SALT LAKE CITY – The leaders of the women’s organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Relief Society, preached personal messages in their general meeting Saturday night.
LDS church president Thomas S. Monson attended the meeting, and the president and counselors of the Relief Society led the session.
Second Counselor Linda S. Reeves delivered what some thought was the most emotional speech, where she told women they don’t need to put up a front.
“As members we often feel that we need to be part of a perfect LDS family in order to be accepted by the lord,” she said during her remarks. “We often feel less than or like misfits in the kingdom if we don’t fit that picture.”
The General Conference for the LDS church takes place next weekend, Oct. 5 and 6 in Salt Lake City.