Speaking Sept. 26 during the General Relief Society Meeting, Sister Beck called Relief Society a faith-based work.
"We know that the purpose of Relief Society as established by the Lord is to prepare women for the blessings of eternal life by helping them increase their faith and personal righteousness, strengthen their families and homes, serve the Lord and His children," said Sister Beck, general Relief Society president.
Women in the Church, she continued, need to know what sets them apart from every other women's group or organization. "Everything we do in Relief Society matters because Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, visited Joseph Smith and, through him, the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth."
Relief Society, Sister Beck explained, was part of that restoration.