Church Gives Inside Look at 2011 Strength of Youth DVD
In December, the Church began distributing Strength of Youth Media 2011 DVD: We Believe (formerly A Brand New Year), to Church units around the world to use in support of the 2011 Mutual theme, Articles of Faith 1:13.
The DVD includes inspiring true stories of youth, messages from Church leaders, and five original songs for youth, leaders, and families. Portions of the DVD may be used to introduce the 2011 Mutual theme and to supplement quorum meetings, classes, youth conference, and other youth activities throughout the year.
The 13th Article of Faith reads: “We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, of good report, or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.”
Much of the DVD's content consists of youth testimonies and motivational experiences, such as the young Aaronic Priesthood holder in Florida who created a domino effect of gospel sharing and conversion when he shared the gospel with some of his friends, or the youth group in Guatemala City that cleaned a neighborhood ravaged by a recent volcanic eruption and tropical storm.
The music, messages, and testimonies can be used to enrich youth classes, meetings, and activities throughout the year.
All of the material will be available online for download at youth.lds.org.
The DVD will include translation in the following languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
The DVD is organized into five segments that focus on inspiring youth to live according to Article of Faith 13. The sixth section offers guidance for leaders and parents in using the media.
Segment 1: Message from President Thomas S. Monson
A brief message from President Monson about the principles in For the Strength of Youth.
Segment 2: We Believe
The introduction to the 2011 Mutual theme, along with the “We Believe” theme song, the 13th Article of Faith, and two youth videos about service and sharing the gospel.
Segment 3: Young Men
Youth videos about the Aaronic Priesthood, being an example to others, priesthood duty, and sharing the gospel; a young men music video; and a message from Brother David L. Beck to young men.
Segment 4: Young Women
Youth videos about values, faith, spiritual strength, and conversion; a young women music video; and a message from Sister Elaine S. Dalton to young women.
Segment 5: We Seek after These Things
A youth music video, youth sharing their testimonies of the scriptures, and youth bearing their testimonies of the Savior.
Segment 6: Leader Support
Help for parents and leaders using “Strength of Youth” media.
All of the material will be available online for download early in 2011.