Women’s Session Of Conference Focuses On Strength, Faith
SALT LAKE CITY — Messages of gratitude for the strength, faith, and ability of women, young and old, to carry on during difficult times were shared during the Women’s Session of General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The First Presidency and women leaders gathered in the Conference Center Theatre Saturday evening to address members of the Church virtually.
The leaders spoke of hope for now and the future.
“The women of this Church have unlimited potential to change society. I have full spiritual confidence that, as we seek union of feeling, we will call down the power of God to make our efforts more whole,” said Sister Sharon Eubank, first counselor of the Relief Society General Presidency.
“Do not become discouraged,” said Sister Rebecca M. Craven, second counselor in the Young Women General Presidency. “Change is a life-long process. I am grateful that in our struggles to change, the Lord is patient with us.”
“I testify that Jesus Christ is our loving Savior, Redeemer, The Master Healer and faithful friend,” said Sister Cristina B. Franco, second counselor in the Primary General Presidency.
A video showed women, young women and girls throughout the world, meeting the challenges during a pandemic with faith.
The First Presidency talked of the importance women are in the times ahead.
“You sisters — your daughters, your granddaughters, and the women you have nurtured — will be at the heart of creating that society of people who will join in glorious association with the Savior,” said President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency.
“Not to despair, but to be of good cheer,” said President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency. “The Lord has special love and concern for his precious daughters. ”
“Sisters, you have all been absolutely heroic! I marvel at your strength and your faith. You have shown that in difficult circumstances, you bravely carry on,” said Church President Russell M. Nelson.
President Oaks also said the current political climate is the most severe in recent memory.
KSL spoke with the Makin family after the meeting to get their reactions. Jen, the mother, was joined by her daughters Brianna, Brooke, and Bailee.
“We’re here in the last days because we’re strong and Heavenly Father knows we’ll be strong examples of Christ and we cannot be broken. Nothing will break us, right girls?” said Jen.
“Yes!” exclaimed her daughters.
General Conference continues Sunday with the final two sessions.
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