Testimony: Relief Society's Enduring Legacy of Service

by Janae Jeremy Rosado

As I read Daughters in My Kingdom, my love and appreciation for Relief Society grew, as well as my testimony of Joseph Smith. I know that only a prophet of God could organize the Relief Society as it was in 1842 or as it is today.

As I read the many accounts of hardships and service rendered since the beginning of its organization, I reflected on my own pioneer ancestor, Sarah Evans Jeremy, and all she endured to leave her comfortable lifestyle in Wales to journey to Zion. When she suffered the loss of three of her children on the journey, a fellow sister gave the family much comfort and helped make it possible for them to continue the long trek to Salt Lake.

I also reflected on the many acts of service I watched my own mother perform while growing up and how fellow sisters in Relief Society came to her aid when my own father passed away ten years ago. I am so grateful for all Relief Society has done to enrich my life and give me opportunities to grow and improve. Reading was a confirmation of all that Relief Society is to me and my family and of how much the Lord loves His daughters.

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