Stand as a Witness of God

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“You quietly stand as witnesses of God, mourn with those that mourn, and comfort those who stand in need of comfort without realizing that you are keeping  your covenants—the covenants you made in the waters of baptism and in the  temple. When you love, watch over, and serve others in small and simple ways,  you are actively participating in the work of salvation, God’s work ‘to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.’ ”

Carole M. Stephens, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
We Have Great Reason to Rejoice,” October 2013 General Conference

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“In a morally desensitizing world, young women need women and men to ‘stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places.’ Never before has this been more important than now. Young women need mothers and mentors who exemplify virtuous womanhood. Mothers, your relationship with your daughter is of paramount importance, and so is your example. How you love and honor her father, his priesthood, and his divine role will be reflected and perhaps amplified in your daughter’s attitudes and behavior.”

Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President
We Are Daughters of Our Heavenly Father,” April 2013 General Conference

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“And I said, ‘Mosiah 18:9: ‘Stand as [a witness] of God at all times and in all things, and in all places.’ ‘ In an extremely challenging world, that is what I see young women and women of this Church doing. They are an influence for good. They are virtuous and exemplary, intelligent and industrious. They are making a difference because they are different. They are acting well their part.”

Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President
We Are Daughters of Our Heavenly Father,” April 2013 General Conference

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“Stand firm. Be steadfast. ‘Stand for truth and righteousness.’ Stand as a witness. Be a standard to the world. Stand in holy places.”

Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President
Be Not Moved!” April 2013 General Conference

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“As you stand as a witness, obey the commandments, and press forward with a steadfastness in Christ,’ you will never be alone.”

Elaine S. Dalton, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
At All Times, in All Things, and in All Places,” April 2008 General Conference

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“Your position in time and place is no accident. Your ‘exceeding faith and good works’ (Alma 13:3) then has laid the foundation for what you may accomplish now if you are faithful and obedient. You are God’s precious daughters, and you have a great work to do. In order to accomplish your divine mission and live the plan of happiness, you too must be steadfast and immovable ‘at all times and in all things, and in all places’ (Mosiah 18:9).”

Elaine S. Dalton, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
At All Times, in All Things, and in All Places,” April 2008 General Conference

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“King Benjamin’s people made a covenant to obey God’s commandments, as has each of us. As you keep that covenant, you will stand as a witness among your peers.”

Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President
Stand As a Witness,” April 2008 General Conference

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“…As they [my children] stood as witnesses, they felt the companionship and sustaining presence of the Holy Ghost. They also were armed with blessings that come from obedience to God’s commandments. He has promised us: ‘Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.’ ”

Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President
Stand As a Witness,” April 2008 General Conference

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“As you stand as a witness in your home, you will strengthen your family. Too often we think the phrase of the Young Women theme ‘to strengthen home and family’ applies only to the future responsibilities of young women as wives and mothers, but it also applies to their responsibilities as daughters and sisters in their homes here and now.”

Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President
Stand As a Witness,” April 2008 General Conference

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“You young women too can stand as a witness of God by nurturing a spirit of faith, love, peace, and testimony in your homes now, preparing you to do the same when you establish your own future homes. I am the product of a righteous young woman who stood ‘steadfast and immovable, always abounding in good works.’ ”

Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President
Stand As a Witness,” April 2008 General Conference

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“What does it mean to stand as a witness of God? It means we will not bow down or give in or be persuaded to do anything contrary to God’s will. It means we will risk speaking up when our knees are shaking. It means we will listen and follow the still, small voice of the Holy Ghost.”

Sharon G. Larsen, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Standing with God,” April 2000 General Conference

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“Standing as a witness means you know with certainty that you want to do what is right and let the consequence follow. To stand means you remain firm and immovable, even when (or especially when) you are the smallest or the youngest or the last one standing. You may be the means for holding up others. You have to be strong!”

Sharon G. Larsen, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Standing with God,” April 2000 General Conference

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“You don’t have the power to make rainbows or waterfalls, sunsets or roses, but you do have the power to bless people by your words and smiles and your sincere interest in them. Think of it—you carry within you the power to make the world better for someone each day! That is standing as a witness of God.”

Sharon G. Larsen, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Standing with God,” April 2000 General Conference

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“When we are confident of our Father in Heaven’s infinite love, we can reach out to others.

“We can be a witness for God when we know Him, when we trust Him, and when we feel secure in His loving care. There are no new or easy ways we earn a relationship. It is the old ways, the tried-and-true-always-works ways: scripture study, prayer, and living those things you learn through your study and prayers.”

Sharon G. Larsen, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Standing with God,” April 2000 General Conference

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“Standing as a witness in all things means all things—big things, little things, in all conversations, in jokes, in games played and books read and music listened to, in causes supported, in service rendered, in clothes worn, in friends made…Standing as a witness in all things means being kind in all things, being the first to say hello, being the first to smile, being the first to make the stranger feel a part of things, being helpful, thinking of others’ feelings, being inclusive.”

Margaret D. Nadauld, Young Women General President
Stand as a Witness,” April 2000 General Conference

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“Sooner or later, either privately or publicly, we will all be tested. We must be prepared to defend our values, our standards, our commitments, and our covenants to stand as a witness of God at all times, in all things, and in all places.”

Ardeth G. Kapp, Young Women General President,
‘Crickets’ Can Be Destroyed Through Spirituality,” October 1990 General Conference

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