Live Social Media Posts from Palmyra Will Set the Scene for Upcoming Face to Face Event

Contributed By Lauren Hanson, Church News staff writer

  • 1 March 2017

The Joseph Smith family farm in Palmyra, New York.

Article Highlights

  • Behind-the-scenes footage of Church history sites will set the scene for Face to Face.
  • See live posts from Palmyra each day leading up to Saturday’s event.

The Church’s social media accounts for youth will be featuring posts from Palmyra, New York, during the days leading up to Saturday’s Face to Face broadcast with two Apostles.

The Face to Face with President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is Saturday, March 4, at 11:00 a.m. mountain standard time.

Youth worldwide are invited to watch the broadcast and invite their friends and family to join in this experience to learn about prayer as part of the 2017 Mutual theme, “Ask of God.”

“The purpose of the social media posts from Palmyra is to help youth understand the setting and background of the Restoration,” said Fernando Camilo, a product manager in the Church’s Priesthood and Family Department.

In the few days preceding the event, youth can “journey”—via social media—to historic Palmyra, where 14-year-old Joseph Smith Jr. experienced the First Vision following a heartfelt prayer.

The posts on LDS Youth Instagram stories and the LDS Youth Facebook page will offer an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Church history sites and other events. Youth can see live footage of the Joseph Smith farm, a live stream of the sunset at Hill Cumorah, an inside look at the Grandin Press, and more by viewing the social media pages for updates. 

Here is a breakdown of what will be posted each day leading up to the event on Saturday.

Wednesday, March 1

Joseph Smith Farm
Hill Cumorah
Grandin Press
City of Palmyra

Thursday, March 2

Harmony, Pennsylvania
Joseph and Emma’s Home
Isaac Hale Home
Fayette, New York
Whitmer Home

Friday, March 3

Palmyra, New York
Smith’s Frame Home
Palmyra Temple
Livestream of the Hill Cumorah

Other ways to prepare and participate

In a video invitation from the two Apostles, President Eyring invited youth to “prepare for the event by reading the account of the Prophet Joseph’s First Vision and also of trying yourself to ask God in faith for answers.” (See also First Vision Accounts.)

Youth are also invited to consider what questions they would like to ask and share them on face2face.lds.org or on other social media channels using #LDSface2face.

Tune in early for the broadcast premier of “Ask of God,” a new video about the First Vision that will start at 10:45 a.m. MST. The video will be available to download and share following the event.

Watch the live Face to Face event at 11:00 a.m. MST (1:00 p.m. EST) on the home page of LDS.org or the LDS Youth YouTube channel, or view it later at face2face.lds.org.