President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, invited women across the globe to serve with love during his talk “Trust in that Spirit which leadeth to do good.”
President Eyring spoke during the General Women’s Session of the 186th annual General Conference. He began with several stories from the Book of Mormon like King Benjamin and Amulek, who teach readers to serve.
Out of 31 women and girls in President Eyring’s family, he asked that they — and other LDS women — feel the importance of love.
“You have felt love for others tonight — for friends, schoolmates, neighbors, and even someone who just came into your life, a stranger,” he said. “That love is a gift from God. The scriptures call it ‘charity.'”
He also asked Latter-day Saint women to recognize such “charity,” and let the Holy Ghost influence them. He also asked women to listen to the feelings that help them grow “closer to the Savior.”
“So, with those feelings, the first thing you must commit to do is to go and serve knowing that you do not go alone.” He then asked members to remember the Lord as they go to serve.
He reminded members that they will not be alone when serving others. “One of the ways He goes before your face is to prepare the heart of a person He has asked you to serve. He will prepare your heart as well.”
President Eyring recounted the teachings of Sister Linda K. Burton, the Relief Society General President, who asked members to “pray to know what they could do to help.”
Lastly, he counseled that members should be humble with their good works. He closed with his testimony of his belief of Christ as the Savior, and shared a desire that sisters of the church will “do all they can for those the Lord asks them to serve.”