Relief Society

“When young women begin attending Relief Society, what they need most is a friend to sit next to, an arm around their shoulders, and an opportunity to teach and serve.” (Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President, “Sisterhood: Oh, How We Need Each Other,” General Conference, April 2014)

“Relief Society prepares women for the blessings of eternal life by awakening us spiritually to increase in faith and personal righteousness. Let us begin with ourselves. Let us begin where we are. Let us begin today. When we are spiritually awake, we will be better able to strengthen families and homes and help others.” (Carole M. Stephens, Relief Society General Presidency, “Wide Awake to Our Duties,” General Conference, October 2012)

“Relief Society is a way of life for Latter-day Saint women, and its influence extends far beyond a Sunday class or a social gathering. It follows the pattern of female disciples who served with the Lord Jesus Christ and His Apostles in His ancient Church.” (Julie B. Beck, former Relief Society General President, “The Vision of Prophets regarding Relief Society: Faith, Family, Relief,” General Conference, April 2012)

“The first Relief Society president was set apart to expound the scriptures, and Relief Society still carries an essential teaching responsibility in the Lord’s Church.” (Julie B. Beck, former Relief Society General President, “The Vision of Prophets regarding Relief Society: Faith, Family, Relief,” General Conference, April 2012)

“As sisters become more aligned with the purposes of Relief Society, the vision of the prophets will be fulfilled.” (Julie B. Beck, former Relief Society General President, “The Vision of Prophets regarding Relief Society: Faith, Family, Relief,” General Conference, April 2012)

“Leaders who seek revelation can ensure that every meeting, lesson, class, activity, and effort of the Relief Society fulfills the purposes for which it was organized. The sociality, friendship, and unity we desire will be the sweet results of serving together with the Lord in His work.” (Julie B. Beck, former Relief Society General President, “The Vision of Prophets regarding Relief Society: Faith, Family, Relief,” General Conference, April 2012)

“The organization of Relief Society was an essential part of preparing the Saints for the privileges, blessings, and gifts found only in the temple.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “What I Hope My Granddaughters (and Grandsons) Will Understand about Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2011)

“In every ward and branch, there is a Relief Society with sisters who can seek and receive revelation and counsel with priesthood leaders to strengthen each other and work on solutions that are applicable in their own homes and communities.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “What I Hope My Granddaughters (and Grandsons) Will Understand about Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2011)

“I hope my granddaughters will understand that through Relief Society, their discipleship is extended and they can become engaged with others in the kind of impressive and heroic work the Savior has done.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “What I Hope My Granddaughters (and Grandsons) Will Understand about Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2011)

“As our times become ever more difficult, the faithful sisters of Relief Society will unite to protect the homes of Zion from the shrill voices of the world and the predatory and provocative influence of the adversary.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “What I Hope My Granddaughters (and Grandsons) Will Understand about Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2011)

“Relief Society has always been at the heart of welfare.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “The Essence of Discipleship,” General Conference, April 2011)

“The purpose of Relief Society is to prepare daughters of God for the blessings of eternal life as they increase in faith and personal righteousness, strengthen families and homes, and seek out and help others who are in need.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “‘Daughters in My Kingdom’: The History and Work of Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2010)

“Relief Society clarifies our work and unifies us as daughters of God in defense of His plan. In this day of mistaken identities, confusion, and distraction, Relief Society is meant to be a compass and guide to teach the truth to faithful women.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “‘Daughters in My Kingdom’: The History and Work of Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2010)

“The sisters of the Church should know and learn from the history of Relief Society. Understanding the history of Relief Society strengthens the foundational identity and worth of faithful women.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “‘Daughters in My Kingdom’: The History and Work of Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2010)

“Studying and applying the history of Relief Society gives definition and expression to who we are as disciples and followers of our Savior, Jesus Christ.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “‘Daughters in My Kingdom’: The History and Work of Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2010)

“Through Relief Society meetings, the ministry of visiting teachers, and their combined service, daughters of God are taught, watched over, and inspired in their responsibility in the Lord’s work and kingdom.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “‘Daughters in My Kingdom’: The History and Work of Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2010)

“The history of Relief Society teaches us to take care of the essential things which will save and sanctify us and the things which are necessary to make us personally self-reliant and useful in the Lord’s kingdom.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “‘Daughters in My Kingdom’: The History and Work of Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2010)

