2013 CES Devotional Speakers and Schedule Announced

  • 7 November 2012

President Uchtdorf will be the first speaker of the 2013 CES devotionals.

Article Highlights

  • Young adults ages 18 through 30, both married and single, are invited to watch the devotionals.
  • The video for all devotionals will be available online at LDS.org
  • The events will be broadcast live at 6:00 p.m. mountain time in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

The Church has announced the speakers for the 2013 CES devotionals series. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, will be the first speaker of the devotionals. Throughout the year, Apostles and Church leaders will address young adults ages 18 to 30, married and single.

All devotionals will be broadcast at 6:00 p.m. mountain time, and live audio and video broadcast will be available at mormonchannel.org in English and at cesdevotionals.lds.org in American Sign Language, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. The Church’s Facebook page will also include live English video of the devotionals, under the “Live Broadcast” tab.

The schedule will be as follows:

  • January 13—President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, at BYU
  • March 3—Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Dallas-Fort Worth
  • May 5—Elder William R. Walker of the Seventy, at BYU–Idaho
  • September 8—Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, at BYU–Hawaii
  • November 3—Brother Russell T. Osguthorpe, Sunday School general president, at BYU

The broadcasts will also be available in English on Mormon Channel HD Radio and the following BYU Broadcasting services: BYU Television (BYUtv), BYU Radio, KBYU TV (Eleven), and KBYU FM Radio (Classical 89). They will be available in Spanish and Portuguese on BYU Television International. Specific dates are to be determined.

Video will also be available for streaming through a Roku player.

Within three weeks of the devotionals, the audio and video will be archived online at cesdevotionals.lds.org in several languages. Video, PDFs, and audio of previous devotionals are also available online in multiple languages.

English audio and video podcasts of previous devotionals are available online for free download at cesfiresides.lds.org.