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“We believe that this Church is more than just a good place to go on Sundays and learn how to be a good person. It is more than just a lovely Christian social club where we can associate with people of good moral standing. It is not just a great set of ideas that parents can teach their children at home so they will be responsible, nice people. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is infinitely more than all of these things.”

Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President
Do I Believe?” April 2016 General Conference

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“With the help of the Holy Ghost, we can create an emotionally healing place for the discriminated against, the rejected, and the stranger. In these tender yet powerful ways, we build the kingdom of God.”

Neill F. Marriott, Second Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency
What Shall We Do?”April 2016 General Conference

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“One of the great blessings of having a calling in the Church is that the Lord, through His Spirit, will inspire us to help those we are called to serve.”

Sydney S. Reynolds, First Counselor, Primary General Presidency
He Knows Us; He Loves Us,” October 2003 General Conference

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“The divinely inspired programs of the Church and those called to minister to our children can help us. My husband and I are grateful for bishops, priesthood and auxiliary leaders, and home and visiting teachers who helped strengthen our family.”

Coleen K. Menlove, Primary General President
A Voice of Gladness for Our Children,” October 2002 General Conference

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“This divine pattern for men and women that strengthens marriages and families also fortifies the Church. For the Church cannot achieve the full measure of its creation unless both faithful men who bear the priesthood and righteous women who rejoice in serving under the direction of the priesthood work together.”

Sheri L. Dew, Second Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
It Is Not Good For Man or Woman to Be Alone,” October 2001 General Conference

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“Emily did not yet have a testimony of the gospel and was contemplating whether to remain active in the Church or try to find happiness elsewhere. As she searched for answers, she began to notice that the people and families around her who were the happiest were the ones who were active in the Church. After that discovery, she determined that even if she didn’t yet have a complete testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel, she wanted to be part of something that helped people to be so happy. The word gospel means ‘good news,’ and, as Emily discovered, the good news is that the gospel can make us very happy.”

Coleen K. Menlove, Primary General President
Living Happily Ever After,” April 2000 General Conference

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“Within the gospel are the answers the world needs to solve the problems that are all around us. Through the gospel of Jesus Christ, we have the knowledge and the means to establish homes of strength, peace, love, and faith. We need not do it alone. The programs of the Church can help us. We also need the help our Father in Heaven is eager to give us.”

Virginia U. Jensen, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Home, Family, and Personal Enrichment,” October 1999 General Conference

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“Church classes provide a place where we can repeatedly experience the very things that brought us into the waters of baptism, where we learn doctrine and receive the ratifying witness of its truth, where we come to understand how doctrine is applied in the reality of our daily lives and accept the challenge to change our behavior accordingly.”

Virginia H. Pearce, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
The Ordinary Classroom—a Powerful Place for Steady and Continued Growth,” October 1996 General Conference

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“The fundamental curriculum for all classes in the Church is the scriptures —they contain the unchanging doctrines of the kingdom of God.”

Virginia H. Pearce, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
The Ordinary Classroom—a Powerful Place for Steady and Continued Growth,” October 1996 General Conference

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“Wards are not designed to replace the family unit, but to support the family and its righteous teachings. A ward is another place where there is enough commitment and energy to form a sort of ‘safety net’ family for each of us when our families cannot or do not provide all of the teaching and growing experiences we need to return to Heavenly Father.”

Virginia H. Pearce, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Ward and Branch Families: Part of Heavenly Father’s Plan for Us,” October 1993 General Conference

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“In a ward, as in a family, every person is different and valuable.”

Virginia H. Pearce, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Ward and Branch Families: Part of Heavenly Father’s Plan for Us,” October 1993 General Conference

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“But, Sister Pearce, you may be saying, you have such an idealistic picture of a ward—that’s not like my ward! You mean, your ward has real people in it—ones who are sometimes selfish or self-righteous, unskilled or undependable? I’m so glad! How could it be a real laboratory for practicing gospel principles like patience, long-suffering, charity, and forgiveness if there were no people or situations that would require the use of these principles? The miracle of it all is that we are real people put into an ingenious structure, designed by God, to help us become like him.”

Virginia H. Pearce, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Ward and Branch Families: Part of Heavenly Father’s Plan for Us,” October 1993 General Conference

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“[E]very adult member of the Church, may I suggest that you learn the names of the young people in your ward or branch and call them by name. Encourage them in their work efforts. Recognize them for the good things they do. They need our support, and we need theirs. Probably the hardest thing about growing up is that you have to keep doing it. But we are not alone.”

Janette C. Hales, Young Women General President
You Are Not Alone,” April 1992 General Conference

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“I love the sisters of the Church, and I think I would like to relate a little from that wonderful priesthood section of the eighty-fourth section of the Doctrine and Covenants. It also says the body has need of every member, that all may be edified together and that the system may be perfect. In a way similar to the words of Paul, the members of the Lord’s Church today have been asked to have the same care one for another that they have for themselves.”

Barbara W. Winder, Relief Society General President
I Love the Sisters of the Church,” April 1984 General Conference

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