News Release

How Youth and Families in the South Pacific Can Join Elder Gong for Worldwide Devotional

Broadcast will focus on Church's youth theme for 2023: "I can do all things through Christ"


Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak at a worldwide devotional for youth that will be available for viewing from January 29, 2023, at 4 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (USA). This will be 12 p.m. NZDT, January 30, 2023.

Elder Gong will be joined by the Church's Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon and Young Men General President Steven J. Lund.

Youth are encouraged to gather with their youth groups or families to view this broadcast, which introduces the the Church's 2023 youth theme. The event will be available on, Gospel Library, Gospel Media and the Strive to Be YouTube channel in the languages below.

Pacific Language Translations

Translations for the Worldwide Event for Youth will be available from this page in the following Pacific languages:

  • 29 January (MST) 30 January (NZDT): English, French
  • 19 February (NZDT): Samoan, Tongan, Fijian, Kiribati, Bislama and Marshallese

Youth Theme Music in Pacific Languages

The 2023 youth music album and theme song, youth theme artwork, activity ideas, and other information in English can be found at

Links and downloads for the music album and theme song in Samoan, Tongan, French, Tahitian, Fijian, Mᾱori, Kiribati, Bislama and Tok Pisin will be available by 15 February from The Church Pacific Area website.

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