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Restoration Face to Face Announced with Elder & Sister Rasband

Restoration Face to Face Announced with Elder & Sister Rasband

Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Sister Melanie Rasband invite young adults worldwide to join them September 13 for a live Face to Face broadcast from the Sacred Grove in Palmyra, New York.

My dear young adult friends, like you, I have felt the effects of our world’s difficult circumstances during the last…

Posted by Ronald A. Rasband on Wednesday, June 24, 2020


Elder and Sister Rasband will be discussing The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World, which President Russell M. Nelson introduced during the April 2020 general conference.

“We hope young adults will watch this event with questions in their hearts,” said Elder Rasband. “Joseph had a question in his heart, and he received a world-changing answer from within the Sacred Grove when he studied, acted, and prayed in faith. As young adults seek and knock, they will receive answers as well. The Spirit can help answer what Sister Rasband and I cannot.”

All young adults (ages 18 through 30), whether single or married; full-time missionaries; and students who will be finishing high school or the equivalent by the end of 2020 are invited to participate as well as invite their young adult friends who are not of our faith to join them.

According to Elder Rasband, the broadcast is an opportunity for many young adults to introduce their friends “to the glorious light of the restored gospel. The new proclamation is a proclamation to the world, not just to the Church—all people need to hear the message it contains,” he said.

“Elder Rasband and I are so excited for this event,” added Sister Rasband. “We love the young adults of the Church. And I am grateful for the chance to share my testimony of the First Vision and the Restoration of the Gospel as we meet from within the sacred grove.”

How to Prepare

  • Ponder and submit your questions on
  • Invite your young adult friends who are not of our faith.
  • Respond to Elder and Sister Rasband’s invitation to post on social media, using #sacredgrove, of how the restored gospel helps you overcome the challenges of today’s world.

How to Watch

Watch the broadcast on Sunday, September 13, at 4:00 p.m. (mountain daylight time) on the Church satellite system,, YouTube, Facebook, BYUtv, and other media. It will be transmitted in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, ASL, Tongan, Samoan, Cebuano, and Tagalog.

Those who cannot join the live event may view or download a recording of the devotional on and YouTube anytime after the event begins.

Stake Technology Specialists

Stake technology specialists should refer to the broadcast schedule when it becomes available approximately three weeks before the event.

This news release was provided by the Church Newsroom. 

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