Children and Youth: A Special Broadcast Featuring President M. Russell Ballard

  • 29 September 2019
29 September 2019

Wards should reserve class time on Sunday, September 29, 2019, to view a broadcast featuring President M. Russell Ballard and other leaders to help prepare children, youth, parents, and leaders to implement the new Children and Youth program in 2020.

On May 8, 2018, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a worldwide program for children and youth that will begin on January 1, 2020. The Children and Youth program will focus on helping young people follow the Savior as they grow spiritually, socially, physically, and intellectually.

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To help prepare for the program’s implementation, Children and youth (those turning 8–18 in 2020) and all adults are invited to view a 48-minute broadcast during class time on Sunday, September 29, 2019. The broadcast features President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who will introduce the vision, principles, and basic structure of the program. (Additional details and resources will be provided at the Face to Face event for Children and Youth on November 17, 2019, featuring Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.)

The broadcast with President Ballard is now published on ChildrenandYouthLeaders.Churchof for leaders to download and prepare for the meeting on September 29 in 18 languages (ASL, Cantonese, Cebuano, English, French, German, Hiligaynon, Ilokano, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Samoan, Spanish, Tagalog, and Tongan).

In stakes scheduled to hold stake conference on September 29, 2019, stake presidents should identify a date for wards to review the broadcast video as soon as possible after September 29. Leaders of young single adult and single adult wards and branches should consider the needs of their members and decide whether or not to view the broadcast.

The broadcast will be available for on-demand viewing on beginning Saturday, September 28.

For additional information, see as well as the site for leaders at ChildrenandYouthLeaders.Churchof

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For specific times, languages, and rebroadcast information, refer to the Church broadcast schedule.

President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

A woman holds one of the resources for the Children and Youth program that begins in January 2020.