Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife Susan Bednar answered submitted questions from youth on Tuesday evening, May 12, 2015.
Youth were invited to ask the couple questions in a live social event, which was headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and featured youth participation from at least 98 countries, including the Philippines and Guatemala.
The Church has over 15 million members worldwide with approximately 9 million members living outside of the United States. With the help of some translation, Elder and Sister Bednar answered questions from around the world about living one’s faith and coming closer to God. They discussed looking for good influences and memorizing scripture verses.
Almost 5,000 questions were sent via the Youth Activities site with thousands more submitted over other social channels. One of the popular questions leading up to the event was that of an apostle’s role and what it was like for Elder Bednar to serve. The question was asked in person by a Hindu foreign exchange student from India who was listening to the apostle from only a few feet away.
Hear how Elder and Sister Bednar responded and what other questions were asked by continuing to read this story at Mormon Newsroom’s blog. Want to watch the entire thing? Click here.
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