Building on a firm foundation for Latter-day Saint young women

Recalling the firm foundation built by generations of strong Church auxiliary leaders, President Thomas S. Monson lauded the efforts of two former Young Women general presidents Nov. 19.

The Lord prepared Sister Florence S. Jacobsen and Sister Ruth H. Funk — who both have fine "executive ability" — to serve in the Mutual Improvement Association, said President Monson.

"The Church moves on and programs change, but the basic responsibility of helping youth to choose the right when the choice is placed before them is as cardinal a rule today as it has ever been," said President Monson.

He spoke at a luncheon held in the Relief Society Building for former general Young Women leaders and their boards to honor Sister Jacobsen and Sister Funk.

Sister Elaine S. Dalton and her counselors, Sister Mary N. Cook and Sister Ann M. Dibb, also spoke at the luncheon.

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