- spirit sons and daughters knew and worshipped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize their divine destiny as heirs of eternal life. The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.
What are our roles as women?
-Mothers, wives, teachers, leaders, and friend
-VIDEO “Daughters of God”
Who are some examples of great women fulfilling their eternal roles, in scripture and in your life?
Quote 1- “The scriptures give us names of several women who have blessed individuals and generations with their spiritual gifts. Eve, the mother of all living; Sarah; Rebekah; Rachel; Martha; Elisabeth; and Mary, the mother of our Savior, will always be honored and remembered. The scriptures also mention women whose names are unknown to us but who bless our lives through their examples and teachings, like the woman of Samaria whom Jesus met at the well of Sychar (see ), the ideal wife and mother described in , and the faithful woman who was made whole just by touching the Savior’s clothes (see ).
As we look at the history of this earth and at the history of the restored Church of , it becomes obvious that women hold a special place in our Father’s plan for the eternal happiness and well-being of His children”. –Elder Uchtdorf
What can you do to learn these roles?
Quote 2-Sometimes young women have special challenges when the family isn’t complete. Last summer in Alaska, I met a Young Women president whose mother had died when she was three. She had been raised by her father, joining the Church at age 14. I asked her how she had learned to do all the feminine things, like fixing her hair and setting a pretty table. She said: “I watched my Young Women leaders! When I saw one of them who knew how to cook, I thought, Now, every time I clean my house, I think of my Laurel adviser.” So even if your own families are less than perfect, you can think about and plan for your own future family.-Sis Thomas
-Share and experience of women you have emulated.
Quote 3-“As each one of you practices being a homemaker, you are doing exactly what the Lord wants you to do. In every young woman’s heart is a deep yearning to someday be a wife and a mother. These feelings were nurtured in your soul long before you came to this earth. President Hinckley has said, “Women, for the most part, see their greatest fulfillment, their greatest happiness in home and family” –Sis. Thomas
-Bare your testimony of the joy you have in your roles as a woman.
-Video “Message from Sis. Dalton
-Bare your testimony of the influence the young women have and how important it is to prepare now for their future roles.
For my handout I got "Reisen" candies and typed up a quote. Here's the link.