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In a mobile-centric world where youth are constantly bombarded with voices competing for their attention, the Gospel Living app provides one way youth can use their devices to create a gospel-centered environment, Church leaders say.
The purpose of the app is “to draw us closer to our families, friends, Church leaders, and especially to the Lord,” explained Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in a recent Church News interview.
“We hope this tool deepens testimony. It can help bring together in Christ our gospel learning, service and activities, and personal development as we plan, record and share things which happen each day that are fun and deepen our faith and testimony,” he said.
The Gospel Living app — a new mobile experience for youth demonstrated by Elder Gong during the November Face to Face event for Children and Youth — was launched globally on Feb. 12 in English and several additional languages. The app was launched in Spanish, Portuguese, French and Japanese in January.
Sister Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women general president, said social media apps often create a comparison culture and a feeling of trying to impress one another. But with the Gospel Living app, “we can share the wonderful inspiring content we find and bless others without the pressure to impress.”
“I personally love that the app gives us the opportunity to soften the noise of the world,” she said. “We are so connected with technology, and this app gives us the ability to use that technology to lift our spirits where other sources may tear us down. It is a convenient tool to help us immediately connect with and point us toward the Savior.”
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