“Relief Society, when it operates in an inspired way, can replace fear, doubt, and selfishness with faith, hope, and charity.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “‘Daughters in My Kingdom’: The History and Work of Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2010)

“When Relief Society functions in an inspired way, it lifts women up and out of a troubled world and into a way of living that prepares them for the blessings of eternal life.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “And upon the Handmaids in Those Days Will I Pour Out My Spirit,” General Conference, April 2010)

“This society has at its very core the responsibility to help sisters increase faith and personal righteousness, strengthen families and homes, and seek out and help others who are in need.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “And upon the Handmaids in Those Days Will I Pour Out My Spirit,” General Conference, April 2010)

“The purpose of Relief Society as established by the Lord is to prepare women for the blessings of eternal life by helping them: (1) Increase their faith and personal righteousness. (2) Strengthen their families and homes. (3) Serve the Lord and His children.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “Relief Society: A Sacred Work,” General Conference, October 2009)

“We show respect for the Lord and the sisters when we use Relief Society time in an inspired way.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “Relief Society: A Sacred Work,” General Conference, October 2009)

“As each sister does her part to ensure that the purposes of Relief Society are fulfilled, angels will be our associates and we will be participants in amazing miracles.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “Relief Society: A Sacred Work,” General Conference, October 2009)

“Your attendance at Relief Society Sunday meetings will bless you, but your participation in the work of Relief Society will bless the whole Church.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “Every Woman Needs Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2009)

“The purpose of Relief Society, as established by the Lord, is to organize, teach, and inspire His daughters to prepare them for the blessings of eternal life.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “Fulfilling the Purpose of Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2008)

“Our aim is to support the women of the Church in their individual responsibilities by ensuring that every meeting, every lesson, and every activity we undertake helps them increase in faith and personal righteousness, strengthen their families and their homes, and serve the Lord and His children.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “Fulfilling the Purpose of Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2008)

“The real power in this great worldwide sisterhood lies within each woman.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “Fulfilling the Purpose of Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2008)

“Relief Society is evidence of God’s love for His daughters.” (Barbara Thompson, Relief Society General Presidency, “Now Let Us Rejoice,” General Conference, October 2008)

“Relief Society is not just a class on Sunday. It isn’t just a place we go if we are not teaching in the Primary or Young Women organizations. It is the Lord’s organization for women.” (Barbara Thompson, Relief Society General Presidency, “Now Let Us Rejoice,” General Conference, October 2008)

“Through Relief Society we practice being disciples of Christ. We learn what He would have us learn, we do what He would have us do, and we become what He would have us become.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “What Latter-day Saint Women Do Best: Stand Strong and Immovable,” General Conference, October 2007)

“We are a Relief Society, and we should be the best women in the world at providing relief.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “What Latter-day Saint Women Do Best: Stand Strong and Immovable,” General Conference, October 2007)

“All that we do in Relief Society should reflect the love of our Savior and the love of our Heavenly Father.” (Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President, “Eternally Encircled in His Love,” General Conference, October 2006)

“Relief Society does not bless only the women; it blesses each one of us.” (Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President, “How Has Relief Society Blessed Your Life?,” General Conference, October 2004)

“Because Relief Society is divinely designed, it blesses not only women but the family and the Church.” (Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President, “How Has Relief Society Blessed Your Life?,” General Conference, October 2004)

“Relief Society—the Good Shepherd’s fold for women.” (Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President, “Belonging Is Our Sacred Birthright,” General Conference, October 2004)

“Connections forged among covenant women in Relief Society can indeed enlighten, enliven, and enrich the journey of life because we can help each other learn how to put the Lord first in our hearts and in our lives.” (Anne C. Pingree, “Walking towards the Light of His Love,” Relief Society General Presidency, General Conference, October 2004)

“One of the supernal blessings of Relief Society is our connection to women who also bear testimony of our Lord.” (Anne C. Pingree, “Walking towards the Light of His Love,” Relief Society General Presidency, General Conference, October 2004)

“Sisters, we’re not a social club, though deep friendships form from our sisterhood. We are not, as I heard a young woman say, “the old women who meet on Sunday.” We have power when we use it: power given to us through God to accomplish His purposes.” (Kathleen H. Hughes, Relief Society General Presidency, “In Covenant with Him,” General Conference, October 2003)

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