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Roughly 1,400 young single adults had the special opportunity of listening to loving — and personalized — counsel from an Apostle on Sunday night, Oct. 16.

Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles — with the help of his wife, Sister Rosana Soares, and other invited guests — answered questions submitted by young adults during a devotional held at the Jordan Institute of Religion.

Young adults expressed concern about a variety of topics, including decision making, resisting temptation, standing up to opposition and preparing to serve a mission.

Acknowledging that many young Church members have heartfelt questions — more than can be covered in one evening — Elder Soares invited his listeners to do two things.

First, “spend more time on your knees and in your scriptures seeking for the truth about what concerns you,” he said. “I can assure you that as you seek for answers with a believing heart, in due time, you will find all the answers you are looking for from your Heavenly Father, who loves you so much, and who is the source of all knowledge.”

Second, focus on the Savior. “As you do so, my friends, I can assure you that you will find answers to the deep and important concerns of your souls.”

Elder Soares blessed the young adults “as you humble yourselves before the Lord and offer the sincere desires of your heart to Him, you will find the answers to your heartfelt questions, receive the direction you need through the Holy Ghost to continue worthily walking on the covenant path, and feel the peace that can only be obtained through our Savior Jesus Christ.”

Hearing God’s voice

The first question Elder Soares addressed involved learning to hear God’s voice, especially while striving to make decisions.

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