Mothers of the Stripling Warriors

“The sons of Helaman did not doubt. They fought bravely and came off conquerors because they believed the words of their mothers. We understand the power of the faith of a loving mother. Mothers provide that great support to their sons today.”
Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor, First Presidency
That He May Become Strong Also,” October 2016 General Conference

“Yours is the grand tradition of Eve, the mother of all the human family, the one who understood that she and Adam had to fall in order that ‘men [and women] might be’ and that there would be joy. Yours is the grand tradition of Sarah and Rebekah and Rachel, without whom there could not have been those magnificent patriarchal promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob which bless us all. Yours is the grand tradition of Lois and Eunice and the mothers of the 2,000 stripling warriors. Yours is the grand tradition of Mary, chosen and foreordained from before this world was, to conceive, carry, and bear the Son of God Himself.”

Jeffrey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Because She Is a Mother,” April 1997 General Conference


“Remember well the Book of Mormon account of Helaman’s two thousand stripling warriors and how the teachings of their mothers gave them strength and faith. These marvelous mothers taught them to put on the whole armor of God, to place their trust in the Lord, and to doubt not.”

Ezra Taft Benson, President of the Church
To the ‘Youth of the Noble Birthright’,” April 1986 General Conference



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