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It is valuable because it teaches us the principles, purposes, and patterns we are to follow, it helps us know who we are and what we are to do, and it unites us in strengthening the homes of Zion and building the kingdom of God on the earth. (Beck 2010, 125)
The women of the Church in 1847 to 1930 embodied in every sense "strengthening the homes of Zion and building the kingdom of God on the earth" (Beck 2010, 125).
To these early sisters, participation in a community beyond the literal walls of their homes was a responsibility in building Zion and God's Kingdom.
As President Beck made clear, we can look to our history-the history of our foremothers-and follow their faithful example as we mold our lives after the principles and patterns they exemplified.
As previously discussed, President Julie B. Beck explained that our history "…is valuable because it teaches us the principles…and patterns we are to follow" (Beck 2010, 125).
General Relief Society President Julie B. Beck illustrated the role of women's labor in the Church during her talk given at the 2011 Women's Conference.
This statement was addressing all women of the LDS faith:
President Beck presents several realities and challenges LDS women around the globe today face.
First, if women do not labor, they and their families do not survive.
For example, Anwara is an impoverished mother from Bangladesh: "[her] life [is] a never-ending succession of long and hard day…'I cannot stop working,' she
explains, 'because I would not then be able to feed my children.
(Beck 2011, 4) How then, can we, as the early Saints did, discover what God's will is for us?
This partnership between Relief Society sisters and Priesthood brothers is described by General Relief Society President Julie B. Beck: "the history of Relief Society elevates and validates the standing of women and demonstrates how they work in companionship with faithful priesthood leaders" (Beck 2010, 114).
President Julie B. Beck asserted:
There is a worldwide hunger among good women to know their identity, value, and importance.
Studying and applying the history of Relief Society
gives definition and expression to who we are as disciples and followers of our Savior, Jesus Christ…The history of Relief Society
teaches us that our Heavenly Father knows His
daughters…Understanding the history of Relief Society
strengthens the foundational identity and worth of faithful women. (Beck 2010, 114)
Everywhere in the world adult women in the Lord's Church
can be given serious and important responsibilities. (Beck 2010, 115; my italics)
, Julie B. Brigham Young University Women's Conference.
April 29, 2011.
, Julie B.
Daughters in my kingdom.
In fact, Julie B. Beck, ...
In fact, Julie B. Beck, President of the Relief Society said,
On the other hand, Beck
identifies the doctrine to be aligning ourselves with God's will and becoming who He
wants us to be.
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Currently, the presidency consists of ...
Currently, the presidency consists of Julie B. Beck, Silvia Allred and Barbara Thompson.
Julie B. Beck, president of the Relief Society, lived in Brazil when she was four and learned to speak Portuguese.
She graduated from Dixie College and Brigham Young University in Utah.
is a mother of three children and grandmother of eight.
Cultures may be different and language barriers exist, but according to Beck
, Mormon women can contribute whenever they are to the betterment of their communities.
"What a woman does to provide relief in Africa is going to be a little different than what she
does in Bountiful, Utah; what she
does in Bangalore is going to be a little bit different than what she
does in Buenos Aires," Beck
says that regardless of the roles, each woman has in common the opportunity to be a part of an organization that teaches how to build faith in Jesus Christ, encourages study and self-improvement, emphasizes the divine worth of women, exercises charity and service, strengthens families and creates a system of support and friendship.
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(D&C 33:16)" Julie B. Beck, General Relief Society President, My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures, Ensign, May 2004)