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Elder Rasband, Sister Oscarson, and Brother Owen Answered Your Questions

Charlotte Larcabal

Check out the fifth Face to Face event!

On January 20, 2016, Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, general Young Women president; and Brother Stephen W. Owen, general Young Men president, sat down for a live discussion with the youth of the Church.

They answered questions from a live audience, youth groups in New Zealand and Argentina, and youth online all over the world. They also talked about the 2016 Mutual theme and invited youth to take a closer look at the theme scripture, 2 Nephi 31:20.

For example, Elder Rasband noted that “a love of God and of all men” is an important part of pressing forward. “Love precedes everything,” he said. “You think of Jesus Christ. You think of love. So when you have these somewhat difficult challenges in your family or in your school, with your friends, always remember: before you make a comment, before you draw a conclusion, before you become judgmental, think of how you can love them. Once you have that foundation of love, you’ll be amazed at how you’re inspired to take the next step.”

Nathan E., a member of the live audience, didn’t get to ask a question, but like many youth he still felt like he received answers. “I learned so much tonight,” he said. “What they said about resisting temptation and staying on the right path especially struck me. After tonight, I’m going to read my scriptures, pray, and go to the temple more often.”

Before closing with his testimony, Elder Rasband left a special invitation for the youth.

“I want you to know that every one of your questions is important,” he said. “And every one of your questions can be and should be answered. And so I’m going to give you a challenge tonight.”

The challenge? “Think of someone: a parent or parents, grandparent, teacher, bishopric, adviser, even a trusted friend, and you need to get those questions answered.

“And you must remember: … Jesus Christ is at the heart of the answer to every one of your questions.”

Miss the event? No worries! You can watch the whole thing on the Youth Activities website.

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