Farnsworth Sisters

Thank You, Sister Julie B. Beck

As I listened to Pres. Uchtdorf release Sister Beck, I couldn’t help a tear from falling.  I just had to say thanks – somewhere.

Sister Beck did a marvelous work in bringing the worldwide Relief Society as a whole to the place it is now: an organization with history, covenants, clear goals, understanding, expectation, and vision.

Sister Beck reminded the world of the divinity and power that comes from motherhood.

Sister Beck ensured that the doctrine of the family is a central part of what we are teaching our youth.

Sister Beck reminded us of the importance of the priesthood and that we need to work with the power of God in our calling as women.

Sister Beck called for the women of the world to fight against pornography in their homes and communities.

Sister Beck did much more than I can list.  But what I appreciate most from her during the 5 years she served, was the personal insight, knowledge, and guidance that I felt as I listened to her speak and studied her words.  I was always touched by the Spirit as I listened to her and that Spirit helped me change things about myself and the way I fulfill my covenants and divine callings.  Even as I was reviewing some of her talks right now, I was taught by the Spirit and giving guidance.

In Alma 17:2-3, the lives and teaching ability of the sons of Mosiah is described.  I think it describes Sister Beck.

“…and (she) had waxed strong in the knowledge of the truth; for (she was a woman) of a sound understanding and (she) had bsearched the scriptures diligently, that (she) might know the word of God.

3 But this is not all; (she) had given (herself) to much prayer, and afasting; therefore (she) had the spirit of prophecy, and the spirit of revelation, and when (she) taught, (she) taught withbpower and authority of God.”

I am so grateful for the eternal impact Sister Beck’s faith and teachings have had on my life.

Here are a few of her landmark quotes.  I only put two because I could put 2 because there were way too many for me to go on.

“Mothers who know do less. They permit less of what will not bear good fruit eternally. They allow less media in their homes, less distraction, less activity that draws their children away from their home. Mothers who know are willing to live on less and consume less of the world’s goods in order to spend more time with their children—more time eating together, more time working together, more time reading together, more time talking, laughing, singing, and exemplifying. These mothers choose carefully and do not try to choose it all. Their goal is to prepare a rising generation of children who will take the gospel of Jesus Christ into the entire world. Their goal is to prepare future fathers and mothers who will be builders of the Lord’s kingdom for the next 50 years. That is influence; that is power.”

“The ability to qualify for, receive, and act on personal revelation is the single most important skill that can be acquired in this life.”

Here is a link to her talks and articles.

Remember to search for her BYU Womens Conference talks too.  They are outstanding.

 

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