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Published: Thursday, March 13 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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David Mohr
Victoria/BC/Canada, 00

How sad that the world does not see the importance of the works of the ladies of the Church. It doesn't take having the priesthood for these ladies to make a great impact on the world and on the Church. I applaud the marvellous work the Sisters do.

justmesal
MOUNTAIN VIEW, WY

I would like to make a small correction about women and the right to vote. Wyoming was the first territory (1869) and Utah was the second territory (1870). Wyoming was also the first state (1890). But Utah was not the 2nd state, Women in Colorado were given the full right to vote in 1893. Utah and Idaho did not give women the right to vote until 1896. The way the article reads implies Utah was the first STATE, with Wyoming 2nd, but in actuality Utah was 3rd.
But I do love the fact that the Relief Society has been such an important part of the Church since, organization in 1842. It has been an important part of my life since I was 18 and left home to go to college. Before that I learned from my mother how vital an organization it is. I am thankful for the Relief Society and happy to be a part of such a great organization.

Aunt Sue
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Mormon women did have the right to vote in the western Mormon colonies. The Federal Government refused to allow Utah to become a state if the women had the right to vote.

AreaReader
Suburbs, AZ

Just a bit of trivia for justmesal: Although women in Wyoming had the right to vote first, because of the election timing, women in Utah Territory actually voted first.

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

So many LDS women are totally amazing!! What wonderful women we can look to as we men attempt to live Christ-like lives. I am truly in awe of all the good that these women do and other women as well.

antodav
TAMPA, FL

In my experience I haven’t heard much about the Relief Society doing much of these sorts of things today, but I really wish it would. The Relief Society is a remarkable organization with enormous potential, which is barely being tapped by the sisters of the Church today—when such service and accomplishment is most desperately needed.

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

@antodav
I could write volumes of the quiet, anonymous service given by thousands upon thousands of these sisters as they minister to those in need.. How do I know this? My wife was President for a few years and is now councilor for a few years more in a different ward. She and so many others are consumed by the desire to serve and to minister in secret to those in need. So many sisters throughout the Church every day are ministering quietly under the radar unselfishly. Truly they are instruments in the hand of the Lord. He answers the prayers of the needy through the sisters of the Relief Society when prompted by the Holy Spirit. It is not accurate to state that the potential of the Relief Society is barely being tapped. All over the world their service is being felt where it is desperately needed. They hardly ever make headlines...but that is how it should be.

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