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In a Mexico Area young adult devotional on Sunday, Oct. 23, Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke of the Savior’s love and desire to bless every one of Heavenly Father’s children.

“It does not matter if you are the first generation or the fifth generation. Each of us can be a strong welding link in our eternal family.”

The event was broadcast from Cancún, Mexico, and viewed by more than 11,000 young adults around the country.

Elder Gong shared the conversion story of his mother, who is now 96 years old. She was the only one in her family who was baptized. Yet she has been faithful and steadfast all her life, he said.

Elder Gong told the young adults who may be the only members of the Church in their families that they should continue strong in the Church and bless both past and future generations.

Elder José A. Teixeira of the Presidency of the Seventy said close to 2,000 young missionaries will be called to serve from Mexico this year.

“We can feel your faithfulness as we watch you with each other today,” he said.

Elder Teixeira reflected on the progress that has been made in Mexico and said there is even more to come down the road.

“And you are a part of this great miracle,” he said.

Elder Gong introduced three themes for his discussion with the young adults – spiritual foundation; faith, family, and future; and this is the time for Mexico.

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