WHAT IS THE RELIEF SOCIETY??
Relief Society is the largest women's organization in the WORLD. All women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are members of the Relief Society. It is an auxiliary to the priesthood in the church. A young woman normally advances into Relief Society on her 18th birthday or after school graduation. The Prophet Joseph Smith organized the Relief Society on March 17, 1842, and once said, "The Church was never perfectly organized until the women were thus organized."
Relief Society Motto:
"Charity Never Faileth"
(1 Corinthians 13:8)
Relief Society Purposes:
Increase faith and personal righteousness
Strengthen families and homes
Seek out and help those in need
I am grateful to be a member of this great organization. I have been blessed throughout my life as I have learned from other women, younger and older. I have been strengthened as I have been taught about charity, faith, and repentance. My home has been strengthened as I have learned how to be a better mother and wife. My home has been enriched as I have learned new homemaking skills, crafts (even if I never finished them!), and tools that helped me grow and increase my desire for education. I have been strengthened to know that no matter where I go in this world I can find members of the Relief Society. This organization is a strength to me as a mother, daughter, and sister in the gospel.
|Some of the sisters on the program|
We celebrated the Relief Society's 173rd Birthday party on March 17th, 2015 on Ebeye at our church building. We had a lovely program with hymns, testimonies, and speakers from several sisters in the Kwajalein District. We closed out the program with talks from myself and President Seremai, the President of the Kwajalein District. Thanks, Mela Ninjine, for being my translator!
|showing my journal to the sisters|
After the program it was time to eat and party! We were served dinner, followed by skits, dances, birthday cake, and plenty of group photos! Many of us wore blue and yellow/gold as those colors represent the Relief Society.
|Visiting Teachers visiting with a sister|
|having a fun time!|
|Visiting Teachers taking care of a sister in need|
|beautiful singing by the sisters|
|Sister Schaffer and I, and the oldest sister had honors to cut the cakes|
|Sister Juda being herself!|