Sunday, February 9, 2014

Uniting Sisters Worldwide

Maybe you heard the recent announcement about changes to the annual General Relief Society Meeting/Young Women Meeting. Check out the November 2013 article, First Presidency Announces New General Women’s Meeting. The article states that "The general women’s meeting will be held the Saturday before each general conference and will be conducted by the general presidencies of the Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary organizations. All women, young women, and girls age eight years old and older will be invited to attend."

How exciting for the opportunity to have women of all ages in the same room, learning together about what it means to be a Daughter of God!

In the past week, there have been even more changes in the auxiliary programs of the Church (Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society) in order to reach more sisters worldwide and unify efforts to serve the women, young women, children, and families of the Church. As a way to represent Young Women and leaders internationally, the newly called Young Women general board includes members outside of Utah and outside of the United States. 

Additionally, auxiliary training "will now be delivered to sisters worldwide through an integrated, global, web-based training effort that will be provided in key languages." The auxiliary training used to take place in Salt Lake in conjunction with the April General Conference. The new worldwide training will be held at the beginning of June, so as to allow the general auxiliary leaders the opportunity to be inspired by recent General Conference messages as they prepare for the training. 

Check out the Church News article to learn more about the growth and changes that will affect all of us and our families! Auxiliary Changes Designed to Unify Sisters Worldwide

Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary general president; Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president; and Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president, talk about changes that will help their organizations reach out to a growing international Church membership.

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