Elder David A. Bednar and his wife Susan Bednar answered submitted questions from Church youth on Tuesday evening, May 12, 2015.
Youth were invited to ask the couple questions in a live social event, which was headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and featured youth participation from at least 98 countries, including the Philippines and Guatemala. It has been called the largest youth activity, as thousands of youth tuned in via internet from around the world.
With the help of some translation, Elder and Sister Bednar answered questions about living one’s faith and coming closer to God. Almost 5,000 questions were sent via the Youth Activities site with thousands more submitted over other social channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Participants used the hashtag #LDSFace2Face to interact with each other and comment live.
One of the popular questions leading up to the event was that of an apostle’s role and what it was like for Elder Bednar to serve. The question was asked in person by a Hindu foreign exchange student from India who was listening to the apostle from only a few feet away. Elder Bednar responded that the real role of an apostle is to serve individuals. He mentioned an experience shortly after he was called, saying that he went to speak to a congregation, but God’s real purpose was to have him counsel with one specific individual, which he did.