YSA 16th Ward Relief Society
- October 16 Tithing Settlements
- October 16 Leader and Clerk Resources Training 5pm
- October 23 Multi-Stake Conference Broadcast 10am
- October 29 Stake Conference Broadcast 5-6 pm
- October 30 Leadership Meeting 8am
- October 30 Stake Conference @ Tabernacle/Broadcast 10am
- October 31 Happy Halloween
Visiting Teaching Message
“In the words of [the Primary song], ‘The Family Is of God,’ … we are reminded of pure doctrine,” said Carole M. Stephens, First Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency. “We learn not only that the family is of God but also that we are each part of God’s family. …
“… The Father’s plan for His children is a plan of love. It is a plan to unite His children—His family—with Him.”
Elder L. Tom Perry (1922–2015) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said: “We also believe that strong traditional families are not only the basic units of a stable society, a stable economy, and a stable culture of values—but that they are also the basic units of eternity and of the kingdom and government of God.
“We believe that the organization and government of heaven will be built around families and extended families."
“Everyone, no matter what their marital circumstance or number of children, can be defenders of the Lord’s plan described in the family proclamation,” said Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President. “If it is the Lord’s plan, it should also be our plan!”
Doctrine of the Family
Sister Julie B. Beck, former Relief Society General President, taught that the theology of the family is based on the Creation, the Fall, and the Atonement of Jesus Christ:
“The Creation of the earth provided a place where families could live. God created a man and a woman who were the two essential halves of a family. It was part of Heavenly Father’s plan that Adam and Eve be sealed and form an eternal family.
“… The Fall made it possible for them to have sons and daughters.
“[Christ’s] Atonement allows for the family to be sealed together eternally. It allows for families to have eternal growth and perfection. The plan of happiness, also called the plan of salvation, was a plan created for families. …
“… This was Christ’s doctrine. … Without the family, there is no plan; there is no reason for mortal life.”
- Cynthia Hammond 10/02
- Alexandra Herbertson 10/10
- Jordan Robertson 10/10
- Maysen Smith 10/10
- Demetria Torowus 10/13
- Alexa Martin 10/15
- Shaylee Hughes 10/16
- Lydia Ingram 10/19
- Tailor Dunigan 10/21
- Mealii Enos 10/23
- Kimberly Lamping 10/23