Youth

October 06, 2021 02:22 PM MDT
FSY conferences have been on hold since 2020 due to the pandemic but are back on for next year. Here’s why the conference is so important for youth.
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Resources for the 2021 youth theme, including the music album “A Great Work,” are now available on youth.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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December 04, 2020 07:20 PM MST
As the year 2020 comes to a close, Newsroom of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a series of articles highlighting what members can expect from the new Liahona, For the Strength of Youth, and Friend magazines launching in 2021.
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Based on current information from medical and government officials, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plans to hold For the Strength of Youth (FSY) conferences in the United States and Canada beginning in the summer of 2021. Wards are encouraged to reserve the dates they are assigned to attend.
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August 27, 2020 12:57 PM MDT
In 2021, youth around the world will be engaged in “a great work.”
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July 28, 2020 07:19 PM MDT
On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, youth from around the world are invited to participate in the first-ever Youth Music Festival, a virtual global concert.
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By  Emily Abel
July 03, 2020 11:30 AM MDT
Editor's note: "This week from the pulpit" highlights recent messages by General Authorities and General Officers of the Church.
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By  Emily Abel
May 21, 2020 12:30 PM MDT
Church magazines are full of accounts of the Lord guiding hearts and hands around the world. This month, however, there is an extra special story behind the magazine itself. Hidden in the brushstrokes of all four magazines’ cover art (The Ensign, Liahona, New Era, and Friend) is a stunning story of the Lord’s tender involvement in the world.
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By  LDS Living
February 24, 2020 11:00 AM MST
These spiral-bound journals bearing the 2020 theme for youth, "Go and Do," are great for taking notes and writing down spiritual impressions.
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February 12, 2020 07:00 PM MST
Editor's note: This week's Come, Follow Me study includes 2 Nephi 9 which teaches about the Atonement. We wanted to reshare this article from our 2015 archives that gives more insights on this important topic.
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By  LDS Living
October 09, 2019 10:00 PM MDT
Looking for a mysterious tale that will keep you on your toes? Check out these 15 suspenseful mystery novels you won't be able to put down. Best of all, they're all available to read or listen to on Bookshelf PLUS+!
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By  LDS Living
October 05, 2019 10:54 PM MDT
If you are like us, you likely had a lot of questions regarding the many changes that were announced during the Saturday afternoon session of general conference. In an effort to better understand the changes, we have tried to break the announced adjustments down into questions and answers. We hope this will be helpful to you as we seek to implement the adjustments and sustain our Church leaders.
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By  LDS Living
September 13, 2019 02:46 PM MDT
Since the Church announced its plans to create a global youth conference program For the Strength of Youth on July 19, 2019, many have had questions about its implementation, including locations for the youth conferences, costs, registration, and other questions.
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September 02, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
The following story originally ran on LDS Living in September 2012.
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August 28, 2019 01:21 PM MDT
The following is a transcript of an interview with the Young Women and Young Men general presidencies discussing the 2020 youth theme “go and do,” which is centered on the scripture 1 Nephi 3:7. (Sister Michelle D. Craigdid not participate in the interview as she was traveling). The following transcript has been edited for length and clarity.
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By  LDS Living
August 23, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
Thomas S. Monson loved spending summers at his family's cabin in Utah's Vivian Park. One summer day, he and his best friend, Danny, decided to clear a field so they could gather with their friends and have a campfire that night. The tall, stubborn weeds would not pull out easily. So Tommy had the idea to burn them up instead.
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Fun
August 16, 2019 10:00 PM MDT
John Bytheway
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By  LDS Living
August 01, 2019 02:49 PM MDT
In 2020, Latter-day Saint youth around the world will be studying 1 Nephi 3:7:
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July 30, 2019 07:09 PM MDT
I adore the 2019 Mutual theme, and I’ve enjoyed studying, pondering, cross-referencing, and speaking about it to youth groups. It’s inspired, potent, and I believe it sits on the slab of the gospel foundation.
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July 19, 2019 05:08 PM MDT
Have you ever had this happen before? It’s dinner time and you’re about to dig into your favorite meal. You scoop your plate full of food only to discover, to your disappointment, that you get full before you can finish it all. I have. And it’s a sad feeling.
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July 19, 2019 02:03 PM MDT
Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday that stakes in the United States and Canada will sponsor biennial conferences modeled after Brigham Young University's Especially for Youth program.
