This Organization Was Formed …

    “This Organization Was Formed … ,” Ensign, June 1992, 61

    This Organization Was Formed …

    When I was young, the growing up don’ts and whys

    would squint my eyes with questions. Mama would

    hug me and reply, “It’s according to our natures.”

    According to her nature, she took me to the happy-

    time hide-under quilts, and all the sisters smiling

    in their stitchings. And when a sister took down sick

    Mama was very quick to take warm loaves of love

    from “Relief Society.” I was very unsuspecting

    that Mama was selecting me to help serve

    a meal and share our love and care in homes

    both bright and drab. I always thought Mama

    just went to gab, until I got closer to her twenty-nine

    and it became my time to be in others’ homes to

    visit teach. No one had to preach, for I knew

    it was “according to our natures.”

    Photo by Jed Clark