Work

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“As sisters (and brothers) in Zion, will we commit to ‘all work together … to do whatsoever is gentle and human, to cheer and to bless in [the Savior’s] name’? Can we, with love and high hopes, look for and embrace the beauties in others, allowing and encouraging progress? Can we rejoice in the accomplishments of others while continuing to work toward our own improvement?”

 
Jean B. Bingham, First Counselor, Primary General Presidency
I Will Bring the Light of the Gospel into My Home,” October 2016 General Conference

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“Brothers and sisters, we need each other! As covenant-keeping women and men, we need to lift each other and help each other become the people the Lord would have us become. And we need to work together to lift the rising generation and help them reach their divine potential as heirs of eternal life.”

Linda K. Burton, Relief Society General President
We’ll Ascend Together,” April 2015 General Conference

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“We know from the scriptures that ‘it is not good that … man should be alone.’ That is why our Heavenly Father made ‘an help meet for him.’ The phrase help meet means ‘a helper suited to, worthy of, or corresponding to him.’ For example, our two hands are similar to each other but not exactly the same. In fact, they are exact opposites, but they complement each other and are suited to each other. Working together, they are stronger.”

Linda K. Burton, Relief Society General President
We’ll Ascend Together,” April 2015 General Conference

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“Because families are eternal, we cannot afford to be casual or complacent about those relationships…Families mean work, but they are our great work—and we are not afraid of work.”

Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President
What Latter-day Saint Women Do Best: Stand Strong and Immovable,” October 2007 General Conference

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“I have been where the Church is small and where it is large in numbers, where it is new and where it is well established, but the responsibility of each one of us is the same: we are part of the true, restored gospel of Jesus Christ. We have a work to do. We serve in simple ways, our testimonies grow, and we are part of this day of miracles.”

Julie B. Beck, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
A Work for Me to Do,” April 2005 General Conference

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“Virtue and power are found in everyday, ordinary work, in all the daily tasks of caring for our families, and in our regular service to others. Prominence does not equal priority, nor can the world’s paycheck equal that of our Heavenly Father’s, who knows the importance of a woman’s devotion to the salvation of souls.”

Virginia U. Jensen, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Ripples,” October 2000 General Conference

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“Our ability to hear spiritually is linked to our willingness to work at it. President Hinckley has often said that the only way he knows to get anything done is to get on his knees and plead for help and then get on his feet and go to work. That combination of faith and hard work is the consummate curriculum for learning the language of the Spirit.”

Sheri L. Dew, Second Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
We Are Not Alone,” October 1998 General Conference

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“Allow yourself to feel the satisfaction that comes of work completed or even partially completed.  Those who understand their own personal growth patiently continue to pray, do their daily work, and give time a chance.

“The vernacular for this is ‘Just hang in there!’ ”

Virginia H. Pearce, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Keep Walking, and Give Time a Chance,” April 1997 General Conference

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“Rachel Carson published her book Silent Spring in October of 1962, only twenty-seven years ago. It alerted the nation and the world to the hazards of toxic chemicals. She was criticized and denounced for what she wrote. But people read and began to realize the dangers that were being created around them. Nearly two million copies of that book were sold and read. A public awareness was created. Legislation was passed. Remarkable things have happened in the cleaning up of air and water. Some may feel the regulation has gone to the extreme, as it does in cases. But who can doubt that we and the generations who follow will be the better protected because of the efforts of this woman, trained in her field and bold in her declaration, whose book changed the attitude of millions upon millions in all parts of the globe?”
 
Gordon B. Hinckley, First Counselor, First Presidency
Rise to the Stature of the Divine within You,” October 1989 General Conference
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“It is important for children to see the balance that is necessary between work and play. They need to know that special events are more meaningful when daily routines are established and when assigned duties are completed.”

Barbara B. Smith, Relief Society General President
Her Children Arise Up, and Call Her Blessed,” April 1982 General Conference

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“Remember that a family established in love and secured by consecration is maintained through work and service. A home is strengthened by work when workers receive respect.”

Barbara B. Smith, Relief Society General President
A Safe Place for Marriages and Families,” October 1981 General Conference

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“Young family members can also learn to have regard for work through being given significant tasks for which they must assume responsibility. The home is a safe place for children to learn how to work because mistakes can be corrected before they become serious, and they can be forgiven. It is the fortunate child whose parent teaches him the value of doing a job well.”

Barbara B. Smith, Relief Society General President
A Safe Place for Marriages and Families,” October 1981 General Conference

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“Of all the ways Relief Society furthers the welfare cause, its best effort comes as it helps individual sisters anticipate and meet their own needs, for welfare problems are most effectively solved before they become problems. Therefore, when you, the individual member, put into daily practice the principles of welfare, you are personally reducing the woe of the world. When you add to your home storage, particularly with goods you have produced by your hands, in your garden, with your needle, or in your kitchen, you are addressing welfare needs in the most effective way. When preventive health care, good nutrition, and financial management are practiced by you, the individual sister, the welfare system is working. When you teach your children how to work—when you, as members, and your children become educated and engage in appropriate employment and careers—future problems are averted.”

Marian R. Boyer, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Relief Society in Welfare,” October 1981 General Conference

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“The work of women…takes on a deep and significant meaning. The daily business of homemaking becomes very important—in fact, the most important business in the world. A home is more than a house or a room to live in. For one person making a home for herself, or for the mother of a large family,the home should be a place of learning, a place where prayer can point the way to eternal life. That is how the world will be saved—by strengthening every child of God in every home.”

Marian R. Boyer, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Organize Yourselves,” October 1980 General Conference

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“When employment away from the home is secured for the right reasons, a woman should feel confident and serve happily.”
 
Barbara B. Smith, Relief Society General President
Women for the Latter Day,” October 1979 General Conference
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