Yeah, our first question is about the basics of the new program. Skyler from Ohio asks, "What differences will I see in my quorum?" And Paige from Arizona asks, "What's new about the new program?" Well, Paige, that's a great question. What's new about the new program? Well, three things. First, the new program gives you each other, a worldwide group of awesome peers, each seeking to follow our Savior, Jesus Christ. Second, the new program brings together your gospel learning, activities and service, and personal development as you choose to grow and serve. And third, Skyler, the new program helps you invite God into all aspects of your life. Individually, in your family, classes, quorums, you'll be blessed as you plan and participate, make new friends, and have fun. Here's what youth are saying about Children and Youth. You're probably wondering what this is all about. Well, it's really about why we're here. Not just here today, but here on earth. As spirit sons and daughters of God, we were sent here to live, grow, and gain experience. Each of us has been sent here at this time for a reason. We all have a purpose. Each of us has unique gifts. Special abilities. And differences in where we were born and who we were born to. All of these things play a role in our journey to try and become like Heavenly Father, find happiness, and return to live with Him. Discovering and developing our unique gifts and learning how we can use them to love and serve others is key. So how do we know where to start? The Savior showed us that we should grow in all parts of our lives. As a young man, He "grew in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man." So what does it mean to grow in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man? Favor with God could mean doing things that show we love God. Spiritual things. Favor with man can mean doing things that show we love others. Social things. Growing in stature can mean learning to take care of our bodies and surroundings. Physical things. Growing in wisdom can mean learning and discovering new things. Intellectual things. These four areas--spiritual, social, physical, and intellectual--can help us focus on growing in all parts of our lives like the Savior. We can use these areas to set personal or group goals. And to plan family and Church activities. Start by praying and thinking about things in these areas that you could work on individually. With family. Or with a quorum or class. These may be new things or things you're already doing. Maybe you feel you should improve your soccer skills. Learn to play an instrument. Do a service project. Read the scriptures more. Or be a better friend. Make a plan. And get to it. When we follow the Spirit and use what we've learned for good, the things we do can help us become more like the Savior. Now, it won't always be easy, and sometimes you'll fall short. No worries. That's part of learning. Adjust and keep trying. Remember, you don't have to do it on your own. You've got family. Church leaders. Former class members. Friends. And most important, the Lord. You are not alone. When we counsel with those who love us and follow the Holy Ghost, we can gain confidence in who we are. And become who the Lord needs each of us to be. God wants you-- --to be the best you you can be. And there's nothing we can't accomplish, "for with God all things are possible." So that's all there is to it. Good luck. And have fun.
[THEME MUSIC] Presidents, what excites you about this new program? I love the way this home-centered, Church-supported program unites young Church members across the entire world. The foundation is the same no matter how old you are or where you live. And the program is so personalized. You have made covenants, and this program will guide you along the covenant path. Well, for me, this program helps us achieve a balanced and Christlike life. Each of you will be better able to serve Heavenly Father and other people as you strive to grow in all aspects of your lives. A great verse in the New Testament teaches that Jesus "went about doing good." I am really excited about the good you will do as you look outside yourself and serve God and those around you. Children and Youth will work for you no matter your circumstance. The Lord, your family, leaders, and friends will help you succeed. Let's watch how this program will help us to learn to seek and receive personal revelation to guide our lives and help us come closer to the Savior. [MUSIC PLAYING] [CHILDREN TALKING AND LAUGHING] (SPEAKING SPANISH) The new Church program helps young people. We now have the freedom to choose. [MUSIC PLAYING] Because everybody is different, it's growing yourself in the aspects of your life that are most important to you and becoming the best version of yourself you can be. It is a little hard, thinking, "OK, so what do I need to work on?" Self-evaluation. But once you get into it, it's really helpful. It's given me this structure in life. (SPEAKING SPANISH) The Holy Ghost has a fundamental role in this program. The Spirit is a friend who helps us, advises us, and guides us. To be able to get the guidance of the Holy Ghost, you have to pray. And as you read your scriptures more often, you get to understand what it is to have the Spirit to be with you. It's important to read the scriptures because you get closer to Jesus. (SPEAKING SPANISH) The fact that we kneel and pray will help us to feel what we need to change. What does God expect of me? What do you need me to do? How can I help those around me so they can get to know the Savior? How can we represent Jesus Christ? Because that's what we do. We represent Jesus Christ to the world. My hope is to walk in the right path and let my light shine before men so that they will see my good works and glorify our Father which is in heaven. [MUSIC PLAYING] Personal revelation through the Holy Ghost can bless you with your family, friends, school, work, your hopes, and your dreams. And the Lord will help you as you do your best. Well, those are good questions.