“Young Women,” Ensign, March 2016, 15
I promise you young women that as you make the effort to get to know the sisters in your ward, they will bless your life and you will be a blessing to them. Jump in with both feet and let it be known that you are ready to be an active member of one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the world. You are an essential part of the work of salvation in the latter days, and as a covenant-keeping daughter of your Heavenly Father, you are ready to do your part in building the kingdom of God on the earth. Prepare yourself to experience something wonderful.
As you look around the Relief Society room full of sisters of all ages, ask the question, “What can I learn from these remarkable women?” As you open your mind and your heart, you will be surprised at the friendships you will form with sisters who are older than you but who have much to share in the way of experience and wisdom.
Your attitudes about being an active member of Relief Society can have a big influence on how the young women in your classes feel about it. You can share personal experiences that show how you have been blessed or how the lives of others have been blessed through participation in Relief Society. You should encourage and assist the 18-year-old Laurels to make the progression joyfully into Relief Society.