Latter-day Saint Life

President Eyring and Elder Holland Give Youth a Challenge Leading Up to Historic Face-to-Face Event


On March 4, President Henry B. Eyring will be the first member of a First Presidency ever to speak at a Face-to-Face event for the youth of the Church.

This historic Face-to-Face event will focus on the Mutual theme for 2017: Ask of God from James 1:5–6 where the youth are encouraged to come with questions. 

Accompanied by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, the event will be broadcast around the world from Palmyra, New York, a historic location where Joseph Smith received the First Vision as an answer to his prayer.

"Can you imagine a better place to be with President Eyring than Palmyra, New York, to talk about asking questions of God and receiving answers?" Elder Holland asks in a video posted to President Eyring's Facebook page.

According to, President Eyring said he hoped the youth of the Church would feel as if they were there at Palmyra as they participated in the event. “I hope they [the youth of the Church] will feel the spirit of this quiet, holy place and perhaps gain a stronger testimony of what took place here on a spring day in 1820.”

The Face-to-Face will be broadcast 11 a.m. (MST) and 1 p.m. (EST) on, the LDS Youth YouTube channel, or view it later at

“Today there are so many ways to find information—some of it true, some of it partially true, and some of it completely false," President Eyring said, according to But wisdom, true wisdom, comes from God, and the way to find it hasn’t changed since the day James wrote his epistle or the day Joseph Smith read it. I hope the youth will see this event as an opportunity to seek wisdom from God and they will find, as Joseph did, ‘the testimony of James to be true—that a man [or woman] who lacked wisdom might ask of God, and obtain.’”

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Golden questions are the most important in life, involving gospel truths and our place in the plan of salvation. "The problem," Brother Bytheway states, "is when we expect Google-speed answers to Golden Questions." Using scriptural stories, quotations from Church leaders, and a good dose of humor, Brother Bytheway encourages listeners to "Ask in Faith."


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