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June 3, 2018

Worldwide Devotional for Youth: Messages from President Russell M. Nelson and Sister Wendy W. Nelson

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President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, spoke at a worldwide devotional for youth on Sunday, June 3, 2018. The broadcast originated in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Anonymous User 4 days ago Utah, United States
I loved it!!!!
Anonymous User 5 days ago California, United States
I finished the social media fast yesterday. I said I would start last Monday morning but, I got excited and started late Sunday evening. It was nice not having the expectation to see notifications from social media apps(or to be disappointed and see none). This fast helped me realize that social media is great for communication but, it also has the skill to place other people as a priority over Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the gospel. I'm glad I took the fast while I still had a few days of school left because I noticed how much time I actually spend wasting on my social media rather than actually socializing.
Anonymous User 6 days ago Idaho, United States
I have been in an odd spiritual slump for a while now. I became so obsessed in my grades and work that I have been losing focus and precious time. I started to pray often again even if I fell asleep during them at night after long days and listening to my scriptures continually. I almost didn’t go to see this devotional because I was out of town and missed church, but I’m so glad that I went! The beginning song I could feel the spirit to peacefully more than it had for a while and I began to tear up in the first song. I had lost my phone for two weeks and gotten it back the day before the sm fast and went another week. It was so worth it. I am so grateful for the Lord and our church leaders! I am back in my groove with the spirit and I can feel the daily sunshine in my soul. It’s been months and I am so eternally grateful! Thank you President Nelson and Sister Nelson for answering questions and prayers of us all! We love and sustain you!
Anonymous User 6 days ago Utah, United States
"The worth of souls is great in the sight of God." (D&C 18:10) God is God, and thus His love and time for us is infinite and everlasting. We are the children of a supreme, all-powerful being - and He loves all of us with all of His heart, unconditionally. All He asks is that we reach out to Him and turn to Him with true intent and He will dry our tears, "whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same," through His Spirit and/or through the Christ-like love of others. All He cares is that you try. And by reaching out on here, you are trying and turning to Him with real intent. You have enough faith to reach out, and Jesus is thankful for it (3 Nephi 19:28). You are doing better than you think. So I hope that your prayers are answered, and that each of us try our best to be in the Youth Battalion. And even if we're not there yet, that's okay, just keep trying, keep holding on to whatever seed of faith you have.
Anabel J 6 days ago Utah, United States
I did the 7-day social media fast this week. I think that this is a good fast to use for the future. Whenever I spend to much time on social media, I can do a 7-day social media fast. I read and highlighted my "For the Strength of Youth" pamphlet and I'm glad that I read it again, because it reinforced my standards. I am looking forward to studying the pamphlet with someone else, and giving one away, having a life assessment, dedicating my time to the Lord for three weeks, praying daily that "the doors of every nation will be opened to the gospel of Jesus Christ," and being different from the world. I am thankful for the Prophet's counsel and his wife's counsel. (:
Anonymous User 6 days ago Utah, United States
I did the social media fast as soon as I heard about it! I thought it was going to be impossible for me, but I did it! It really showed me how much time I waste on my social media! I definitely won’t be using my phone as much thanks to the seven day fast. I’m excited to join the youth battalion!
Rachel S 7 days ago Idaho, United States
I have never felt so inspired in the course of my entire life. While this is a worldwide movement, I feel that it's also a personal call. Yes, it IS worth it. I think we find that when we take time to serve God, instead of losing time, we are earning time. It doesn't take away from the other areas of our life, but gives us relief and more time than we ever thought we could have. It makes our burdens lighter, just like Christ promised. The prophet of God has spoken to us, and it is our responsibility to follow him. My taking an active part in his challenge has brought me joy and a desire to do God's will. This IS the restored church and this is our time. I'll do my best to make the most of it.
Laura L 7 days ago Hawaii, United States
Elder Holland said, “... however many chances you think you have missed, however many mistakes you feel you have made or talents you think you don’t have, or however far from home and family and God you feel you have traveled, I testify that you have not traveled beyond the reach of divine love. It is not possible for you to sink lower than the infinite light of Christ’s Atonement shines.” This is the truth! And how wonderful that we each are loved (no matter what), and can take part in this His work.
AndrewBlaney 7 days ago Utah, United States
I loved listening to President Nelson and am excited for the Lord's youth battalion to gather Israel. I do not, however, use my time on social media. So this week, I gave more of my time to the Lord. I went to the temple a couple of times and learned how to index and find family names. I feel the spirit when I do these things.
Anonymous User 7 days ago Utah, United States
Dear President Nelson, I have been putting off watching this devotional for about a week now. Because i knew as soon as i watched it i would be accountable for my actions in either living what you have so diligently taught or putting aside the only thing that really should matter in my life. I don't want to go into detail, i just want to thank you for sharing this message its just what i need to get my life in line. Thank you for being such an example to all of us and for being worthy to receive revelation for us. And in doing so providing revelation for me and countless others. It would be a great honor to be involved in the gathering of Israel.
Rachel H 7 days ago Wisconsin, United States
I loved watching and listening to this Devotional and President and Sister Nelson's words for what the Lord needs us to do and be so we can take part in his Youth Battalion! I think this devotional has inspired me more than any of the other ones. I'm nearing the end of my 7 day social media fast and I've noticed that I've been more focused and got more things done that I've needed to that I wouldn't of done otherwise if I was on social media. I'm thankful for all the inspired invitations from this devotional!
Anonymous User 7 days ago Utah, United States
I had the opportunity to take part in the 7-day social media fast! It was so much fun! To be honest, I was hesitant at first because being on social media is one of my pastimes for when I get bored. When I started, I had to find something to do when I got bored. I started reading again. I hadn’t found a book that I was actually interested in for a while. This challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to find a good book that could help me through the week! I also noticed that throughout the week I was nicer to others!
Anonymous User 7 days ago Waikato, New Zealand
I really enjoyed the youth broadcast. Thank you President Nelson!
Audree C 8 days ago Waikato, New Zealand
I often see pictures of President Nelson hugging people and showing that he cares for them individually, by brother even got to shake his hand. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to meet him face to face. During the broadcast, we were gathered as youth to watch it and I literally felt like he was in the room with us looking at me and speaking to me. Being a part of God's army feels frightening, the fact that we have to be stronger than any other generation is especially scary, especially considering all that they have gone through. I am so glad that with these 5 simple challenges President Nelson gave us he has created an easy guideline to follow. Thank you Sister and Brother Nelson!!! p/s Dear anonymous user, if God can love a person like me than I bear my testimony to you that he loves you 100 per cent and he feels heartbroken watching you feel abandoned and lost. I send my love to you and I wish I could give you something more than words on a screen.
Talley B 8 days ago Arizona, United States
What an incredible time to be alive. To be able to witness the hastening of the work and the preparing of the world for the second coming! I think it is somewhat of a misnomer to refer to it as the "end of the world" as the world is not ending, but instead entering a new and amazing time! Christ is coming!!!! And we get to help prepare the world for that wonderful day when we get to meet Him. HE MADE YOU STRONG and He made YOU strong enough to be His hands here on Earth. You are called to serve and don't you doubt your call. 3 Nephi 28:29 D&C 84:88

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