Elder and Sister Renlund to speak at Caribbean youth conference

by | Jun. 22, 2020

Approximately 6,500 Latter-day Saint youth in the Caribbean are in the midst of a virtual For the Strength of Youth conference. From June 22–26, youth from the Dominican Republic and 27 other islands will be engaged in musical programs, talks, and discussions on gospel topics relevant to their lives.

“This will be an opportunity to use the wonderful technology that God makes available to us in this age to enable our youth to live in a positive way,” Elder Cándido Fortuna, general coordinator of the program, told Church Newsroom. “This gives them the opportunity to meet youth of other nationalities and to learn together about the gospel of Jesus Christ while building real, meaningful friendships in a world where people, despite multiple ways to connect with others, feel increasingly alone.” 

In addition to gospel discussions, the youth are also being taught skills that will help them succeed academically and professionally. 

Speakers at the event include Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon and Young Men General President Steven J. Lund. Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Ruth Renlund, will be the closing speakers on Friday, June 26.

To read more about the conference see Church Newsroom.

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