LDS Church News

David Archuleta to connect with youth in live Facebook event

By By Melanie Duffy, LDS.org

For LDS Church News

Published: Friday, June 6 2014 12:05 p.m. MDT

Updated: Friday, June 6 2014 12:05 p.m. MDT

In an effort to connect youth around the world with Church leaders and with each other, Brother David L. Beck and Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson will host a live video chat with David Archuleta June 24, on the LDS Youth Facebook page. The event will be held in Spanish at 5:30 p.m. MDT and again in English at 7 p.m. MDT.

Brother Beck, Young Men general president, and Sister Oscarson, Young Women general president, will moderate the event and will be joined by David Archuleta, former American Idol contestant and recently returned missionary, as he discusses his decision to postpone his successful music career to serve the Lord.

“We are excited to hear about the experiences David had while sharing the gospel in Chile,” said Brother Beck.

Youth will be able to ask questions and make comments during the live video chat. In addition to the Facebook page, the event will also be streamed live on the Youth Activities website and the Mormon Channel on YouTube.

Sister Oscarson encourages the youth to invite their non-LDS friends to join in on the event. “This is a great member-missionary opportunity and will be great fun for everyone who wants to watch and participate,” she said.

Youth are encouraged to join the social media conversation about these events using the hashtag #LDSface2face.