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In the less-than-ideal circumstances that have characterized the past year, perhaps one thing youth worldwide have learned is that “life is sometimes an unexpected journey,” said Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon

“Youth have learned how to be flexible and that their life can have joy and fulfillment in abundance as they really focus on doing the Lord’s work, which is the great work,” she said. 

Her friend and counterpart, Young Men General President Steven J. Lund said the struggles that have defined much of 2021 have marked a challenging season. But like all seasons, they will pass.

“Even now,” he said, “there are things that we can do to help propel the work.”

After a year of engaging in “A Great Work” as part of the Lord’s battalion to gather Israel, youth are invited to deepen their relationship with Him as they learn to “Trust in the Lord” — 2022’s youth theme.

This Old Testament theme from Proverbs 3:5-6 is both timeless and timely as youth continue to navigate unexpected circumstances. It’s also counsel President Russell M. NelsonPresident Dallin H. Oaks and other Church leaders have emphasized in recent months. 

“If I’m going to trust anyone in my life, it’s usually because I have a great relationship with them,” President Cordon said. “So I hope this year, as youth do so well, that they can create an enhanced understanding of who the Savior is.” 

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