Monday, February 1, 2010

Every Woman Needs Relief Society

We are beginning to inch up on April, so before we run out of weeks, I thought we'd better go back to the Relief Society Session. Sister Silvia H. Allred has such an interesting perspective. She is from El Salvador, and was very young when her parents joined the Church. She has seen the Church grow in her native land, and has had much experience where the Church is strong. She served a full time mission in the Central American Mission (back when it was only one mission :] ), stake and ward Relief Society and Young Women President, and on the Young Women General Board. She and her husband have been public relations missionaries in Madrid, Spain, Mission Presidents in Paraguay Asuncion mission, and were most recently serving with her husband as her presided over the MTC in the Dominican Republic. She has had a lot of training, a lot of experience, and many opportunities through her service to see the Relief Society work all over the world! She was called to the General Relief Society Presidency in 2007.

Her talk, Every Woman Needs Relief Society, reminded me of some important truths about Relief Society:
  1. My involvement in Relief Society helps me show the women of the world and the women of my acquaintance a different way to find power in womanhood. So much of what the world teaches says that a woman can't have influence on the world unless she gets out there in it! She has to push, and prod, and leave her femininity at the door. Relief Society allows us to develop our divine nature and CHANGE THE WORLD!
  2. Service in Relief Society, even (and maybe even especially) little things make a difference in the lives of others. The women who make a difference in my life haven't just done amazing, life altering things for me--they set examples and love me for who I am. That changes my heart and gives me room to grow. I need them. I need their service. I need to return the favor.
  3. My favorite quote from this talk is, "Every righteous woman has a significant role to play in God's plan and in the building up of His kingdom. Relief Society needs you, and you need Relief Society." A significant role to play. Everything we do has consequences. Some little part of your duty, your talents, your love will make a difference to someone. That one person matters! Remember, if you labor all your days and only bring one soul to God, how great will be your joy! Even one matters. You matter. The one only you can touch matters. Each of us is needed.


  1. I love relief Society!!! We are all sisters together.

  2. I Loved going to relief society and it is something I miss since I'm now in primary! It's a fantastic organizition to bring sisters together.


Enlighten us!