It was a blessing to sit with my two daughters at the General Women’s Meeting that was held last night. I brought my journal to write down thoughts that stood out to me.
The first thing I wrote was during the choir’s special musical number, “Daughters in My Kingdom.” I thought about this historic meeting, which may have been the largest gathering of women of faith in the history of the world. I was reminded of one of my favorite quotes by President Spencer W. Kimball:
Much of the major growth that is coming to the Church in the last days will come because many of the good women of the world … will be drawn to the Church in large numbers. This will happen to the degree that the women of the Church reflect righteousness and articulateness in their lives and to the degree that the women of the Church are seen as distinct and different—in happy ways—from the women of the world.
The whole message to me of the meeting was of being women who are on and stay on the covenant path that leads back to our heavenly home. Just by gathering together, LDS women were showing that the gospel is a force for good in our lives. It was inspiring to me.
You can watch the General Women’s Meeting in its entirety on the LDS Conference page.
There is a summary of all the social media highlights that were posted during the meeting through official channels here.
I retweeted several Tweets after the meeting on @MormonWomen. See what stood out to different people. (You can also search the hashtage #womensmeeting to look through the chatter.)
LDS Media Talk has a great post that summarizes all of the ways you can reflect on the meeting, including highlights videos (embedded below) on the LDS general conference YouTube channel. The full talks by each speaker are also included on the YouTube Channel.
Here are some news channels’ reports on the meeting.
BYU Daily Universe: “http://universe.byu.edu/2014/03/29/general-womens-meeting-the-blessings-of-covenants/#sthash.mZE89cII.dpuf”
KSL: LDS women, girls, participate in historic meeting
Deseret News: LDS women gather for General Women’s Meeting