Student-organized devotional aims to bring faithful saints together

The BYU-I student organizers of the One Light event at a planning meeting. Photo credit: Liberty Gonzalez

A student-organized fireside on Saturday will focus on building Zion and fostering supportive relationships with other young adults who are doing their best to live the gospel of Jesus Christ.

A group of BYU-Idaho students decided to independently organize the event after discussing their desires to find more friends to support them in living gospel standards.

The group chose the name One Light. One Light’s mission statement says, “Our mission is to organize and facilitate opportunities to bring together and uplift faithful saints.”

Isaiah Wegwitz, a sophomore studying mechanical engineering, said that one day he and his friends realized they didn’t know where to go to find other people who felt the same way they did about living the gospel.

“So, we were like, ‘Why don’t we make a place?'” Wegwitz said.

One Light plans to hold monthly devotionals with the first scheduled for Saturday at 6 p.m.

The event will run for about an hour and a half and will give participants time to get to know each other. Several BYU-I students and faculty will give short talks on the subject of building Zion, followed by small group discussions.

“It’s cool to be part of something bigger than just my normal sphere,” said Annalee Turner, a senior studying bio-med and One Light coordinator.

The students behind One Light are still searching for a location to hold the event. Visit One Light’s Instagram page for updates on the event and more information.