“The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles counsel together and share all the Lord has directed us to understand and to feel, individually and collectively,” President Nelson shared in the first Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults this year. “And then, we watch the Lord move upon the President of the Church to proclaim the Lord’s will.” Speaking specifically of recent changes to the Church's handbook regarding same-sex couples and their families, President Nelson said:
“Filled with compassion for all, and especially for the children, we wrestled at length to understand the Lord’s will in this matter . . . We met repeatedly in the temple in fasting and prayer and sought further direction and inspiration.
“And then, when the Lord inspired His prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, to declare the mind of the Lord and the will of the Lord, each of us during that sacred moment felt a spiritual confirmation. It was our privilege as Apostles to sustain what had been revealed to President Monson. Revelation from the Lord to His servants is a sacred process. And so is your privilege of receiving personal revelation.”
True millennials will do “impossible things” as they understand their identity and purpose and put their trust in the Lord, President Russell M. Nelson, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, declared during a Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults broadcast on January 10.
“My beloved brothers and sisters, you were born to be ‘true millennials,’” he said. “You are a chosen generation, fore-determined by God to do a remarkable work—to help prepare the people of this world for the Second Coming of the Lord.”
Speaking to the generation referred to as “millennials,” President Nelson counseled young adults and spoke of the important role they have in moving the gospel of Jesus Christ forward.