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Published: Saturday, March 29 2014 10:10 p.m. MDT

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KellyWSmith
Sparks, NV

I give thanks for the leadership of the LDS Church in giving wise counsel for my Mother, Wife and Daughters at this great meeting tonight. The Women of the church are wonderful examples of love, faith and hope in a darkened world that can never seem to get it right. No wonder so many are attracted to something that stands for principle and doesn't bend with every flavor of the day.

The Deuce
Livermore, CA

As a non-member, I was invited by a member of the LDS Church to watch this meeting tonight. It was hyped as historic in nature. While both myself and my family enjoyed the talks and the focus, I must say I was waiting for the historic portion of the program. I looked at this meeting as something that was "game-changing" for those of the LDS faith. I apologize if I missed something.

heidi ho
Fort Collins, CO

I loved this meeting. It was so beautiful to see so many mothers there with their daughters. Here in Fort Collins, our chapel was filled to overflowing and there was much love in the room, especially when we all sang "I am a child of God". I really think this meeting is an inspired move by our wonderful leaders. The young girls in the room, seemed to really love being there having a special time with their mothers.

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

It was a wonderful meeting and full of the spirit. It is so wonderful to have the opportunity to have something like this in the middle of all the evindl a cynicism that exists in the world today, It is truly a haven against the world.

Cinci Man
FT MITCHELL, KY

It was a marvelous meeting. The messages were inspired and inspiring. I loved the messages about covenants. Our youth everywhere are drawn to the temple. I know that is true. Sister Burton reminded us what disciples do. There are plenty of good things that we can do within our own stewardship that will serve God and others. It does not matter if you are the bishop. It does not matter if you hold the priesthood. It does not matter if you are president of an organization. It does not matter if you set on the Ward Council. What matters is that you lift where you stand. What matters is that you follow Jesus and try to be like him, humble, loving, serving, caring for others, and recognize that all blessings come from God. Thank you sisters of the church for all that you do. I know that the counsel given, if followed, will bring incredible joy and happiness those those who serve and to those who are served.

ipr
Spanish Fork, UT

I wish there was a dislike button for each person's comments.

Randy Bell
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

My wife and I viewed the Broadcast together. It was exceptional.

ulvegaard
Medical Lake, Washington

My 9 year old daughter got to attend with my wife and both of her grandmothers in our local stake center. As a father, I was thrilled that she could have this opportunity and I hope one day she'll look back and realize what a big deal this was.

I appreciate the comments of those who found such joy and inspiration in the meeting. I felt patience for the one dear lady who didn't have the background to fully comprehend the historical significance of the event, but am glad she enjoyed the remarks.

I was a bit frustrated by the final comment of wishing to have an option to convey disapproval for the heart felt comments contributed here. I have learned to not make disparaging remarks to or about people who found beauty in something that was lost on myself for what ever reason - usually because I had been in a grouchy mood.

ipr
Spanish Fork, UT

My comment was with regard to the first comment, which, fortunately, has been removed and was not in reference to the wonderful comments that have since preceded mine. My apologies if it appears so.

hockeymom
Highland, UT

ipr, Have a happy day!

Kurt Matthia
Pleasant Grove, UT

@ The Deuce

It really was an historic moment. As Alma taught in Alma 37:

6 Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.
7 And the Lord God doth work by means to bring about his great and eternal purposes; and by very small means the Lord doth confound the wise and bringeth about the salvation of many souls.

As James 3:4 says:

Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.

The 15-million member L.D.S. Church did indeed make an historic course adjustment with this Women's Conference. The U.S. membership and U.S. political/social concerns represent only a minority of the total membership of the Church.

As I see it, one major focus is on inter-generational bonding among the women of the church. Inter-generational shepherding, mentoring, if you will have it. Until now, compartmentalization of ages was inherent in the Church organization.

McMurphy
St George, Utah

"back" to Heavenly Father. Really ? I was not aware they had been away.

Kinderly
Riverdale, MD

to answer The Deuce--

I think they advertised this meeting as "historic" is because it is the first time they've had a meeting for this group of people. They've had separate meetings for young women and for adult women and for primary but not this combination.

Sorry if you expected some big announcement or something. I can see how it makes more sense to call something like that historic. The Family: A Proclamation to the World was first read at a Relief Society meeting in 1995; I would definitely call that historic.

portlander
Arlington, WA

@The Deuce: Historic, in the fact that all females of the Church were invited to attend, with the new emphasis that by extension, and by the very fact of being female, all are a part of the great organization of the Relief Society, which is the equivalent of the what the Priesthood is to men.

More attention is being drawn by our Church leaders, to the wonder and the power within the Relief Society, especially now that there is such a misguided push by some women, to try to force, by public pressure, the leadership of the Church to begin to ordain women.

It is interesting in that instead of bending to the "howling" winds, the Church seeks to teach and strengthen the doctrines and principles of truth. And the effects are that the preparation and teaching of the truth intensifies. The work moves forward in a very real and marked way, and the depth of understanding and testimony are strengthened.

cambodia girl
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

My granddaughter and I attended the meeting in our Stake Center. She is 10 and was so happy to see all of the other young girls singing, playing the violin and cello. She said, "I would love to sing in Conference". She had some very thoughtful comments afterwards and also said, "I'm glad I'm a girl in the gospel!" Me, too!!

SAMom
Ladson, SC

I am the pioneer in our family. It brought tears to my eyes as I realized I was sitting between a daughter, a daughter in-law and two granddaughters for this historic meeting. I am truly having joy in my posterity.

G L W8
SPRINGVILLE, UT

Deuce, glad you were able to attend. That you didn't get why it was labeled "historical" is understandable--quite a bit more knowledge about LDS history and doctrine is needed to comprehend why the meeting was indeed historical.
In my mind, it was both historical and prophetic: historical for the reasons stated in earlier comments, prophetic because it portends what awaits the younger girls, indeed, all women in the future--the need to strengthen them now so they can stand strong against the rising tide of wickedness which will continue to arise. I count it wisdom, yes, inspiration, that our leaders have recognized the need for what may seem a small change, but which has solid direction--even from above, if you will--behind the decision to begin this new format.

Gildas
LOGAN, UT

I'm going to have to read the talks. I wasn't there but I can see that it was "historic". I don't pretend to know, or perhaps I don't need to know, the import of it all. I assume it's for a good cause and will help. I think some got a bit carried away and referred to Primary girls as "women". That sounds strange but I do get the part about all females being sisters and that it helps at this stage to bring them all together as such.

Firefly123
Mapleton, UT

Next time I'll attend in my ward instead of with family who found something to complain about every few minutes, and couldn't wait for the closing song or prayer to change the channel. I was swept along with them, and at the end wondered why I'm even in a church that stresses eternal families.

The Deuce
Livermore, CA

First, thank you to: Kurt Matthia, Pleasant Grove, UT/ Kinderly, Riverdale, MD/ portlander, Arlington, WA/ G L W8, SPRINGVILLE, UT - for your thoughtful and clarifying comments. This does help me understand the meaning of historic for this meeting. You are correct, for myself and family, we do not yet understand fully the impact of the Gospel or how the Church works.

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