The youth concept for 2023 arrives from Philippians 4:13: “I can do all items by way of Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Filmed completely in the Dominican Republic with an all Dominican crew and actors, the movie follows the tale of two youth — a younger lady who comes to a fork on a managing trail and a younger man who receives wounded throughout a baseball game — and how they receive power from the Lord amid their hardships.
At the conclude of the movie, the younger man and youthful lady, as very well as other youth, are proven pursuing a path, generating a stack of stones referred to as a cairn to issue other individuals in the suitable route. The video clip closes with them standing jointly in front of a scenic vista by h2o.
The song’s information
The tune “I Can Do All Things By Christ” is the title observe for the 2023 youth theme album released in October.
Jarica Jamison, a 21-12 months-aged from Smithfield, Utah, is the singer of the 2023 youth concept music. For her, the message of the song is basic yet highly effective: “Christ is generally there,” she reported.
“Anything you truly feel like you just cannot do, He’s constantly there to aid you and be there for you,” Jamison advised the Church News. “And if you’re unfortunate or lonely, or you just really will need someone, you generally know that you can do all points via Christ. He’s there to support you, irrespective of whether you understand it or not.”
Jamison reported the possibility to sing the music “came at a level in my lifestyle wherever I really wanted it.” She remembers feeling the ability of the chorus’ lyrics even though in the recording studio.
The phrases in the 2nd verse also resonated with her: “I will cross that desert, even though it’s deep and vast. While I feel the hunger and I listen to the lies, I will pray to heaven and the winds will stop.”
“Every time I sing that verse, you just usually know that you can cross that desert, you can cross the sea of inner thoughts and lies, like it claims. … It won’t usually be uncomplicated, and in some cases it’s unhappy and at times you don’t feel like you can do it. But when you have that hunger, like it suggests … and you hear all these lies, you can kneel down and pray and know that your Heavenly Father and your Savior will usually be there to stop the winds,” Jamison stated.
“It’s just a definitely effective music, and it is a large amount of who I am actually, and what my testimony stands for. I just know that my Savior is there for me, and I can do all things with Him.”
Nik Day, youth audio songwriter for the Church, wrote the music “I Can Do All Factors As a result of Christ” and quite a few others on the 2023 album. Of the 2nd verse, he reported: “These strains are alluding to the time the Savior expended in the desert staying tempted by Satan. I adore utilizing scripture stories into the tunes.”
He additional: “When people hear to this album I hope they experience the adore of their Savior and an improved need to stick to Him. The concept is, ‘I can do all things via Christ,’ and most of the tunes are about Christ and our connection with Him. I hope they come to feel empowered and thrilled to live the gospel.”
A lot more concept resources
The youth theme web-site features back links to the new music’s audio data files and sheet audio, as very well as downloadable PDFs of the theme’s artwork, banners and posters. A link to the youth Instagram account StriveToBe — which will publish articles about the theme throughout the 12 months — is also on the internet site.
Parents and youth leaders are encouraged to instruct concepts from the concept at dwelling and at church in the course of the 12 months. The topic can be utilised as a topic for sacrament conference talks offered by youth and can provide focus for youth pursuits, together with camps, youth conferences and devotionals. The concept will be emphasised all through For the Energy of Youth conferences throughout the world.
A around the world devotional for youth on Jan. 29 will introduce the youth theme and element Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, together with Young Adult males Common President Steven J. Lund and Youthful Females Typical President Bonnie H. Cordon.