Credit: Amanda Rasmussen and Hannah Kirkeiner

What is my purpose? How do I know I’m doing the right thing? How can I find happiness when I’m going through hard times? Questions like these often weigh on the minds of young adults across the world. But where do they go for answers? What does the search for truth and purpose look like for them? And how do they know when they’ve found what they were looking for?

A young man named Joseph Smith had similar questions 200 years ago. His search for answers led him to family, friends, the Bible, and eventually a grove of trees near his home where his prayer was heard and answered.

Over the next few weeks, this website will feature stories of young adults and how they’ve found answers to the most important questions in their lives. As you explore their stories, we invite you to think about your questions, the way you find answers, and the relevance of Joseph Smith’s experience to you.

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Finding spiritual light in a lonely place

Aurimas Šimonėlis said his decision to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has brought many...

Finding peace and comfort through trials of faith

LONDON - Phylicia Hawkins has fond memories of walking hand-in-hand with her father to church on Sundays, her hair braided and...

Pushing through doubts and trials

Cate Brinkerhoff is a wife and mother in Kansas City, Missouri. After 13 years of marriage, a mission in England, a degree from BYU and three kids, Cate has some advice on how young adults can survive their 20s and the difficult moments that come with them.

Learning to make time for God

Evan Dantzscher, a 22-year-old attending college in Kansas City, Missouri, has learned that problems and trials are a universal experience, but he’s also discovered the one way to overcome life’s difficulties is to kneel down and pray.

Strengthening communication with Heavenly Father

EmmaLee Hall smiles as she shares her thoughts with the team about lessons she's learned during times of struggle.

Understanding God’s timing

Tamara Haviland grew up walking in the literal footsteps of Joseph Smith and the early saints: Her home in Columbia, Missouri, is just a few hours from multiple church history sites, including Liberty Jail and Nauvoo.

Discovering purpose through doing what you love

Through changes in his own life, Jaylyn Turner has discovered that you can find your purpose through doing what you love,...

Finding yourself and your purpose in life through living it

From his own experiences, Landon Gonser has learned that finding yourself and finding purpose in life isn't a destination, but rather...

Finding answers to important questions in unexpected ways

Sarina Keane, currently a student at Cleveland State University in Ohio, has learned that God answers questions and gives guidance in...

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