2015 mutual theme: ‘Embark in the Service of God’

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Article and interviews by Deseret News

The 2015 Mutual theme doubles as a call to action to faithful young men and young women across the globe:

“O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.”

Found in Doctrine and Covenants Section 4 Verse 2, this divine charge of service was originally given to the Prophet’s father, Joseph Smith Sr., almost two centuries ago. The passage remains an eternal directive on laboring in the kingdom.

2015 Mutual Theme

Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president, said the theme is a reminder of covenants LDS youth “made at baptism to serve the Lord for the rest of their lives.”

Sister Oscarson said selecting a theme was important because the theme becomes the focus of youth conferences, young women camps and other important events held each year across the globe. “It needs to be something that will help strengthen youth against the things they are facing in the world.”

The scripture also comes with a promise, said Sister Oscarson. “If our youth can give their all to serving and to coming unto Christ, it will be a protection for them.”

Read the rest of the article at Deseret News

Past Mutual Themes 

2014: “Come Unto Christ”

2013: “Stand ye in holy places, and be not moved”

2012: “Arise and shine forth”

2011: 13th Article of Faith

2010: “Be strong and of a good courage”

2009: “Be thou an example of the believers”

2008: “Be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in good works”

2007: “Let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly”