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Highlights from Relief Society General Presidency’s last 5 years of service

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President Jean B. Bingham, center, Sister Sharon Eubank, left, and Sister Reyna I. Aburto, right, when they were called as the Relief Society General Presidency on April 1, 2017, in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.
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On April 1, 2017, President Jean B. Bingham, Sister Sharon Eubank, and Sister Reyna I. Aburto were called as the Relief Society General Presidency. According to Church News, there were 7,107,193 women in the Relief Society residing in 188 countries at the time. As of March 2021, that number had grown to 7.5 million women in 220 countries. The Relief Society also recently celebrated its 180th anniversary. In honor of the occasion, the presidency issued an invitation for women to serve in their communities.

During the Saturday afternoon session of April 2022 general conference, the release of the Relief Society General Presidency was announced. Their release will be effective August 1, 2022. In the past five years of their service, the presidency has ministered to Latter-day Saints around the world, organized relief efforts during the pandemic that produced more than 5.7 million masks, and shared wise counsel in countless addresses. Here’s a look at some of the highlights from their remarkable service.

Ministry

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President Bingham visits with a Latter-day Saint family in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire on Friday, March 8, 2019.
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Sister Aburto visits with Latter-day Saints during a trip to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Congo, and The Democratic Republic of the Congo in August 2017.
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Sister Aburto hugs a Latter-day Saint living in temporary housing after a volcano eruption in Guatemala in 2018.
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President Bingham visits with women in Sierra Leone during a visit to observe the implementation of the Gospel Literacy program in June 2019.
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Sister Aburto in Chinle, Arizona on November 9, 2018. The children are dressed in regalia to dance for Sister Aburto, who traveled to the American Southwest to visit with members of the Church on a Navajo reservation.
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President Bingham visits with a member in Cambodia as part of a virtual tour in September 2021.
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Sister Reyna Aburto, center, sits for a photo with members of the Church in Lima, Peru, after a leadership meeting during a visit to the South America Northwest Area of the Church in November 2019.
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President Bingham and Sister Eubank visit the Kurdistan region of Iraq. They met with government leaders and visited Camp Sharya.
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President Bingham and Sister Eubank visited Cairo, Egypt, in October 2021.
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Sister Aburto poses with sister missionaries in Belfast, United Kingdom, during a service project in March 2022.
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Sister Eubank packages pasta dinners for a service project during the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019.
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Messages

From what seems like nearly the moment they were called, the Relief Society General Presidency began speaking in front of large audiences. Only 12 days after her presidency began, President Bingham gave an address at the United Nations, and one month after, the presidency spoke at BYU Women’s Conference. See some of the places where they’ve spoken throughout their service and read their remarks below.

BYU Women’s Conference

General Conference

Devotionals

Forums and Other Addresses


Videos

During their years of service, the presidency has shared their thoughts and testimonies many times via video. View some of their messages below.


Podcasts

The voices of the Relief Society General Presidency have also often been heard over podcasts. Listen to their thoughts in the players below.

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