Live Youth Face to Face Event with Lindsey Stirling

Contributed By Lisa Adachi Childs, Church News

  • November 25, 2014
November 25, 2014
Live Facebook Event

Lindsey Stirling will sit down for a face-to-face interview with youth around the world November 25, 2014. Photo courtesy of Lindsey Stirling.

Article Highlights

  • World-class violinist Lindsey Stirling will perform several songs during the live Facebook event for youth.
  • Youth can submit questions via social media for the live Q&A session.

“Lindsey Stirling’s story is inspiring, and I am confident that many hearts will be touched by her testimony.” —Elder Larry R. Lawrence of the Seventy

In the second of four Face to Face live Facebook youth events, LDS violinist, returned-missionary, and world-renowned performer Lindsey Stirling will chat live with youth around the world.

Young Men and Young Women general presidents David L. Beck and Bonnie L. Oscarson will moderate the interview with Lindsey.

The video chat will take place Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. All youth, leaders, friends, and fans are invited to this inspirational event.

The first event featuring David Archuleta had over 34,292 streams on the Internet the evening of the event and has been viewed over 100,000 times since it aired. Thousands of tweets and Facebook questions with the event’s hashtag made #LDSface2face trend nationwide for 30 minutes. Organizers expect similar accessibility, engagement, and interaction for the evening with Lindsey Stirling.

Elder Larry R. Lawrence of the Seventy said, “Our first Face to Face event was such a success that it was an easy decision to hold another one. Not only were the youth strengthened, but we found that families participated together and had a marvelous experience.”

Lindsey was chosen as a guest for this event because she has a powerful message that resonates with the youth. As a returned missionary and a world-class performer, she will be sharing her story, what it takes to reach your dreams and overcome insecurities and trials, and how she shares and lives the gospel.

“She is a returned missionary and manages to maintain her values and standards in a challenging business,” says Sister Oscarson. “She feels her mission helped prepare her to now use her talents to bring light to all those who watch her perform.”

Parents and youth leaders could plan to watch this event with youth as a family or Mutual night activity.

“This event will make a wonderful Mutual night activity in which youth from different parts of the world can come together to listen and participate. It also provides a great opportunity to invite nonmember friends to be a part of something fun and uplifting,” said Sister Oscarson.

Photo courtesy of Lindsey Stirling.

Youth can prepare for this event by inviting their friends and also sending questions for Lindsey through social media.

“Maybe the most exciting thing about the Face to Face events is the outreach opportunity they represent. I hope the youth will invite their friends to listen to Lindsey Stirling’s testimony and her music,” said Brother Beck.

Brother Beck continues,“What we’ve found is that when youth participate in these events—not just by watching but also by commenting and asking questions—they realize that they are not alone. Here’s a young woman who has faced challenges, just as they have, and has overcome them by the strength of her testimony. That is deeply impactful for our youth.”

Along with the live interview and Q&A portion of the evening, youth can expect to hear several musical numbers by the dancing dubstep violinist. Twelve-year-old vocalist Lexi Walker will perform with Lindsey for one song.

The Face to Face event will be broadcast live on the LDS Youth activities website and Facebook page, as well as the Mormon Channel on YouTube. A recording will be posted after the event to view anytime.

Elder Lawrence encourages the youth to come and participate in this special event. “Lindsey Stirling’s story is inspiring, and I am confident that many hearts will be touched by her testimony.”