Facebook users from around the world plan to share “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” with their friends and followers on Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Daniel Kellis, a BYU senior from Surprise, Arizona, created the event after hearing youth at a stake conference reciting the Proclamation.
“It was really powerful,” Kellis said. “I realized that the principles taught in that sacred document were simple, yet strong truths that put all the moral confusion in our society into perspective.”
Kellis said he hopes the event will help more people become familiar with “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” and remind those who have read it of the importance of the document.
Those who say they are “going” to the event have shown support in various ways, including posting their thoughts on the event page and inviting their friends to take part in the event.
With nearly 5,000 people committed to participating, the event is sure to make a wave in the social media pool with the hashtag #TheFamily.
“I don’t care if just one person becomes familiar with the Proclamation as a result of this, it will all be worth it for that one person alone,” Kellis said.
Sept. 23 marks the 20th anniversary since the Proclamation was read by President Gordon B. Hinckley in 1995 at the General Relief Society Meeting for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.