Generations of Mormon women document historic meeting through pictures online

Published: Tuesday, April 1 2014 10:16 a.m. MDT

Many daughters, mothers and grandmothers documented who they attended the General Women's Meeting with on social media, highlighting the range of generations attending together and those attending for the first time.

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Women from around the world were invited to attend a General Women's Meeting of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and participate in the newly combined gathering Saturday night.

Women, young women and girls ages 8 and older came together to listen to messages shared by church leaders. While annual gatherings have previously been held for young women and the Relief Society separately, the new semi-annual gathering includes women from all areas of the church.

Speakers included presidents of the women's auxiliary organizations and President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency.

"As women of all ages, we walk in his light," Sister Rosemary M. Wixom said during her address Saturday. "Our journey on the path is personal and well lit with the Savior’s love."

Many daughters, mothers and grandmothers documented their attendance on social media, highlighting the range of generations attending together and those attending for the first time.

Three generations of awesome ladies at last night's general women's meeting. #lateupload #womensmeeting #lds #mormon

We are so excited to be able to attend the historic #LDS General #WomensMeeting together as #threegenerations of covenant daughters of God! We love the gospel and feel it a privilege to hear from our inspired leaders and the Lord's living Prophet! <3 #MormonWomenStand #family

Three generations (grandmas from both sides) attending the historic first #womensmeeting

First women's session of #LDS general conference together! #ldsconf #daughtersofGod

Sharing sisterhood with my daughter! #womensconference #annaisacutie #imamormon

My beautiful mom @matayler and I after the #lds #womensmeeting . I love her so much. #100daysofhappy #day3

1st Women's Conference with my girls!:)) #ldswomen #teamtaase

With our girls! #womensmeeting

#WomensMeeting #MotherDaughters #LDS #Latinas #SUD ColumbiaMDStake #Broadcast

My sweet Celia and I attended the worldwide General Women's Meeting of our church. Cried. Laughed. Loved it! #iamamormon

So great to be here with my beautiful daughter. Can't really describe the spirit in a room with 22,000 women singing together "come little child and together we'll learn...". Tried really hard no to ugly cry. What a great night.

General Women Conference with my girls!! Conferncia Geral das Mulheres com as minhas filhas!! #ldsfaith #generalwomenconference #conferenciageral #amomuito


(Caption to previous photo) Con mi #mama #mom #lds #mormon #conference #801 #womensmeeting

with my girls at the General Women's Meeting. #yay #gonnaseetheprophet @rachel_sperry2000 @meg_sperry

I had such a fun time taking two of my girls to Women's broadcast tonight! #womensmeeting #loveallmydaughters #solucky

The end of a historic #womensmeeting with my girls. #grateful #ldsconf #lds #franklymydear #queenscarlett #afamilyliveshere

Feeling so blessed and full of gratitude. This evening she and I attended the #LDS #WomensMeeting. While I listened I watched her take notes, jotting down things that touched her heart. Things like, "We love God and Jesus Christ." "Walk as one," "We are covenant daughters of God," "I am a disciple of God," and " He sees you, He is right by you." Feeling #inspiredby her.

My girlies. Will always remember this day! #lds #womensmeeting #togetherwearestrong

She's not quite eight, but I wanted her to be able to say she attended this historic first #womensmeeting. #itsgoodtobeagirl

Felt SO happy taking my big girls to tonight's Relief Society Broadcast. #reliefsociety #lds #womensmeeting

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