Sister Silvia H. Allred: 'You need Relief Society'

Relief Society is vital to the welfare of every home and family in the Church, said Sister Silvia H. Allred.

"Every husband and father should encourage activity in Relief Society. Every woman should come and learn the opportunities Relief Society has to offer. Every righteous woman has a significant role to play in God's plan and the building up of His kingdom. Relief Society needs you, and you need Relief Society."

Speaking at the Church's General Relief Society Meeting, held Sept. 26 in the Conference Center, Sister Allred addressed the topic "Every Woman Needs Relief Society."

"The deepest desire of our presidency is to help each woman in the Church prepare to receive the blessings of the temple, to honor the covenants she makes and to be engaged in the cause of Zion," said Sister Allred, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency. "The Relief Society inspires and teaches women to help them increase their faith and personal righteousness, strengthen families and seek out and help those in need."

Sister Allred told the "good women of the world" who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ that their "example and influence for good is both extraordinary and remarkable."

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