Dear Ward Young Women Presidency Member,
Thank you for accepting the call to serve in Young Women. We know that Heavenly Father loves His daughters and He loves you! He will bless you as you draw nearer to Him and help the young women you serve do the same.
This is a glorious time to serve the young women of the Church. President Russell M. Nelson has called on our youth to be active participants in the work of salvation and exaltation. Your calling is not a list of things to do for young women, it is an opportunity to guide and nurture young women as they become covenant women of God.
Their time in the Young Women program is a time for them to gain confidence in their ability to:
- Seek and act upon personal revelation.
- Strive to become like our Savior Jesus Christ; learn of Him and cherish the gift of repentance made possible through His infinite Atonement.
- Minister to one another with Christlike love.
- Stand as witnesses of God “at all times and in all things, and in all places” (Mosiah 18:9) as they actively engage in gathering Israel and accomplishing the work of salvation and exaltation.
You will recognize these principles from the inspired Young Women Theme we repeat each time we gather.
Your calling is unique; you have the important task of mentoring class presidencies who are called to lead their classes. These capable young women have been called by revelation and set apart to serve with God’s power. They will gain experience as they have the opportunity to lead. We invite you to study and refer to the General Handbook often as you seek direction and revelation as mentors and shepherds to these young leaders.
This is the Lord’s work and He will assist you. Heavenly Father will help you to see His precious daughters as He sees them. He will direct you and magnify your efforts as you devote your time and love to the work. We pray that you will feel the joy of working with young women and the peace of serving the Lord to the best of your ability.
Bonnie H. Cordon
Michelle D. Craig
Rebecca L. Craven
The Young Women General Presidency
Protecting Children and Youth Training
As part of the Church's ongoing effort to ensure the safety of all children and youth, all adults who work with children or youth are to complete the Protecting Children and Youth training course within 30 days of being sustained and every three years thereafter.
If you have not taken this training in the last three years, please take the time to complete it as soon as possible. It will take about 30 minutes.
Learn more at ProtectingChildren.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
Recent Messages Related to Your Calling
Anytime there's an important notice or letter related to your calling, you can find it in the Official Communication Library.
“Whatever our Church calling, we can pray to our Heavenly Father and receive guidance and direction, be warned about dangers and distractions, and be enabled to accomplish things we simply could not do on our own.”
President Russell M. Nelson — "Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives"