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Elder Patrick Kearon, a member of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife addressed young adults worldwide during a devotional on Sunday, May 6.

Elder Kearon encouraged young adults to stop thinking about themselves, and find someone who needs their help.

“President Nelson (in general conference) gave an invitation to you and to me to feed Jesus’s sheep,” Elder Kearon said. “The challenge is to expand on this invitation and act. Actually do something, really make a change.”

Elder Kearon also encouraged young adults to pray and be prompted of who and where one should serve.

“If each of you respond to the invitation to minister as Jesus does, you will be transformed,” Elder Kearon said. “Becoming ever more selfless, rather than selfish. You will discover the joy … leaving behind your anxieties and (worries).”

Students at BYUI shared their own insights and inspirations that they gained from the worldwide devotional.

“I felt very encouraged to go out and serve,” said Sarina Betts, a freshman studying exercise physiology. “I was reminded that true joy is found in following the Savior’s example by reaching out to others.”

Elder Kearon was born in Carlisle, Cumberland, England. He was sustained as a General Authority Seventy on April 3, 2010.

According to, “He currently has supervisory responsibilities in the North America West and North America Northwest Areas. He also assists Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf in supervising the Europe and Europe East Areas.”

Sister Jennifer Kearon said no matter the rejections or the feeling of not being wanted, we are worth something.

“Each of you is of unlimited, endless worth … to your father in heaven, who knows you best no matter what anyone else might think or say about you,” Sister Kearon said. “You are precious in his sight.”

She explained that no matter the situation, one must go to the place where there are no rejections — to our Heavenly Father.

“You are enough,” she said. “He loves you just the way you are.”