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Marking the first time a member of the First Presidency has addressed a public audience outside of Utah in nearly 17 months, President Dallin H. Oaks spoke at a conference for single adults on Sunday afternoon. 

No individual can overcome life’s challenges without the spiritual strength that comes from the Savior, he told some 40,000 participants from the Church’s North America West Area.   

“Jesus Christ is the source of our strength to bear the burdens of mortality,” he said. 

President Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke during the closing devotional of “The Abundant Life” Conference — a three-day event for single adults held in person and virtually in locations in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii.

Speaking from a meetinghouse near the Seattle Washington Temple, President Oaks was accompanied by his wife, Sister Kristen Oaks, who also addressed the single adults.

The devotional was the capstone of the conference, which included workshops, service, entertainment and opportunities for single adults to connect in person and online.

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