The following is excerpted from the Church Newsroom. To read the full report, CLICK HERE.

The Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary this year. Originally known as the First Young Ladies’ Department of the Ladies’ Cooperative Retrenchment Association, the Young Women organization was organized on May 27, 1870.

President Bonnie H. CordonSister Michelle Craig and Sister Becky Craven of the Young Women general presidency are inviting young women around the world to join them in a Face to Face event on November 15, 2020, to mark the 150th anniversary.

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Young women worldwide are part of the Church’s Young Women organization from January of the year they turn 12 through 18 years of age.

“I hope you will join us as we celebrate 150 years of Young Women, as we add our names to the long and glorious list of young women committed to follow our Savior, Jesus Christ,” said President Cordon. “The Young Women sesquicentennial celebration will be a beautiful reminder of what has been and a sacred rejoicing in what will be.”

“The Young Women sesquicentennial celebrates 150 years of growth in young women striving to improve themselves, develop their talents, serve others and strengthen their testimonies of Jesus Christ,” said Sister Craig, who offered some suggestions for the challenge.

The challenge is called “My 150.” Leaders are encouraging young women around the world to think of an activity they can do related to 150 to commemorate the anniversary. 

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