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50 female international area organization advisers meet for the first time, social posts you may have missed during conference

by | Apr. 08, 2021

Editor’s note: “This week from the pulpit” highlights recent messages by General Authorities and General Officers of the Church.

General conference weekend is always full of inspiring messages. But did you know that after general conference many Church leaders share social media posts about their talks? And some of their posts this week have also shared conference stories you may not have heard.

For example, on the Wednesday before general conference, March 31, 2021, all 50 women leaders who have recently been called as international area organization advisers met with the female General Officers of the Church. This was the first meeting for the new international area organization advisers.

Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon wrote on Facebook, “It was truly a historic day! Sitting in my chair, watching each cherished face appear on screen as we gathered for a worldwide meeting—from Japan to Johannesburg, from Spain to Sao Paulo, and me right here in the United States—I couldn’t help but think back to the very first Relief Society meeting held by Emma Smith, Eliza R. Snow, and their small group of faithful sisters. Look how far we’ve come!”

After their release during the Saturday afternoon session, the outgoing Primary General Presidency, President Joy D. Jones, Sister Lisa L. Harkness, and Sister Cristina B. Franco, shared posts reflecting on their years of service.

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Sister Michelle D. Craig also shared what her meeting with President Dallin H. Oaks was like when he called her to the Young Women General Presidency three years ago and she reflected on the two questions he asked her.

Below are other posts from Church leaders during general conference weekend.

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President Russell M. Nelson

President Dallin H. Oaks

President Henry B. Eyring

President M. Russell Ballard

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Elder David A. Bednar

Elder Quentin L. Cook

Elder D. Todd Christofferson

Elder Neil L. Andersen

Elder Ronald A. Rasband

Elder Gary E. Stevenson

Elder Dale G. Renlund

Elder Gerrit W. Gong

Elder Ulisses Soares

Brother Ahmad Corbitt

Sister Reyna I. Aburto

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President Jean B. Bingham

Sister Sharon Eubank

Sister Becky Craven

Lead image: Facebook screenshot


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Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams joined the LDS Living team with a passion to find the stories that matter most. Previous stops in her career include BYU-Pathway Worldwide, the Special Projects Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Utah Valley Magazine. When she's not searching for stories to write, the Colorado Springs native is most likely on a hiking trail. Follow her on Twitter with the handle @lindsey5brooke.

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