Latter-day Saints Celebrate 175th Anniversary of Women’s Organization
Celebrating its 175th anniversary on March 17, 2017, the all-female Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized in 1842 under the direction of the Prophet Joseph Smith. It was intended for “the relief of the poor, the destitute, the widow and the orphan, and for the exercise of all benevolent purposes”
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In 1995, the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles issued “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.”
The ransom paid by Jesus Christ, through His suffering in Gethsemane and His death on the cross, which nullifies the effects of sin. Christ’s atonement allows everyone to be resurrected. For those who repent of their sins, it also opens the way to continued growth and progression through the eternities.
Family history or research into genealogy is, in Latter-day Saint belief, the essential forerunner for temple work that unites men and women and children in eternal family relationships. .