Part of our plans for the future of MMB include giving you a Visiting Teaching Message each month along with a super awesome handout. We promise next month to do much better and get you the message, the handouts, and even some Family Home Evening ideas at the first of the month. We are also working on getting a plethora of Primary and YW handouts to download each month as well.
When my husband started his first job after Law School, the partners at his firm were very worried about me moving into a new community—so far from home—and not having any friends. They wanted to make sure I knew people. They wanted to introduce me to the other partners wives and make sure I had a “group” to keep me busy.
A happy wife is a happy employee, right?
My husband assured them that I was indeed just fine, and that I had, in fact, just had a group of women over to our home for a luncheon.
They were baffled. How? How did she make friends so quickly?
He responded simply: “The Relief Society. “
They were really curious as to what it was that made me so “well adjusted” and able to assimilate myself into a community so flawlessly.
And, it’s true. Relief Society is a network of women who support, uplift and sustain each other, in good times and bad. As sisters, we accomplish our work in Relief Society as we focus on it’s purposes:
To increase faith and personal righteousness
Strengthen families and homes,
Seek out and help those in need.
“Whether we are married or single, old or young, we have a duty to defend and practice the truths found in “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.”
“. . . The only way we can accomplish this is by seeking, receiving, and acting on personal revelation. The real power in this great worldwide sisterhood lies within each woman. Though we may see ourselves as weak and simple, we all share a noble heritage and can develop a faith that is equal to that of remarkable, faithful women who have gone before us. We have a vital role to play in helping build the kingdom of God and preparing for the Lord’s coming. In fact, the Lord cannot accomplish His work without the help of His daughters.”- Julie B. Beck General Relief Society President, Ensign, Nov. 2008, 108–11