Individual Worth



“Through test and trial, even through fear and in the midst of despair, we have valiant hearts. We are resolved to do our part. We are here to serve a righteous cause. Sisters, in this cause we are valued. We are needed. The righteous cause we serve is the cause of Christ. It is the work of salvation.”

Carol F. McConkie, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Here to Serve a Righteous Cause,” October 2015 General Conference


“…we must love one another and see in one another the beauty of the soul. The Savior taught, ‘Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God.’ Whether we are age 8 or 108, each of us is ‘precious in [His] sight.’ He loves us. We are daughters of God. We are sisters in Zion. We have a divine nature, and we each have a glorious work to do.”

Carol F. McConkie, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Here to Serve a Righteous Cause,” October 2015 General Conference


“Looking out through a window, not just into a mirror, allows us to see ourselves as His. We naturally turn to Him in prayer, and we are eager to read His words and to do His will. We are able to take our validation vertically from Him, not horizontally from the world around us or from those on Facebook or Instagram.”

Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary General President
Discovering the Divinity Within,” October 2015 General Conference

“Do you know how important you are? Every one of you—right now—is valuable and essential in Heavenly Father’s plan of salvation. We have a work to do. We know the truth of the restored gospel. Are we ready to defend that truth? We need to live it; we need to share it. We must stand firm in our faith and lift our voices to proclaim true doctrine.”


“Every sister in the Church should know…that she is a beloved daughter of God. How does knowing our worth to Him change how we keep our covenants? How does knowing our worth to Him affect our desire to minister to others? How does knowing our worth to Him increase our desire to help those who need to understand the Atonement as we do—way down deep? When each of us has the doctrine of the Atonement written deep in our hearts, then we will begin to become the kind of people the Lord wants us to be when He comes again. He will recognize us as His true disciples.”

Linda K. Burton, Relief Society General President
Is Faith in the Atonement of Jesus Christ Written in Our Hearts?” October 2012 General Conference


“We study our history to learn who we are. There is a worldwide hunger among good women to know their identity, value, and importance. Studying and applying the history of Relief Society gives definition and expression to who we are as disciples and followers of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Our faithfulness and service are signs of our conversion and commitment to remember and follow Him.”

Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President
Daughters in My Kingdom: the History and Work of Relief Society,” October 2010 General Conference


“I am so grateful for the opportunity we have been given to choose between right and wrong, and I am also grateful for the opportunity to learn from our mistakes. The joy I now feel when I feel the love of Christ through my service to others and the knowledge of my worth has no comparison with my feelings of being popular in school. By now probably nobody in my junior high school remembers me, but I feel happy to know that Christ knows me and knows of my love for Him.”

Alejandra Hernandez, young woman
Draw Nearer to Christ,” April 1997 General Conference


“…The gospel teaches us that each individual is a precious and cherished child of Heavenly Parents. We are literally all spiritual sisters. Each Relief Society should be a gathering of sisters who cherish each other, not choosing some to keep and throwing some back. All of us are worth keeping.”

Chieko N. Okazaki, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
A Living Network,” October 1995 General Conference


“If I could have the desire of my heart for you, it would be that you feel valued for your own goodness. The starting point is knowing that you are a daughter of God.”

Elaine L. Jack, Relief Society General President
These Things Are Manifested unto Us Plainly,” October 1990 General Conference


“Each daughter of God is of infinite worth because of her divine mission.
“Important lessons about her divine mission may be learned from women of the scriptures. Mother Eve was a great example. She labored beside her husband as a partner. They both knew the plan of salvation. They both heeded commandments of obedience to God. Likewise, she prayed for divine guidance. She bore children. She taught the gospel to them.”
Russell M. Nelson, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Woman—Of Infinite Worth,” October 1989 General Conference


“The world would have you believe that you are of worth only if you have money, a certain physical appearance, stylish clothes, or social position. The gospel assures you that your value is not dependent on your looks or material possessions…Part of what it means to be a Latter-day Saint is to know within your soul your eternal worth, who you really are, and why you are here on earth.”

Elaine L. Jack, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Identity of a Young Woman,” October 1989 General Conference


“True personal worth comes from a secure relationship with Heavenly Father. Individual worth is intrinsic, it is internal; it is eternal. It is something that cannot be taken from us when the blossom of youth fades, when economic conditions leave us desolate, when sickness or handicaps befall us, or when prominence and visibility are obscured.”

Joanne B. Doxey, Second Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Strengthening the Family,” October 1987 General Conference



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