After President Emily Belle Freeman was called to be the Young Women General President, she spent a lot of time at night praying for the young women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Over the months, the same answer has come to her over and over—three things that she hopes every young woman can know.
“First, you are a beloved child of Heavenly Father. Second, Jesus Christ will be your greatest strength in your lifetime. And third, the Holy Ghost will never fail you and learn to listen to his words. If every young woman could leave the program knowing those three truths, then I just imagine the remarkable force for good she will be in the building up of the kingdom of God,” President Freeman said.
President Freeman—with her counselors, Sister Tamara Wood Runia and Sister Andrea Muñoz Spannaus—began her service as the Church’s Young Women general president on August 1. She has spent hours pondering her new role since being sustained during April 2023 general conference, she said.
By changing a question of, “What is my place in this Church?” to “What is my place in God’s plan?” young women can know by the Spirit how they are needed and that they are important, she said.
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