President Uchtdorf, General Young Women Presidency Speak on Courage and Finding Happiness

Young women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were reminded of Joshua, the prophet following Moses in the Old Testament. The girls, ages 12 to 18, gathered in the Conference Center and in meetinghouses around the world during the annual meeting Saturday, 27 March 2010.

Remarks from the three members of the Church’s Young Women general presidency focused on this year’s theme found in Joshua 1:9: “Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest.”

Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women general president, asked the young women to have the courage to stand out. She reminded them of the story of King Louis XVI of France’s son, who was tempted with every kind of moral sin so he could be dethroned. He steadfastly refused to ever give in because he knew who he was and who he was born to be.

“Like the king’s son, each of you has inherited a royal birthright. Each of you has a divine heritage,” Sister Dalton said.

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