Latter-day Saint Life

How Elder Rasband and This Hand Sign Are Taking the Mormon Youth by Storm


"My heart fills with joy to see this photo and remember this moment with youth in Brazil," Elder Ronald A. Rasband posted on his Facebook, speaking of the hand sign he made at a youth conference that has taken the youth by storm.

When Elder Ronald A. Rasband spoke recently to a nationwide gathering of young people in Brazil, he concluded with a simple message: I love you. The Brethren love you. And, most importantly, Heavenly Father loves you.

Then the unexpected occurred.

“From far in the back, a youth held his hands up high and made the heart symbol,” he said. “So I gave the heart symbol back from the pulpit.”

That spontaneous communication of love between a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and a Brazilian youth triggered an immediate and vast response.

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