Lessons from General Relief Society Meeting 9/29/12
Under the direction of the First Presidency, the Relief Society general presidency holds an annual meeting for all Relief Society women, 18 years and older. The meeting originates from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Relief Society general presidency (see picture above) taught about the power of Jesus Christ’s Atonement to relieve sorrows and change hearts, and how understanding the Atonement can help women cleave to their covenants and provide service to others.
Making, keeping, and rejoicing in covenants will be the evidence that the Atonement of Jesus Christ is truly written in the hearts of Latter-day Saint women, said Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president.
Speaking during the General Relief Society Meeting on September 29, she asked women to remember three principles:
1. All that is unfair about life can be made right through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
2. there is power in the Atonement to enable Church members to overcome the natural man or woman and become true disciples of Jesus Christ.
3. the Atonement is the greatest evidence Latter-day Saints have of the Father’s love for His children.
President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, spoke about the importance of giving and receiving service. He taught, “Caring for those in need takes a team, a loving and unified society. That is what the Lord is building among you. He loves you for any part you play.”
Watch the General Relief Society Meeting 2012 here: