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Relief Society, the Lord's Organization for Women

Relief Society, the Lord's Organization for Women

“If you live up to your privileges, the angels cannot be restrained from being your associates” - Joseph Smith

Sisters share how they feel about Relief Society:

Sisters share how they feel about Relief Society:
Janet Wayua : “I am a Relief Society member, a single mother, not an easy thing. It was like a dream when I found that in Relief Society we are taught how to nurture children in a Godly way. It changed my attitude. My anger decreased. I stopped being bitter. Now I can plan for myself and my family and am grateful for the teachings. I can stand in front of people and give a speech. I am grateful to my Heavenly Father for giving me the chance to be called a sister in Zion. As we are going to celebrate when Relief Society was formed, I encourage all sisters to be the best missionaries ever to call souls unto Christ.”
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Janet Wayua

“As soon as we, the sisters of this church, commit fully to this work, it will explode in an unprecedented way because of our unique, nurturing influence, and because of the spirit that attends righteous women” – Sheri Dew

Anne Beck : “Relief Society has made a difference in my life by teaching me through the actions of my sisters the meaning of receiving love. A caring sister, knowing I would be in hospital over Christmas due to a quickly scheduled operation to remove a benign brain tumour, organised a book covered with seasonal wrapping and filled it with loving well wishes from ward members. I still treasure it. When my father passed away, a special Relief Society president immediately asked if they could assist with refreshments for after his memorial service. What a burden that took off my shoulders. It has also taught me as a Relief Society president that we have to respond to urgent needs no matter what time of day or night, as I had to when notified that a couple who had recently moved into our ward were without a mattress or bed to sleep on. I had to phone one of the brethren to deliver his spare one to them. Yes, Relief Society has taught me what the real role of a woman is in this world and to avoid the trends that seek to change it. I love being a part of this sisterhood!”
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Anne Beck

“This great circle of sisters will be a protection for each of you and for your families. The Relief Society might be likened to a refuge – the place of safety and protection – the sanctuary of ancient times. You will be safe within it. It encircles each sister like a protecting wall” – Boyd K Packer

Hermé Spear : “Relief Society has meant different things at different times of my life. When I joined the LDS Church I was a young divorcee with a small child. I was made to feel very welcome. I quickly integrated and felt at home. Over the years I have enjoyed the sharing of talents, experience, knowledge and fellowship. I am grateful for the many opportunities for service that Relief Society has afforded me, which has made me a more compassionate and empathetic person. I admit that I've never been good at accepting help from others, so one particular instance stands out in my mind. From time to time I have to spend time on bed rest. The Branch President was aware of my plight and offered help during one such occasion, which I turned down as usual. The next morning there was a knock on the door and in trooped about 5 Relief Society sisters. Despite my protestations, they tidied the house and washed the dishes. Charity never fails, and charity should be accepted as freely as it is offered. Lifelong friendships have resulted from my association with sisters in Relief Society. All of them will endure forever. The beauty of such friendships is that they span the generations. Age is not a factor as it might be in the outside world where peers are more likely to form friendships.”
Hermé Spear

“We must cherish one another, watch over one another, comfort one another, and give instruction that we may all sit down in heaven together”- Lucy Mack Smith