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Elder Christofferson to Hold First Face to Face in Language Other Than English

The Church will hold the first Face to Face event in Spanish from Guatemala City on Saturday, December 10, 2016, featuring Elder D. Todd Christofferson and his wife, Kathy. 

While previous Face to Face events have been broadcasted worldwide and translated into many other languages, this regional Face to Face will be broadcasted in Spanish and only translated to Portuguese throughout the region.

Focused mainly on youth in South American regions of the Church, the Face to Face event welcomes friends, leaders, and family of youth to also participate and submit questions for Elder Christofferson and his wife, Kathy. Elder Christofferson, who served his mission in Argentina, personally translates his general conference talks into Spanish.

The event will stream live at 1:00–2:30 p.m. in Guatemala time on lds.org or caraAcara.lds.org. The Face to Face will also be available to view following the live event on caraAcara.lds.org.

In the following video from Facebook, Elder Christofferson and his wife invite youth to prepare and participate for the Face to Face event:

Speaking in Spanish, Elder Christofferson told lds.org the following about how he feels about the youth in the South American regions of the Church:

"Yo fui misionero de tiempo completo en Argentina (...) A partir de esa experiencia y en muchas otras asignaciones subsiguientes como Autoridad General, gané un profundo respeto y amor por los miembros de habla hispana de nuestra Iglesia," dijo el élder Christofferson. "Y en particular, por nuestros jóvenes de habla hispana, que son valientes y sensibles al Espíritu; es más, son un gran ejemplo para nosotros. ¡Me encanta participar con ustedes y servir a su lado!"
"No tengo ninguna duda de que la tecnología que maneja eventos como Cara a Cara ha sido preparada por el Señor," dijo el élder Christofferson. "Tengo la seguridad de que Él nos sonríe cuando usamos dicha tecnología para que Su evangelio se extienda y llenemos la Tierra con la verdad; y para unir a Sus santos. Joven y jovencita: Te animo a invitar a tus amigos, vecinos y seres queridos al programa Cara a Cara. Y cuando este termine, espero que tú y yo hallemos la forma de compartir lo que hemos conversado con nuestros amigos alrededor del mundo."

Read more about the December 10th Face to Face event with Elder Christofferson on lds.org, or find more information and submit questions on caraAcara.lds.org (Spanish).

To watch past Face to Face events, visit lds.org/youth/activities.

Lead image from lds.org.