Message from the First Presidency
“Message from the First Presidency,” Guidebook for Parents and Leaders of Youth, 1
Dear Parents and Leaders of Youth:
We love the youth of the Church. We have great respect and admiration for these choice sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. They are the future parents and leaders in the Church. Our prayer is that we as parents and leaders can help them remain true and faithful to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We want the young people of the Church to be valiant and righteous servants of God, dedicated to living each day so they can go to the temple and receive God’s greatest blessings for them. Therefore, we have chosen the temple as the symbol for the youth of the Church.
The books For the Strength of Youth; Aaronic Priesthood: Fulfilling Our Duty to God; and Young Women Personal Progress help young men and young women understand what Heavenly Father wants them to do and be. The books provide a resource for you, as parents and leaders, to help the youth prepare for the temple endowment, missions, temple marriage, and parenthood.
We hope that every young man earns the Duty to God Award. We hope that every young woman earns the Young Womanhood Recognition. The requirements for earning these awards are challenging and rewarding. We are grateful to parents and leaders who help the youth achieve them. May the Lord bless you as you help the youth of the Church go forward to meet the great responsibilities that await them.
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