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Directly addressing the women of the Church during general conference in October 2019, President Russell M. Nelson invited women to “study prayerfully” and “discover what the Holy Ghost will teach you” about the restoration of the priesthood and how to draw upon that power — the power of God — in their individual lives.
“How I yearn for you to understand that the restoration of the priesthood is just as relevant to you as a woman as it is to any man,” President Nelson said. “Every woman and every man who makes covenants with God and keeps those covenants, and who participates worthily in priesthood ordinances, has direct access to the power of God. … I entreat you to study prayerfully all the truths you can find about priesthood power.”
The Relief Society general presidency — President Jean B. Bingham; Sister Sharon Eubank, first counselor, and Sister Reyna Isabel Aburto, second counselor — have reiterated that invitation, encouraging the Relief Society’s 7.5 million women worldwide to take up the prophet’s charge of learning and understanding what the priesthood means to them.
In a recent interview with the Church News, President Bingham explained President Nelson’s direction will help women in the Church to focus on what is most important for them and the Relief Society today.
“One of the beautiful things about President Nelson’s invitation is that he encourages us to learn to receive revelation individually, because what the Holy Ghost will teach me may be a little different than it is for you,” President Bingham said.
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