Every month Mormon women visit each other. We go with a companion to visit 3 or 4 other women in our neighborhoods. This year our theme has been the attributes of Jesus Christ. This month we visited about His role as a Comforter. Today as I sat with sisters and friends, I again thought about Days for Girls and the amazing opportunity we have to lift the burdens of others. This month and next, we have more than 40 DfG Events on our calendar. Tonight I will attend the 7th Event this week alone. Every day I wake up happy and go to bed amazed at the good around me–I am meeting 100s and 100s of women who are lifting burdens and making life easier for girls who just want to stay in school.
I loved the message below that was part of our lesson this month and the thought of our love flowing from heart to heart. I love and appreciate all who share their love with me and with the beautiful girls I love.
Elaine L. Jack, the 12th Relief Society general president, said: “In visiting teaching we reach out to each other. Hands often speak as voices can’t. A warm embrace conveys volumes. A laugh together unites us. A moment of sharing refreshes our souls. We cannot always lift the burden of one who is troubled, but we can lift her so she can bear it well.”3
Our pioneer Relief Society sisters “found spiritual strength in each other’s love and compassion. … As they suffered trials of illness and death, they prayed in faith for each other and comforted each other. ‘The love of God flowed from heart to heart,’ wrote Helen Mar Whitney, ‘till the wicked one seemed powerless in his efforts to get between us and the Lord, and his cruel darts, in some instances, were shorn of their sting.’”4