Women are daughters of God with an integral role in Christ’s restored Church.
All people born into this world are children of God and, as such, have great worth. The words “I am a child of God,” found in a beloved Latter-day Saint children’s song, are true for all men, women, and children. Everyone is important, and all have opportunities to serve in Christlike ways.
The article “Women in the Church”, published in the Gospel Topics section of LDS.org, describes many ways women serve and participate, including “missionary work, convert retention, activation of less-active members, temple and family history work, teaching the gospel, and caring for the poor and needy.”
Women receive specific assignments in the Church to bless the lives of the men, women, and children they serve in many capacities, such as the following:
- Relief Society—the largest organization in the world for women over the age of 18
- Young Women—the Church’s organization for girls age 12 to 18
- Primary—the organization for children under 12 years of age
- Sunday School—the organization for teaching youth and adults truths and doctrines of the Church
Women who serve in presidencies attend council meetings and contribute in making decisions to help members of the Church on a general level as well as on local levels. They are considered integral to the ways the Church functions and are necessary to the structure of equal standing by which the Church abides.
Women follow the Savior’s example as they fulfill their divine responsibilities. As children of God, all of us can be disciples of Christ.
Source: Gospel Topics
—Katie Hollingsworth, Mormon Insights
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