March 17, 2017, marked the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Relief Society. At that first meeting, Emma Smith said, “We are going to do something extraordinary” (in Daughters in My Kingdom: The History and Work of Relief Society , 14). And she was right. Today, Relief Society sisters all over the world are positively influencing their families and communities and doing their best to exemplify the organization’s motto, “Charity Never Faileth.” The heritage of strong women in the Church spans generations. We asked four women, who currently serve as social media missionaries for FamilySearch, to share how an ancestor or other woman of faith has influenced their own lives. Read their experiences here:
Discover Your Early Relief Society Ancestors
Learn the inspiring stories of the women and men who helped grow the Relief Society.