During his remarks, President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor in the First Presidency, gave specific counsel to young women on two subjects. First, he cautioned them—and adult women—to limit their use of and dependency on cell phones.
His second counsel? Be kind to others.
“Persistent unkindness is known by many names, such as bullying, ganging up on someone, or joining together to reject others,” President Oaks said. “These examples deliberately inflict pain on classmates or friends. My young sisters, it is not pleasing to the Lord if we are cruel or mean to others.”
President Oaks reiterated President Nelson’s challenge to young women to “stand out; be different from the world” as they join the Lord’s battalion to gather Israel.
“Our world needs your goodness and love,” President Oaks said. “Be kind to one another. Jesus taught us to love one another and to treat others as we want to be treated. As we strive to be kind, we draw closer to Him and His loving influence.”
President Nelson closed the session with this message to the women of the Church:
“I love you and thank you and now bless you with the ability to leave the world behind as you assist in this crucial and urgent work. Together we can do all that our Heavenly Father needs us to do to prepare the world for the Second coming of His beloved Son.”
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