In an era of rapidly vanishing values, it is increasingly difficult to find righteous examples for the young women of today. Integrity, virtue, and good works seem to have lost their meaning within society, and our youth are pressured to follow a path leading far from truth and all that is righteous. For this reason, author-artist CaMary Wynne chose eight women from the past to represent the Young Women’s sacred values of Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice and Accountability, Good Works, Integrity, and Virtue. Through Sister Wynne’s colorful allegorical paintings, Eliza R. Snow, Mary, Joan of Arc, Sacajawea, Eve, Florence Nightingale, Esther, and Ruth come forward in time with a message for the young women of today.
The stories of these women, with their examples, their paintings, and their values, have been used by stake and ward Young Women leaders from coast to coast in the United States and Canada, as well as other parts of the world, for the past 20 years. They have literally gone around the world as they have been shared within the Young Women Program as supplemental material. Thank you letters with testimonials as to the difference these Women of Value have made in the lives of women and their leaders have been a continuing force behind this work. Every woman needs a role model, someone to follow, something to cling to when the pressures of life threaten. During their lifetime, these Women of Value made positive changes in the lives of others, and their examples continue to do so today as women living now liken themselves to these courageous, unselfish women.
For more information—www.gwyderstudios.com or call Lee or CaMary Wynne at 970-243-8284.