President Nelson Addresses Millennials’ Potential at First 2016 Worldwide Devotional


President Russell M. Nelson spoke directly to young adults Sunday during the Worldwide devotional in Hawaii, encouraging them to help further the work of the Lord.

Referring to the young adults as millennials, Nelson told those tuning in from around the world that they can do impossible things. “My beloved brothers and sisters, you were born to be ‘true millennials,’” Nelson said. “You are a chosen generation, fore-determined by God to do a remarkable work—to help prepare the people of this world for the Second Coming of the Lord.”

Nelson focused his remarks on what the Lord has said about millennials, saying that a “true millennial is a man or woman whom God trusted enough to send to earth during the most compelling dispensation in the history of this world.”

The president of the Quorum of the Twelve gave four pieces of advice on how millennials can live up to their potential.

  1. Learn who you really are.
  2. Expect and prepare to accomplish the impossible.
  3. Access the power of Heaven.
  4. Follow the prophets.

Hear President Nelson’s full address in the video posted above.

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