Sister Carol F. McConkie: The Lord’s agents

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Sister Carol F. McConkie, first counselor in the Young Women General Presidency, talks about sisterhood during her talk at the General Women's Session of the 185th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Sister Carol F. McConkie, first counselor in the Young Women General Presidency, talks about sisterhood during her talk at the General Women’s Session of the 185th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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.”

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Women’s general session:

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf: Now is a part of eternity

Sister Carol F. McConkie: The Lord’s agents

Sister Linda S. Reeves: Rewards will come

 Sister Rosemary M. Wixom: Divine nature within you

Saturday morning session:

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf: It works!

Elder M. Russell Ballard: God is at the helm

Elder Richard J. Maynes: The joy of living a Christ-centered life

Sister Neill F. Marriott: Yielding our hearts to God

Elder Francisco J. Vinas: The pleasing word of God

Saturday afternoon session:

Elder Dallin H. Oaks: Strengthened by the Atonement of Jesus Christ

Elder Bradley D. Foster: It’s never too early and it’s never too late

Elder Robert D. Hales: Meeting the challenges of today’s world

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: Behold thy mother

Priesthood session:

Sunday morning session:

President Thomas S. Monson: Be an example and a light

Elder Ronald A. Rasband: Love one another

Elder Gary E. Stevenson: Fulness of times

Elder Dale G. Renlund: Through God’s eyes

President Russell M. Nelson: A plea to my sisters

Elder Gregory A. Schwitzer: Let the clarion trumpet sound

Elder Claudio R.M. Costa: That they do always remember him

Sunday afternoon session:

President Henry B. Eyring: The Holy Ghost as your companion

Elder D. Todd Christofferson: Why the church

Elder Von G. Keetch: Blessed and happy are those who keep the commandments of God

Sister Carole M. Stephens: If ye love me, keep my commandments

Elder Allen D. Haynie: Remembering in whom we have trusted

Elder Kim B. Clark: Eyes to see and ears to hear

Brother Devin G. Durrant: My heart pondereth them continually

Elder Koichi Aoyagi: Hold on thy way

Elder David A. Bednar: Chosen to bear testimony of my name

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