But as individuals what have we done to help our Young Women feel comfortable as they join us in Relief Society? Sister Bonnie D. Parkin, Previous General Relief Society President, said:
"Improving transition is a two-way street, with both Young Women and Relief Society leaders working together. When I met with President Hinckley at the time of my call, he gave me an impassioned mandate. 'The older sisters in Relief Society must move out of their comfort zones,' he said. 'They must reach out to these younger sisters, making them feel comfortable. They need to help them learn to love Relief Society.' Having the Lord's prophet give you such a mandate would certainly cement your commitment, wouldn't it? Do you realize, sisters, that as the Relief Society general president, I represent all of us as women? Thus, when the prophet gives me direction, he is also giving it to you" ("Embracing Sisterhood: Helping Young Women Successfully Transition into Relief Society.")Our new sisters are graduating from high school and are now joining us. As sisters in the Relief Society we can reach out to these new Young Women and help them feel welcome, comfortable, and loved! Please share your ideas (of how we can help our new sisters) in the comments!