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Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson encouraged Latter-day Saint women to let God prevail in their life’s choices and individual stories. “Because [the Savior] knows our potential perfectly, He will take us to places we never imagined ourselves,” she said during a keynote address at BYU Women’s Conference on Friday, May 3.

Speaking to thousands of Latter-day Saint women gathered in the Marriott Center on the Brigham Young University campus, and tens of thousands more watching online, President Johnson counseled women to look to reliable sources like living Prophets and the Holy Ghost for answers, establish priorities, cultivate testimonies of foundational truths, and not neglect or dismiss the sacred responsibility of parenthood.

Look to Reliable Sources

“It is a glorious day to be a woman, a covenant woman, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” said President Johnson.

Her source of optimism is knowing that “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is led by a mighty prophet of God, President Russell M. Nelson, who is the Lord’s mouthpiece on the earth today — not only for members of the Church — but for the whole world,” President Johnson testified.

President Nelson speaks for the Savior whose Church he leads, President Johnson said. “[The Prophet] is pointing us to the Savior who is our source of relief. Jesus Christ is the ultimate source of my optimism.”

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