12 Great Quotes from Young Women Leaders

In addition to a fabulous General Young Women Presidency, we also have an amazing Young Women Board. Here are 12 great quotes from our Young Women Leaders! The quotes are from LDS.org, and the memes are by me. You’re welcome to use the memes for non-commercial Church-related purposes.

General Young Women Leaders - LDS
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Messages from the General Young Women Board Members—

“Women in the Church are sometimes criticized, so we need to be together and stand for our principles. We can have an impact on the world in a good way. Many in the world and even some in the Church do not understand the role of women because of the influence of worldly media. When others know we live the commandments because we choose to, not because we have to, they will realize we are happy being Latter-day Saints. Women have much to do in this world—together with their husbands or leaders. We need to change the world with love, knowledge, and testimony.”
Carmela M. Hooker, Lima, Peru

Carmela M. Hooker - change the world

“Sometimes if you read or watch the news, you might think that the world is going downhill. But all you need to do is be in the temple and see the youth who are coming to the temple and you know that the world is in good hands and that the Lord is in charge.” —Leslie P. Layton, Sandy, Utah

Leslie P. Layton - youth and temples
“I hope we’ll look back and remember the feeling of excitement and possibilities we felt in our youth. I hope we’ll help our girls and young women look forward to what life is going to bring them and that we will reach out to them and befriend them. I pray we can be role models, that we can love them, guide them, laugh with them, and cry with them.”
Denise P. Lindberg, Draper, Utah

Denise P Lindberg - possibilities of youth
“The feeling of sisterhood is the same whether you’re in Salt Lake or South Africa. I feel that we are the same before our Heavenly Father. We can teach one another. [She is also] grateful for the love that I feel whenever I am with my sisters. It touches me. I met a sister in Kenya, and we had a chat, and I said to her, ‘Thank you very much. It’s good to meet good people and just talk.’ That’s what sisterhood is about.”
Dorah Mkhabela, Soweto, South Africa

Dorah Mkhabela - LDS Quote on Sisterhood
“You can say, ‘In my space, this is the standard that I want to have.’ A young woman can be courageous enough to say, ‘This is who I am, this is what I believe, and this is what I want.’ And if you do it in a way that’s respectful, it’s usually going to be accepted.”
Janet M. Nelson, Brooklyn, New York

Janet M. Nelson - LDS Quote - YW Courage
“The gospel changes lives. I know that the only thing in the world that can make a difference in the women’s and young women’s lives is the gospel—nothing else. The gospel makes a difference in my life. I always try to show the young women that it’s possible to change our lives to create better lives. I know that Jesus helps us to be better women, to be great women—women who can change the world. He can help us—only Him.”
M. Lúcia Silva, São Paulo, Brazil

M. Lúcia Silva - LDS Quote - Women who can change the world
“I never thought about going on a mission until I was already old enough to go.  Then I just felt really strongly that I should serve. My mother was not an active member of the Church, and she was encouraging me not to go. But I could not deny the impression that I needed to serve. My mission to the Netherlands changed my life. It taught me that with God I could do hard things. I’ve never really feared doing hard things since then.”
Susan S. Taggart, Salt Lake City, Utah

Susan S. Taggart - LDS YW Quotes
“As I pondered and prayed about that, the thought came to me, ‘We’re all women. We’re all striving for the same thing. And we really have more similarities than we do differences. It doesn’t matter what our station in life is; we all want exaltation and eternal life.’  Though I have never been a mother, I have often felt like one. There is a mother heart in each woman regardless of her station in life. My life has been blessed with opportunities to love, nurture, and mentor nieces, nephews, and others.”
Rosemary Thackeray, Orem, Utah

Rosemary Thackery - LDS Quote - A Mother Heart
“The biggest thing I learned is how to feel, recognize, and follow the Spirit’s promptings. I also learned that when people know they are children of God, they become really strong.”
Megumi Yamaguchi, Nagoya, Japan

Megumi Yamaguchi - YW LDS Quotes

Messages from the General Young Women Presidency—

“[Young women] must be ready and willing to work with all their ‘heart, might, mind, and strength’  (Doctrine and Covenants 4:2) in establishing His kingdom on earth. Their part will be accomplished in the quiet ways of the Spirit as well as in more prominent ways. The great things that happen, such as standing as a witness of God, receiving temple blessings, teaching truth, eternal marriage to a worthy priesthood holder, and raising a righteous family, may require many small faithful moments—often without fanfare.”
Neill F. Marriott, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency

Neill F. Marriott - LDS YW Quotes - small faithful moments

“Consider five simple ways we may continually come unto Christ:

  1. Pray every day, morning and night…
  2. Study the scriptures every day…
  3. Partake of the ordinance of the sacrament worthily every week…
  4. Serve others every day…
  5. Live worthily of a temple recommend…

Come unto Christ. Was there ever a more glorious call to action?”
Carol F. McConkie, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency

Carol F. McConkie - LDS Quotes from YW Leaders
“If there are barriers, it is because we ourselves have created them. We must stop concentrating on our differences and look for what we have in common; then we can begin to realize our greatest potential and achieve the greatest good in this world. Sister Marjorie P. Hinckley once said, ‘Oh, how we need each other. Those of us who are old need you who are young. And, hopefully, you who are young need some of us who are old. It is a sociological fact that women need women. We need deep and satisfying and loyal friendships with each other.’ Sister Hinckley was right; oh, how we need each other!”
Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President

Bonnie L. Oscarson - LDS YW Quotes
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