New Face to Face Event to Feature Elder and Sister Bednar

Contributed By Austin Cannon, LDS.org Church News staff writer

  • May 12, 2015
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May 12, 2015
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Elder and Sister Bednar will be the guests on the next Face to Face live event on May 12, 2015.

Article Highlights

  • Youth can participate in a live discussion with Elder and Sister Bednar through social media outlets on May 12, 2015.
  • The event will be streamed live on the Church's satellite system, LDS.org, the Youth Activities site, the LDS Youth Facebook page, and the Mormon Channel’s YouTube page.

“I am thrilled that we will be able to have a two-way conversation with youth around the world. We are excited to hear from and share testimonies with them.” —Sister Susan Bednar 

If you could ask an Apostle of the Lord any question, what would you ask?

Youth around the world are invited to participate in a live, interactive Q&A session with an Apostle. Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Susan Bednar, will join with the youth of the Church in the third installment of the Face to Face social media event.

This event follows two successful and inspirational Face to Face events featuring David Archuleta and Lindsey Stirling, both musicians and returned missionaries. These events, viewed by thousands worldwide, featured the two guests answering real questions sent in by youth.

This time around, Face to Face gives youth a rare opportunity to connect with an Apostle of the Lord and his wife. Youth are encouraged to participate in this event by sending in questions they have for Elder and Sister Bednar. Youth can submit questions both before and during the event; they can also follow the conversation with #ldsface2face.

Parents and youth leaders can use this event as a family or Mutual night activity. Youth are encouraged to invite their friends.

“I am particularly excited about participating in this event with my wife, Susan,” says Elder Bednar. “Many of our youth have probably never met or heard from Sister Bednar. To them I would simply say, ‘You are in for a real treat.’ Susan is a woman of remarkable faith, humility, and spiritual depth.”

Sister Susan Bednar and Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in Stockholm during an assignment to Scandinavia in September of 2014. Photo courtesy of Elder Bednar.

Elder and Sister Bednar in Gabon during an assignment in Africa
October 23 through November 6, 2013. Photo by James Dalrymple.

Youth are encouraged to join in the interactive chat on May 12, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. mountain daylight time, by watching the live stream on the Church satellite system, LDS.org, the LDS Youth Facebook page, the Youth Activities site, or on the Mormon Channel’s YouTube page. The broadcast will also be translated live in 10 languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, Russian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese).

“We live in a day of marvelous inventions,” says Sister Bednar. “I am thrilled that we will be able to have a two-way conversation with youth around the world. We are excited to hear from and share testimonies with them.”

Elder and Sister Bednar hope to help youth find answers to their questions—even those they may not have time to answer during the event—by inviting the Spirit and showing them how to ask and receive answers to inspired questions. 

“We are not approaching this event with a particular theme in mind or message we want to convey, other than this: inspired questions lead to inspired answers,” Elder Bednar says. “We encourage the youth, as they prepare for this event, to seek the Spirit’s guidance in pondering what questions they might ask. As we have the Spirit with us, we will all learn together.”

Both Elder and Sister Bednar look forward to talking with the youth at this event. “Sister Bednar and I love to be with the youth of the Church,” Elder Bednar says. “We are inspired and uplifted by their purity, courage, and honest desires to do and be good. We look forward to spending time with them and seeking together to receive instruction by the power of the Holy Ghost.”

A recording of the broadcast will be archived for later viewing on the Youth Activities site, or on the Mormon Channel’s YouTube page.