Worldwide Youth Devotional: Messages from President Russell M. Nelson and Sister Wendy W. Nelson

JUNE 3, 2018

Salt Lake City

Youth worldwide have the “singular” opportunity to receive counsel directly from a prophet of God as President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy W. Nelson, speak at a worldwide devotional for youth on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. mountain daylight time.

The broadcast, originating in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be transmitted live on the Church satellite system,, YouTube, and other digital channels.

A unique and singular opportunity

“Sister Nelson and I are delighted to participate in this upcoming worldwide devotional,” President Nelson said. “What a unique and singular opportunity to address youth around the world, all at once! May I extend a personal invitation to every young man and young woman in the Church, and to our many friends of other faiths, to join us on June 3.”

Sister Nelson said she has observed for many years how much President Nelson loves the youth of the Church. “I have heard him pray for the youth, and I have been inspired by his efforts to help them sense how much the Lord loves them and trusts them,” she said.

“There is something undeniably special about this generation of youth,” President Nelson added. “Your Heavenly Father must have great confidence in you to send you to earth at this time. You were born for greatness! The days ahead will be breathtaking. Father in Heaven must have known that you would be just the people He needs to do remarkable things in the latter days—the days leading up to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.”

“I hope the youth of the Church will see this event as a precious opportunity to hear the voice of the Lord speaking to them through His prophet,” said Sister Nelson. “I hope our time together will give each young man and each young woman a vision of who they truly are and who their Father in Heaven wants them to become.”

Prepare to participate

In a special video invitation to youth (see above), President Nelson invites youth to prepare for the broadcast by:

  • Reading from the Book of Mormon every day before the event.
  • Asking the Lord in prayer to “prepare your heart and mind to hear what He is eager to teach you.”

Local priesthood leaders should plan to watch the broadcast together with their youth at a date and time that best serves the youth in their units. Youth may also choose to watch the broadcast together with their family.

Stake technology specialists

Stake technology specialists should refer to the broadcast schedule for languages and other details when it becomes available approximately four weeks before the event.

How to watch later

Shortly after the live event, a recording of the devotional will be archived on and on the Gospel Library app to be streamed or downloaded at any time.