“We need women with executive ability who can plan and direct and administer; We need women who are organized and women who can organize.” -Elder Russel M. Nelson, A Plea to My Sisters (noun: plea; 1. a request made in an urgent and emotional manner)
Gather with friends, form a playgroup, organize a book club, join a civic organization. Pray and ask God to know where your voice can be strengthened to help you “speak out” and further the cause of building up the Kingdom of God on the earth. We LDS sisters should be leading the charge in the world to organize and lead, “plan and direct and administer”. Pray to discover where the holes and needs are in your neighborhood and community and with God’s divine assistance, go improve them!
Or come and join the groups that I have gathered… Come and partake with other women and couples, organizing and sharing ideas to strengthen families.
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The following excerpt is an excellent reminder of why we need to organize as like-minded believers.
“As disciples of Jesus Christ we have a responsibility to work together with like-minded believers, to raise our voices for what is right. While members should never claim or even imply that they are speaking for the Church, we are all invited, in our capacity as citizens, to share our personal witness with conviction and love—“every man [and woman] according to his [or her own] mind.”
Said the Prophet Joseph Smith:
“I am bold to declare before Heaven that I am just as ready to die in defending the rights of a Presbyterian, a Baptist, or a good man of any other denomination [as for a Mormon]; for the same principle which would trample upon the rights of the Latter-day Saints would trample upon the rights of the Roman Catholics, or of any other denomination who may be unpopular and too weak to defend themselves.
“It is a love of liberty which inspires my soul—civil and religious liberty to the whole of the human race.”
Brothers and sisters, we are responsible to safeguard these sacred freedoms and rights for ourselves and our posterity. What can you and I do?
First, we can become informed. Be aware of issues in your community that could have an impact on religious liberty.
Second, in your individual capacity, join with others who share our commitment to religious freedom. Work side by side to protect religious freedom.
Third, live your life to be a good example of what you believe—in word and deed. How we live our religion is far more important than what we may say about our religion.
Our Savior’s Second Coming is drawing nearer. Let us not delay in this great cause. Remember Captain Moroni, who hoisted the title of liberty inscribed with the words “In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children.” Let us remember the people’s response: exercising their agency, they “came running together” with a covenant to act.
My beloved brothers and sisters, don’t walk! Run! Run to receive the blessings of agency by following the Holy Ghost and exercising the freedoms God has given us to do His will.” -Elder Robert D. Hales