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Church leaders of the general women and children’s organizations visited Mexico in early June to meet with the leaders of various social welfare programs and minister to thousands of Latter-day Saints.
The delegation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints included Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon, Primary General President Camille N. Johnson, and Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the General Presidency of the Relief Society, and their husbands.
Their ministering efforts included devotionals and training for members of the Church’s Young Women and Relief Society organizations.
During a devotional with hundreds of women gathered in Mexico City and thousands more who joined a live broadcast shared throughout the country, Sister Aburto talked about the early history of the Relief Society when women organized themselves to sew shirts for the workers building the Nauvoo Temple.
Sister Aburto emphasized that the purpose of organizing the Relief Society was not to sew shirts. “It was to prepare the sisters to make high covenants (special commitments) with God. This should be our top priority.”
During another training for Relief Society leaders, Sister Aburto stressed the importance of leaders working in council with their respective ward and stake leaders.
“Working in council is not to bring a preconceived idea of how things should be done but to seek inspiration together, to know what God’s will is,” Sister Aburto said.
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The Church leaders also visited several social assistance organizations of the internal ministry of the government of Mexico.
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