“Young women, you are engaged in a great work! And you are not alone! As you guard your virtue and purity, you will be given strength. As you keep the covenants you have made, the Holy Ghost will guide and guard you. You will be surrounded by heavenly hosts of angels. ”

Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President
Guardians of Virtue,” April 2011 General Conference


“There are countless ways to be instruments in God’s hands. For example, be the kind of visiting teacher you’ve always wanted; ask a young single adult about what she likes to do rather than why she’s not married; share instead of accumulate; carefully choose your dress, speech, and choice of entertainment; smile at your husband or child who knows they’ve caused frustration and heartache; put your arm around a young woman; teach in nursery with a happy heart; show by your attitude that you are finding joy in the journey. The Prophet Joseph said of such efforts, ‘If you live up to your privilege[s], the angels cannot be restrained from being your associates.’ ”

Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President
Sweet Moments,” October 2005 General Conference


“Everywhere there are young women who are in the middle of their own stories, facing dangers and hardships. As with Peter there will be ‘angels round about you, to bear you up’ (D&C 84:88). They will sustain us as we carry our earthly burdens. Often in our lives, those angels are the people around us, the people who love us, those who allow themselves to be instruments in the Lord’s hands.”

Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President
All Things Shall Work Together for Your Good,” April 2004 General Conference


“Whatever your mother tongue, learn to teach and speak in the language of heartfelt prayers and joyful testimony so that angels, earthly and heavenly, can encircle and minister to us. We need gospel mentors who speak the language of praise and friendship. We need to give regular spiritual report cards that affirm our goodness in each other’s eyes. It is a blessing to allow children to run as far as they can under their own power, to build strength for their own testimonies, and we should smile upon them and wrap them in the blanket of our affection throughout the great journey in the universal language of love.”

Gayle M. Clegg, Second Counselor, Primary General Presidency
The Language of Love,” April 2002 General Conference


“We all can be edified by a speech Eliza R. Snow gave as part of the original organization of the Relief Society. She said: ‘God is looking down upon you, the angels are recording your secret acts. … Let us pray daily, and try to become more refined and visionary and bring up our children to be polite and refined, that they may be useful monuments to society.’ And then she continued: ‘Endeavor to make home happy, keep your children from various company; and while you study to dress them neatly, do not neglect to adorn them much with those principles which will tend to elevate and ennoble them, and prepare them for future usefulness in the kingdom of our God.’ ”
Mary Ellen Smoot, Relief Society General President
Come, Let Us Walk in the Light of the Lord,” October 1998 General Conference


“The Lord loves you for your strength and your courage. He is always there for you. You are not alone. He has promised us that when we are trying to live righteously and are serving Him, ‘I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.’

Janette Hales Beckham, Young Women General President
Modern Pioneers,” April 1997 General Conference


“…Our physical presence and attention is vital to the children in our families, church, and communities. We can know their needs and minister to them when we spend time with them. We can behold our children in their eternal perspective and see that they all know of the Savior and learn the significant truths of his gospel. We can help them witness marvelous spiritual events. They can hear our earnest prayers in their behalf. We are their ministering angels on earth if we follow the Lord’s example.”

Michaelene P. Grassli, Primary General President
Behold Your Little Ones,” October 1992 General Conference



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