The young people in our ward attended youth conference this past week. During our Sunday testimony meeting the youths who felt to do so were invited to bear their testimonies. Teens and adults who attended came forward and mention was made by several of the adults of the strength of the youths in our ward and in the church today.

I would like to spend some time on that sentiment but first let me put to rest the nave notion that I assume we live in a Disney-esque world and all the youth of the Church will make wise choices and live happily ever after.

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