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In conjunction with the 180th anniversary of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counsellor in the Relief Society general presidency, Sister Michelle D. Craig, first counsellor in the Young Women general presidency, and their husbands travelled to Europe to serve and to minister. Visiting Spain, the United Kingdom and Ireland they commemorated the legacy of loving service which is the foundation of one of the largest women’s organisations in the world.
Uniting in sisterhood, trusting God, strengthening discipleship and recognising women’s unique contributions were important ministering messages that Sister Aburto and Sister Craig shared with women, youth, local congregations and leaders.
Ministering in Spain: Madrid, Barcelona
Sister Aburto and her husband, Carlos Aburto, and Sister Craig with her husband, E. Boyd Craig, were accompanied by Elder Rubén V. Alliaud, second counsellor in the Church’s Europe Area Presidency and his wife, Fabiana B. Alliaud, as they travelled to Madrid, Spain to deliver a message of trust and faith at a devotional for children and youth ages 8–18 years broadcast throughout Spain.
“So, what does it mean to trust the Lord with all our hearts, and not lean on our own understanding?” asked Sister Aburto. “He tells us to recognise Him in all our actions, and He will direct our paths.”
“If we confide in the Saviour and try to follow His commandments, and hold onto that faith we have in Him, He will help make our paths more straight and easier to follow.”
Elder Alliaud applauded the Church’s youth, “Many times, we talk about the youth as the future of the Church. But really you are not just the great future, but also the marvellous present. Even at this moment.”
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