In September 1979, President Spencer W. Kimball was hospitalized so he asked his wife to read his talk in a general women’s meeting. Sister Camilla Kimball testified on his behalf that major growth in the Church would come to the Church in the last days and that much of that growth would be because of the good women of the world, women who would reflect righteousness in their lives.
And in October 2015 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson, then President of the Quorum of the Apostles said the women President Kimball foresaw were the women of today.
A new Church video combines the messages of President Kimball’s talk and President Nelson’s talk in a powerful way that is sure to touch the women in your life. Watch the video below or find the excerpts from their talks included in the video thereafter.
Sister Kimball (on President Kimball’s behalf):
“Much of the major growth that is coming to the Church in the last days will come because many of the good women of the world (in whom there is often such an inner sense of spirituality) will be drawn to the Church in large numbers. This will happen to the degree that the women of the Church reflect righteousness and articulateness in their lives and to the degree that the women of the Church are seen as distinct and different—in happy ways—from the women of the world.”
“My dear sisters, you who are our vital associates during this winding-up scene, the day that President Kimball foresaw is today. You are the women he foresaw! Your virtue, light, love, knowledge, courage, character, faith, and righteous lives will draw good women of the world, along with their families, to the Church in unprecedented numbers! . . .
“We . . . need your strength, your conversion, your conviction, your ability to lead, your wisdom, and your voices. The kingdom of God is not and cannot be complete without women who make sacred covenants and then keep them, women who can speak with the power and authority of God! . . .
“Whatever your calling, whatever your circumstances, we need your impressions, your insights, and your inspiration. We need you to speak up and speak out in ward and stake councils. We need each married sister to speak as ‘a contributing and full partner’ as you unite with your husband in governing your family. Married or single, you sisters possess distinctive capabilities and special intuition you have received as gifts from God. We brethren cannot duplicate your unique influence.
“We know that the culminating act of all creation was the creation of woman! We need your strength! . . .
“I thank you, my dear sisters, and bless you to rise to your full stature, to fulfill the measure of your creation, as we walk arm in arm in this sacred work. Together we will help prepare the world for the Second Coming of the Lord. Of this I testify, as your brother, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.”
Watch the full video on YouTube.