When they were baptized, young women made a covenant that connects them to God and to each other. The invitation for all of us to minister and the specific assignment for Mia Maids and Laurels to be ministering sisters is an invitation for us to more fully live our covenants. Our young women are ready and willing to minister to one another. As leaders, we can help them learn how and help them recognize the blessings.
Learn to Minister
- Be aware of the people around you.
- See their potential and treat them as children of God.
- Become familiar with their talents, interests, and needs.
- Pray for direction on how to minister to the one.
- Reach out in kindness, and serve with Christlike love.
The Blessings of Ministering
- See ourselves and others as God sees us.
- Improve our ability to seek and respond to the promptings of the Holy Ghost.
- Learn greater compassion, understanding, and patience.
- Gain confidence in our ability to contribute and to connect with others.
- Build faithful friendships that strengthen us, especially in times of need.
- Increase the unity in our ward family.
- Learn to feel and share God’s love.
President Brigham Young taught, “The building up of the kingdom of God, the gathering of Israel, is to be done by little acts” (in Deseret News, June 26, 1856, 124 ). Young women can start now to minister more fully in their lives. As they do, they will come to know our Savior better and become even more like Him.