Youth

    Youth in the United States and Canada will be eligible to attend FSY every other year between the year when they turn 14 and the year they graduate from high school.
    Young adults are invited to watch the worldwide broadcast of the Face to Face event on Sunday, September 15, with Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Elder Craig C. Christensen of the Seventy.
    You can host your own indexing activity to get the youth excited about family history.
    “We want to see who you want to become, who you desire to become, and what you desire your life to look like.” Debbie Angelos
    “Youth are part of a battalion, as President Nelson taught; no one needs to feel alone. We are together.” Stephen W. Owen, Young Men General President
    These guidelines should be shared with youth and their parents before their first interviews.
    “I think the youth of this generation have been saved for this time--to bring family history forward.”
    “Let the dead speak forth anthems of eternal praise to the King Immanuel….” (Doctrine and Covenants 128: 22)
    “You don’t have to push a handcart to be a pioneer. Maybe you are the pioneers in your family.”
    Many of the British Columbia host families expressed immediate bonding with their visitors and while they greatly enjoyed the inspirational music, they treasured most the time spent with their new friends. It’s a great trust to send children into the homes of strangers, but with the discretion of Bishops, the Spirit, our shared faith and values, it works out well.
    Several hundred youth join youth of other faiths in a local community project to assist children in Haiti.
     “As you respond in faith to this invitation, your hearts shall turn to the fathers.” - Elder David A. Bednar