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Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints extended three invitations Sunday evening to the faith’s 2.3 million members between the ages of 18 and 30.

Speaking live from a studio on Temple Square Sunday evening, the Apostle first invited young adults to “be still and know that God is God. Let His goodness and creations stir your imagination, calm and assure your heart, and testify He waits ready to deepen your personal relationship [with Him].”

Elder Gong encouraged the audience to make deliberate attempts to slow down and engage in a more reflective kind of faith life. This includes, he said, an appreciation for the wonders of the heavens, the beauties of the earth and the inspirations of art, literature, and music.

“It takes conscious effort to slow down and ‘be still.’ It takes spiritual openness and humility to ‘know that [God is] God (Psalms 46:10)’” he said. “Sometimes slowing down in things that matter less helps us find the things that matter most.” Beholding ultimate things fosters an eternal perspective that “can anchor us today,” he added.

Second, Elder Gong asked young adults to “change the future now” by developing “multigenerational relationships that will bless you and those around you for years to come.”

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