Latter-day Saint Life

Church Leaders to Mormon Women: God Is Within You, So Reach Out to Others


MR says: What a good reminder to find the divinity within ourselves and to use that light and strength to help illuminate the lives of others who may be experiencing dark times.

Every Mormon woman is imbued with a divine nature and a purpose, which should lead her back into the presence of God.

That was the message from speakers Saturday night at the General Women's meeting, the first session of the 185th Semiannual LDS General Conference, which continues next weekend.

"We have come to help build his kingdom on this Earth and to prepare for the Second Coming of his son, Jesus Christ," said Rosemary M. Wixom, general president of the Primary for children under age 12 in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

"With every breath we take, we strive to follow him. The divine nature within each one of us is refined and magnified by the effort we make to draw nearer to our Father [in Heaven] and his son."

Mormon females 8 years old and up filled the cavernous Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City for the meeting, while millions more watched via satellite at their local LDS chapels or on computer screens at home.

Image from Salt Lake Tribune.

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