One of the Oldest Organizations for Women Celebrates 175 Years!
On March 17, 1842 when Sister Emma Smith, wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith, was called to be the President of the newly organized Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she said to the 18 women assembled that “we are involved in something extraordinary.” Truly, this organization has proven to be quite extraordinary. Relief Society sisters worldwide engage in good works to “provide support for the temporal and spiritual needs of all women in the Church, as well as others who are in need.”*
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