"Charity is born of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and is an effect of his Atonement working in the hearts of members," said President Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "There are many benevolent groups of women who do great good. There are many who have overpowering feelings of sympathy for the unfortunate, the sick and the needy. But [the Relief Society] is unique and has been from its start."
President Eyring offered closing remarks at the LDS Church's General Relief Society Meeting, held in the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City and broadcast to LDS meetinghouses across the globe.
Also addressing the worldwide congregation of women were Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president, and her counselors, Silvia H. Allred and Barbara Thompson.
Each of the four leaders spoke on different aspects of the history and administration of Relief Society, the LDS Church's organization for women which was founded in 1842.
They encouraged Mormon women to take advantage of the blessings that Relief Society affords them. They also announced changes to the name of Relief Society meetings; now "home, family and personal enrichment meetings" will be simply called "Relief Society meetings."