for the group of girls or for their activities or should leaders be the same gender as the group? Or multiple women leaders for the boys groups? (Like they have been able to do in the past with cub scouts) What is the policy on this?
    Judy H 4 days ago California, United States
    Can't wait to learn more about Primary age. Will there be a stake activity for girls and boys? A camp? We had awards and merit badges and a HUGE goal to work towards the EAGLE. Will we have something similar to encourage these young children to work towards a big reward at the end like a young women medallion.. Wish we didn't have to wait so long. Please get right to the point....
    Lindsey I 4 days ago Tennessee, United States
    Will there be new beginnings and yw in excellence events with the new program?
    Anonymous User 4 days ago Montserrado, Liberia
    I think this event will be an exiting want for all family. I hope to view life with my family.
    Jeff G 4 days ago Ohio, United States
    is the expectation to have The Bishop and his counselors help facilitate youth presidency meetings for both the Young Men and Young Women Youth class/quorum Presidencies?
    Joann B 4 days ago Utah, United States
    With the streamlined YM/YW achievement programs, how will New Beginnings, Young Women in Excellence, and the Priesthood Preview/Temple Preparation events be affected?

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