These Zootopia Gifs Describe YSA Wards Perfectly


YSA wards: what’s not to love? They’re exciting, they’re fun, and they’re the purrfect place to make some fur-reaking awesome memories. But just like any ward, the YSA species has its quirks. From your weekly dose of “Marriage Prep” to those awkward calling catastrophes, our favorite well-dressed creatures from Disney’s Zootopia have the YSA basics covered.

You know you’re in a YSA ward when:

Your bishop’s favorite subject to speak on is marriage.

Chief Bogo tells the YSA ward member to get married

But he does it because he loves you and he wants you to be happy. <3 We love our bishops.

And he tends to assume that anyone you bring to church is your soon-to-be fiancé.

Bishop assumes that Nick and Judy from the YSA ward are dating

“Haha, actually she’s my cousin. No, no, it’s fine, we get that all the time.”

You specifically go shopping for the very first Sunday of the semester . . .

Voles from Zootopia are shopping for runway sunday

Gotta look good for all the new kids, ya know? (Just kidding.)

Because you’ve got to impress the cuties you’ve seen in the ward directory . . .

Zootopians check out the ward directoryDon’t even deny it. We all know that’s what the ward directory is actually for. *wink*

Even though your own ward directory photo looks like this:

zootopians get ward directory photos taken

One of these days they’re gonna start bringing official photographers and professional lighting in. Until then, this is the world we live in.

YSA ward choir turnouts are slim.

Nick and Judy from Zootopia show up for YSA ward choir

Unless you’re in one of those super-musically-inclined wards—it happens!

But the line to bear testimonies on Fast Sunday is always huge.

fast and testimony meetings are crowded in Zootopia

For those of you who have first-hour sacrament meeting: should we even ask the Sunday School teachers to prepare a lesson on Fast Sunday?

And speaking of which, there’s ward break the fast.

lemmings attend YSA ward break the fast

It doesn’t even matter what they feed you, because break the fast is the best. Ask any lemming.

Your visiting teachers are like:

visiting teachers bring Clawhauser donuts

When your visiting teachers ask you what they can do for you, just try and convince us that the first thing you think of isn’t “bring me more treats, please.”

Your home teachers are like:

home teachers visit nick and judy from Zootopia

Don’t get us wrong, home teachers are great. But some of them are just so dang tall.

Trying to stay single is like:

nick from zootopia is trying to stay single nick from zootopia is trying to stay single in a YSA ward

It’s not easy, not with all those adorable young, single adults running around. It’s like someone planned this.

Trying to keep your roommate single is like:

judy from zootopia is trying to keep nick single“Come on, man! We agreed we were gonna be single together!”

Getting a calling is pretty awesome.

judy hopps from zootopia gets a calling

Especially if your calling is “ward cop.” Wait—that’s not a thing?

Unless your co-chair is . . . well.

the sloth from zootopia is your co-chair

Sloths are very capable creatures! But having one as your co-chair could be, um, well, a trial of patience.

sloths from zootopia can't be fast

Yes, Nick, that’s exactly what we’re saying.

After-church meetings can take forever.

after church meetings take forever in zootopia

Giving out all of those callings takes time (especially if the executive secretary is a sloth).

Quiet church meetings are the stuff of myth.

church meetings are loud in zootopia

Because church times is social times. I mean serious times. I mean spiritual times. I mean . . . oh, never mind.

But at the end of the day, admit it—you’ve never had so much fun.

judy and nick love their YSA ward

Even with all their quirks, you’ll never fur-get your YSA years. Enjoy them while you can!

For those of you YSA-ward “graduates,” what advice would you give the up-and-coming young single adults? If you could go back, what would you do differently?

Marian is a seasoned traveler and third culture kid, having spent most of her life in Australia and Southeast Asia. She recently graduated from Brigham Young University in English with an editing minor, and is passionate about all things beautiful, meaningful, and edible.