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June 21, 2019 04:00 AM MDT
I have a little confession: I don’t always follow the posted speed limit when I drive. Don’t get me wrong: I’m not a compulsive speeder, nor do I treat driving like I’m auditioning for the next Fast and Furious movie. It’s just that when I’m driving, I don’t always pay as close attention to the speed limit as I probably should. In fact, most of the time, I just match the pace set by everyone else on the road around me. I quite literally follow the crowd. And when I catch myself in the act—usually when I spot a police car up ahead and reflexively hit the brakes—it’s then I notice how fast I was really going, and that I could have gotten into trouble.
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Fun
June 20, 2019 10:00 PM MDT
Stake youth dances are a great way to have fun and meet new people. How many of these personalities have you run across at a stake dance?
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Fun
June 07, 2019 10:00 PM MDT
My first trip to the temple was what you might call “memorable.”
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April 29, 2019 12:29 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is moving forward on its new global initiative for children and youth that will become available to millions of Latter-day Saint children and youth beginning in 2020. The initiative will provide children, youth, families and leaders personalized opportunities to grow spiritually, socially, physically and intellectually through meaningful activities, service, gospel learning and inspired goal-setting.
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March 15, 2019 03:54 PM MDT
Out of all of the things President Russell M. Nelson is known for, his love for the youth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints could be considered high on the list. In fact, the prophet hasn’t been shy about challenging the youth of the Church at every opportunity. He has even made enlisting the youth high priority.
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March 13, 2019 04:31 PM MDT
Isabela’s* depression first manifested as anxiety, hitting during her seventh-grade year of school. Her mom, Luiza,* remembers it coming on suddenly. The only signs that anything was off-kilter masked themselves as the typical worries and changes that accompany the move to middle school and making new friends. One day Isabela seemed fine, the next, “I really felt like her soul had been kidnapped from her,” Luiza says.
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March 09, 2019 09:31 PM MST
With building anticipation for the dedication of the Rome Italy Temple scheduled to get underway beginning tomorrow morning with the public cornerstone ceremony, hundreds of youth packed a stake center on the campus of the soon-to-be-christened temple. When dedicated it will be the 162nd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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March 06, 2019 04:00 PM MST
Searching for a modest prom dress can be discouraging, but there are actually numerous options—if you know where to look. Check out some of our favorite beautifully modest prom dresses for 2019.
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January 25, 2019 05:10 PM MST
The following has been republished with permission from gregtrimble.com.
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January 18, 2019 10:00 PM MST
Over the next several months, we will be sharing insights from authors Michelle Wilson and Dennis Gaunt on this year's youth theme, "If ye love me, keep my commandments." Watch for them under "Lesson Helps" on LDS Living's homepage each month and share them with your teens!
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Fun
December 31, 2018 10:50 PM MST
The new year always comes with a bit of nostalgia for the old. And today, we're going even older as we remember some of the fun and memorable parts of life in the Church before the turn of the century thanks to you, our readers, who shared additional memories with us on Facebook!
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December 18, 2018 01:43 PM MST
Most Americans recognize McDonald's Big Mac as two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions on a sesame seed bun.
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December 14, 2018 01:22 PM MST
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a change Friday designed to strengthen children and youth through increased faith in Jesus Christ, deeper understanding of His gospel, and greater unity with His Church and its members.
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December 07, 2018 03:04 PM MST
Resources for teaching the 2019 Mutual theme "If ye love me, keep my commandments" are now available on lds.org.
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November 27, 2018 07:15 PM MST
More than 30 days after Hurricane Michael hit Marianna, Florida, the recovery efforts are still in the clean-up phase. Many neighborhoods have fallen trees. Hundreds of businesses remain unopened. The legacy of Hurricane Michael's devastating impact in the lives of the people in Marianna continues to unfold.
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November 23, 2018 02:07 PM MST
It's the big day you've been waiting for. You and your spouse sit proudly in the church pew. Grandparents and family have traveled miles to attend. A member of the bishopric makes a few announcements and then asks your just-turned 12-year-old son to stand.
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October 27, 2018 08:17 AM MDT
Modesty is a topic that has gained a lot of attention in recent years. It’s difficult to know exactly what is and isn’t modest with so many different clothing options and definitions of modesty.
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October 03, 2018 04:26 PM MDT
The Church recently announced a new section on the Gospel Library app created just for young adults.
