On Saturday Sept. 15, thousands of women tuned in to watch the General Women’s Session of the 185th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Representatives from the Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society general presidencies and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles covered topics such as divine nature, personal virtue and the work of salvation.
The speakers advised, encouraged and warned women throughout the conference of the perilous times we are faced with now and will continue to face in the future.
Sister Linda S. Reeves, Second Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency, cautioned women of the disasters that will arise as the world gets worse and encouraged them to be strong, stay faithful and fight through.
“Sisters, Satan has raised a Korihor-like banner with much success,” Reeves said.
Leaders emphasized the divine worth of the members, encouraging them to take up the cause in the work of salvation.
“We all have a divine future, and it will only happen if we don’t simply exist,” said Rosemary M. Wixom, General Primary President.
Brandi Sherman, a senior studying elementary education, said the main theme of the General Women’s Conference, for her, was enduring to the end and not giving up in hard times.
“No matter what happens in life, you can make a difference,” Sherman said.
She said one message clear message was that no matter how hard things get, we have each other.
“A lot of it, for me, was that faith and hope will open your eyes to the blessings you have right now,” said Carley Lish, a junior studying social work. “Instead of being happy when you get a job or when you graduate, you can be happy right now.”