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30 April 1878


Salt Lake City Eighteenth Ward Relief Society; Salt Lake City, Utah Territory

Prest E R. Snow presiding.

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Prest E. R. Snow then made a few remarks: As a Relief Society we occupy an important position in this ward, there is a great deal depending on the Sisters both spiritually and temporally. While we act in concert and in unison we will have the blessing of God upon us. I believe that Father listens as attentive to the prayers of his Daughters as that of his sons, and if possible he has placed higher responsibilities on the sisters in many things.—Joseph Smith said that while the sisters looked after the poor, they relieved the brethren, and he also said; That they not only relieved the poor, but saved Souls, but here are the cares of life, they creep in, and the powers of darkness are at war with the powers of light, and it is necessary in order to be Saints that we should associate together, we need spiritual food, and must have something which comes from the celestial world. When I feel that there is a feeling of indifference growing up amongst the Saints I feel afraid, and I watch myself more closely.

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Source Note

Eighteenth Ward, Salt Lake Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1877–1941), vol. 1 (1877–1892), pp. 17–18, CHL (LR 2523 14); Mary Schettler, Secretary.