Millions of LDS women and girls from around the world will gather Saturday for the semi-annual general women's session of conference to receive counsel and inspiration from their leaders. The general young women's president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bonnie Oscarson, will conduct the meeting.
As part of her calling for the church, Sister Oscarson's responsibility is to lead and guide more than half a million young women between the ages of 12 and 18. She serves on general councils for the LDS Church and meets regularly with local church leaders and members throughout the world to help strengthen the young women of the church. She's held this calling since April 2013.
Dave McCann had the opportunity to sit down one on one to learn more about her and to hear what she has to say about what our youths want and need today.
Here is a transcript of that conversation:
Dave McCann: You are the head of half a million young girls and young women from around the world; so what have you learned about them?
Bonnie Oscarson: That they are amazing and valiant and outstanding. That they really have a desire to do what is right. I love the young women. I have five daughters of my own, so and I've spent a lot of time working in the Young Women's organization. I've always loved teenagers. I love working with the youth because they just overcome a lot of obstacles and they are outstanding.
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