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On Sunday, May 15, 2022, President Russell M. Nelson stood at the black walnut pulpit of the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City to address young adults of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

President Nelson’s address was historic for several reasons. For one, it marked the first time the Conference Center was filled since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. For another, it was the first time the President of the Church has addressed all young adults in almost 22 years.

Sitting among the red upholstered seats in the Conference Center that night were the presidents and leaders of the institutions within the Church Educational System.

“It was an incredible experience,” recalled BYU–Hawaii President John S.K. Kauwe III in a subsequent devotional to BYU–Hawaii students. “There was a spiritual energy and excitement that united us all in anticipation of hearing President Nelson’s message for us — and we were not disappointed,” he said.

To the 20,000 young adults gathered in the Conference Center, the thousands more clustered in overflows throughout Temple Square and the hundreds of thousands more listening online, President Nelson delivered a powerful message about identity, discipleship and taking charge of one’s eternal destiny and testimony.

Since then, the Prophet’s teachings have continued to ripple and resonate through the messages of leaders in the Church Educational System.

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