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>She gives relief to the poor
The needy and the distresse
For souls she does so much more
According to how she’s impressed

She knows a heavenly mandate
Has been given to her to lead
Women of the wolrd to a more divine state
Through her grand example indeed

As evil and darkness threaten
She holds her lamp brightly lit
And speaks of God in heaven
That she and others will profit

I’m visiting teaching today-
thoughts from:
From Our History
At a June 9, 1842, meeting of the Relief Society, the Prophet Joseph Smith taught the sisters that their society was “not only to relieve the poor, but to save souls.” 1 This statement of a spiritual as well as a temporal purpose has characterized Relief Society throughout its history. In 1906 President Joseph F. Smith (1838–1918) taught: “[Relief Society] has not only to deal with the necessities of the poor, the sick and the needy, but a part of its duty—and the larger part, too—is to look after the spiritual welfare and salvation of the mothers and daughters of Zion; to see that none is neglected, but that all are guarded against misfortune, calamity, the powers of darkness, and the evils that threaten them in the world.” 2 In 2001 Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles reiterated, “Every sister in this Church who has made covenants with the Lord has a divine mandate to help save souls, to lead the women of the world, to strengthen the homes of Zion, and to build the kingdom of God.” 3

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>Apply Unto It

>Apply unto it
What cometh of God
Heed the Spirit
And give it your all

Apply unto it
What cometh of light
Don’t idly sit
You know it is right

thoughts from
Elder Bednar’s conference talk

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>Earth

>Sphere, rotate, orbit
Round and round far and near
Our planet makes a circle
365 days in a year

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>What stirs the soul
And causes it to burn?
Ever we feel whole
When to God we turn

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>A mother is as soft as a rose
Her kiss tickles my nose
She’s as sweet as a peach
That’s always within reach

A mother is as warm as a throw
As a snuggle special to know
On her lap I am held close
And I stay awake…well almost

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>Easter- what a glorious time of the year
As Christians celebrate everywhere
That our Lord rose triumphant from the tomb
And for each of us, in His heart, there is room

He having felt each sin and sorrow
Is our reason to hope on the morrow
He knowing the pain of death and separation
Is our Redeemer and Author of our salvation

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>The miracle of the first Easter
Is a glorious joy to find
How this makes death easier
For the souls of all mankind

This is the most reassuring event
In all of human history
He took up His body and came forth
Easter is a celebration of victory

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