Sister Carol F. McConkie, the first counselor in the Young Women’s Organization, discussed how women are needed to fulfill the errands of the Lord during her address in the General Women’s Session of the 185th Semi-Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“Whether we are age 8 or 108, each of us is precious in his sight. He loves us. We are daughters of God. We are sisters in Zion,” Sister McConkie said.
She explained their cause is to bring the gospel to the world; the same as Christ’s cause.
Christ’s cause was to spread the good news, the glad tidings that He came to be crucified, to atone, to be risen again for the world — he led the way.
Christ did this, Sister McConkie continued, so one can stand “in purity, blameless before God in the last day.”
Sister McConkie referred to the past members of the LDS Church, who with “Heroic courage” established the gospel and built temples, claiming that members of today could join in this work as they “labor in the vineyards for the salvation of men.”
The first counselor in the Young Women’s Organization also encouraged the women of the LDS Church to invite, minister, teach, and exemplify the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
“We are the Lord’s Agents, we are always on His errand,” said Sister McConkie, explaining that sisters should develop a broken heart and contrite spirit, use their talents for the Lords work, and to humbly pray for God to make His will, their will.
Sister McConkie also asked the women listening to provide service to one another because it melts boundaries, to repent and be clean and pure — as purity is possible through the grace of Christ — and to be unified.
“In the work of salvation, there is no room for criticism, condemnation or comparison.”