At the first ever meeting of the Relief Society, Emma Smith said these historic words, "We are going to do something extraordinary."
Today marks the 175th anniversary of the organization of the Relief Society, and in those 175 years, women around the world have done extraordinary things as Relief Society sisters just as Emma Smith predicted.
To honor Relief Society sisters then and now, Relief Society General President Linda K. Burton posted on Facebook to celebrate being a member of the Relief Society and invited other sisters to do the same.
Today we celebrate the 175th anniversary of the organization of Relief Society. I love and cherish the opportunity to be a member of this organization! We are all beloved daughters of a loving Father in Heaven. We are dedicated disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ who are a part of a great worldwide sisterhood—over 7 million members in 185 different countries, including these beautiful sisters I met in Hyderabad, India, just a couple of weeks ago.
There are many things to celebrate about Relief Society! We celebrate the faithful sisters who have gone before us. We celebrate our purpose: helping sisters prepare for the blessings of eternal life! We celebrate sisters throughout the world who strive to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. We celebrate visiting teachers that faithfully love, watch over, and strengthen each other. We celebrate our part in the work of salvation. We celebrate our sisterhood.
What do you celebrate about being a member of Relief Society?