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September 25, 2018 02:39 PM MDT
A recent Harvard study shows that teens who pray or meditate and attend religious services are more likely to maintain a healthy well-being in their young adult years.
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September 21, 2018 01:30 PM MDT
New information has been released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on plans announced in May for new worldwide resources for girls and boys, young women, and young men. The initiative for Latter-day Saint youth, ages 8 to 18, will replace all existing youth activity programs beginning in January 2020, including the Church’s relationship with all Scouting programs around the world.
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August 29, 2018 10:03 PM MDT
Throughout history, the Lord has tried His chosen people by requiring them to make significant sacrifices. Though the sacrifices required of us today for the building of temples are very different from those required by the Saints in the early days of the Church, we are still blessed with opportunities to contribute and serve. Here are a few stories of children and youth who made their own contributions for the construction of the house of the Lord.
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August 28, 2018 05:27 PM MDT
"(Tyson) was a hero,” said Laura Bean, the mother of a 15-year-old who was knocked unconscious after hitting his head and landing in a pool. “He literally just jumped in and pulled Ryan out of the water and saved his life.”
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August 02, 2018 02:32 PM MDT
“She doesn’t want anyone else to go through what she went through," said attorney Jeremy Dobbins about his client, Anne Ayers. The 18-year-old valedictorian is suing the Kings Canyon Unified School District after she was denied a leadership position at her school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes club because she is Mormon.
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August 01, 2018 02:01 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the new Mutual theme for 2019: “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15).
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July 31, 2018 01:51 PM MDT
A few days ago, a beautiful young person met with me in my office. As we talked, this youth shared with me deep feelings of sadness, feelings of not measuring up, frustrations that they were not perfect, and worries that they were disappointing their parents.
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Fun
June 29, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Hank Smith
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By  LDS Living
June 21, 2018 09:07 AM MDT
Pioneer treks are a common summer activity for Church members around the world, allowing them to experience, if even partially, the challenges the earliest pioneers faced in searching for religious freedom in the 1800s. Opportunities abound to learn how suffering and sacrifice brings one close to the Savior. Walking in the pioneers’ footsteps, participants can feel empathy for those who heeded the call to gather to Zion.
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June 20, 2018 05:16 PM MDT
On Wednesday, the First Presidency released new guidelines for interviews between Church leaders and youth.
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June 11, 2018 03:07 PM MDT
One of the mists all of us have to face early in our lives is the suggestion that small deviations from the strait and narrow path don't matter. However, those early memories provide a foundation for later challenges, and hence we greatly limit the tempter's power if we win them. We might call this facing the lion and the bear.
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June 04, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
It was a discussion about the sacrament. A seminary student was sharing feelings about the sacredness of the ordinance when another student jumped in.
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June 03, 2018 10:48 PM MDT
“My dear extraordinary youth, you were sent to earth at this precise time — this most crucial time in the history of the world — to help gather Israel,” President Nelson said at a special youth devotional. “There is nothing happening on this earth right now that is more important than that. . . . This is the mission for which you were sent to earth.”
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May 18, 2018 05:16 PM MDT
“I think the young man sitting here has changed history,” Senator Jim Dabakis said. “That giant institution, the Boy Scouts of America, yielded to Logan Blythe and now there is a separate track for all Boy Scouts of America who are mentally challenged because of what this young man did.”
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May 14, 2018 03:59 PM MDT
What will the Church's new initiative for children and youth look like? What can parents expect? What programs will be going away? The Church answered these questions recently on lds.org.
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By  LDS Living
May 09, 2018 10:00 PM MDT
With seminary graduation just around the corner, these 10 gifts are the perfect way for seminary teachers, parents, and loved ones to prepare youth for their next adventure and help them celebrate the spiritual milestone they have reached.
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May 09, 2018 12:29 PM MDT
On Tuesday, May 8, the Church announced it will be launching a new worldwide initiative for youth and children and will be leaving Scouting at the end of 2019. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions the Church published on Mormon Newsroom about these changes.
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May 01, 2018 09:48 AM MDT
You probably thought you were pretty knowledgeable when you left home the first time, until about an hour later when you found yourself calling a parent or friend for help with something. Whether your teen is headed to the school scene, the MTC, or the world of the working, use this list of 10 important skills to make sure they're adequately prepared to fly solo.
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April 18, 2018 04:58 PM MDT
Do you know a young Latter-day Saint who will soon be turning 12? Meridian Magazine shares five things every young man and woman should understand about the Aaronic priesthood.
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