181 Years, A Great Legacy
The Relief Society is one of the most beloved organizations in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Established in 1842, it has been a source of strength, comfort, and service to countless women and their families.
The Spirit of the Relief Society As the Prophet Joseph Smith said, "We are going to do something extraordinary… We expect extraordinary occasions and pressing calls." This quote perfectly sums up the spirit of the Relief Society. The sisters who serve in the Relief Society are some of the most remarkable women you will ever meet. They are dedicated to serving others, and they do so with a sense of purpose and joy that is truly inspiring.
A Sisterhood of Service
The Relief Society is not just an organization; it is a sisterhood. Women of all ages and backgrounds come together to support one another and strengthen each other's faith. It is a place where women can find friendship, love, and acceptance, regardless of their circumstances or challenges.
One of the most famous quotes about the Relief Society comes from the beloved General Relief Society President, Sister Eliza R. Snow. She said, "We are organized for the express purpose of relieving the wants and needs of the poor, the sick, and the distressed, and of promoting their happiness." This quote perfectly captures the essence of the Relief Society. It is an organization that exists to serve others, to lift them up and to promote their well-being.
The Doctrine and Covenants teaches us about the importance of serving others. In section 81:5, it says, "Wherefore, be faithful; stand in the office which I have appointed unto you; succor the weak, lift up the hands which hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees." This scripture is a reminder to all of us, but especially to the sisters who serve in the Relief Society, that we are called to lift and strengthen those who are in need.
In conclusion, the Relief Society is a remarkable organization that has touched the lives of countless women and families over the years. It is a sisterhood that exists to serve others, to promote happiness, and to strengthen faith. We honor and thank the sisters who serve in the Relief Society, and we are grateful for the extraordinary work they do. As Sister Eliza R. Snow said, "We are going to do something extraordinary." And with the help of the Relief Society, we know that we can accomplish great things.