By Sydney Walker,
The music video for the 2023 youth theme tune “I Can Do All Issues Via Christ” was revealed on the Church’s Try to Be YouTube and Instagram accounts on Sunday, January 1.
The youth theme for 2023 comes from Philippians 4:13: “I can do all issues via Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Filmed completely within the Dominican Republic with an all Dominican crew and actors, the video follows the story of two youth — a younger lady who involves a fork on a working path and a younger man who will get injured throughout a baseball sport — and the way they obtain power from the Lord amid their hardships.
On the finish of the video, the younger man and younger lady, in addition to different youth, are proven following a path, making a stack of stones referred to as a cairn to level others in the best path. The video closes with them standing collectively in entrance of a scenic vista by water.
The Tune’s Message
The tune “I Can Do All Issues Via Christ” is the title observe for the 2023 youth theme album launched in October.
Jarica Jamison, a 21-year-old from Smithfield, Utah, is the singer of the 2023 youth theme tune. For her, the message of the tune is easy but highly effective: “Christ is all the time there,” she stated.
“Something you’re feeling like you may’t do, He’s all the time there that can assist you and be there for you,” Jamison advised the Church Information. “And should you’re unhappy or lonely, otherwise you simply actually need somebody, you all the time know that you are able to do all issues via Christ. He’s there that can assist you, whether or not you understand it or not.”
Jamison stated the chance to sing the tune “got here at a degree in my life the place I actually wanted it.” She remembers feeling the facility of the refrain’ lyrics whereas within the recording studio.
The phrases within the second verse additionally resonated together with her: “I’ll cross that desert, although it’s deep and extensive. Although I really feel the starvation and I hear the lies, I’ll pray to heaven and the winds will stop.”
“Each time I sing that verse, you simply all the time know you could cross that desert, you may cross the ocean of emotions and lies, prefer it says. … It gained’t all the time be straightforward, and typically it’s unhappy and typically you don’t really feel like you are able to do it. However when you will have that starvation, prefer it says … and also you hear all these lies, you may kneel down and pray and know that your Heavenly Father and your Savior will all the time be there to stop the winds,” Jamison stated.
“It’s only a actually highly effective tune, and it’s loads of who I’m, truthfully, and what my testimony stands for. I simply know that my Savior is there for me, and I can do all issues with Him.”
Nik Day, youth music songwriter for the Church, wrote the tune “I Can Do All Issues Via Christ” and a number of other others on the 2023 album. Of the second verse, he stated: “These strains are alluding to the time the Savior spent within the desert being tempted by Devil. I really like implementing scripture tales into the songs.”
He added: “When individuals take heed to this album I hope they really feel the love of their Savior and an elevated need to comply with Him. The theme is, ‘I can do all issues via Christ,’ and a lot of the songs are about Christ and our relationship with Him. I hope they really feel empowered and excited to reside the gospel.”
Extra Theme Assets
The youth theme web site consists of hyperlinks to the brand new music’s audio information and sheet music, in addition to downloadable PDFs of the theme’s paintings, banners and posters. A hyperlink to the youth Instagram account StriveToBe — which can publish content material in regards to the theme all year long — can also be on the web site.
Dad and mom and youth leaders are inspired to show ideas from the theme at dwelling and at church all year long. The theme can be utilized as a subject for sacrament assembly talks given by youth and might present focus for youth actions, together with camps, youth conferences and devotionals. The theme can be emphasised throughout For the Energy of Youth conferences worldwide.
A worldwide devotional for youth on January 29 will introduce the youth theme and have Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, together with Younger Males Normal President Steven J. Lund and Younger Girls Normal President Bonnie H. Cordon.