Chieko N. Okazaki

Chieko Nishimura Okazaki (1926–2011) served as First Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency from 1990 to 1997. She was the first person of color to serve in a General Organization presidency. Okazaki was born and raised in Hawaii as a Buddhist, the daughter of Hawaii-born parents of Japanese descent. At the age of fifteen she was baptized into the Church. Professionally, she was an elementary school teacher and principal.

June 25, 2023 06:00 AM MDT
Our diversity is one of our greatest strengths and one of the sources of our unity as Latter-day Saints.
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December 06, 2021 06:15 PM MST
"Either I would build a bridge between the two cultures, finding a way to accept both parts of myself, or else I would remain forever lost between the two worlds."
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December 16, 2019 09:40 AM MST
I remember a program on PBS a few years ago in which Carl Sagan was explaining how the universe came into being. The idea that impressed me the most was his description of how the Big Bang blew billions of tons of particulate matter to all corners of the universe—dust, if you want to call it that.
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