“[Jesus Christ] paid the compensatory price and provided the power for you to use Him to move every mountain you will ever face,” said Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, on Sunday, June 13, 2021, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ first Face to Face event for single adults.
Leading up to the event, the global faith leaders invited the program’s viewers to read and study President Russell M. Nelson‘s April 2021 general conference address, entitled “Christ is Risen; Faith in Him Will Move Mountains.”
In his message, President Nelson challenged Latter-day Saints around the world to find ways to increase their faith in Jesus Christ and overcome “mountains” of “loneliness, doubt, illness or other personal problems” by applying the following five principles to their lives:
- Studying the scriptures
- Choosing to believe
- Acting in faith
- Asking God for help
- Participating in sacred acts that Latter-day Saints call “ordinances”
“Through your faith, Jesus Christ will increase your ability to move the mountains in your life, even though your personal challenges may loom as large as Mount Everest,” said President Nelson.
“[President Nelson] said that faith in Jesus Christ is the greatest power available to us in this life,” said Elder Andersen during the event.
As a follow-up to President Nelson’s invitation, Church leaders met one-on-one with a small group of single adults in Utah, Arizona and Washington, D.C. before the broadcast to learn more about the experience they had while studying his message.
Their interactions were recorded and included in the Face to Face program. Leaders watched the videos during the broadcast and expounded upon the conversations in a panel discussion. At the event’s conclusion, leaders shared their own takeaways from President Nelson’s talk and what they have learned after accepting his invitation to apply Christ-centered principles to their own lives.
You can watch the entire event below.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.