See what 5 women leaders shared on social media for International Women’s Day

President Johnson and President Cordon share a video from Kenya, Sister Yee speaks to single sisters and Sister Craig and Sister Wright share about women who have been examples to them.

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8 and has been observed since 1911. 

In observance of this day, several members of the Relief Society, Young Women and Primary general presidencies published messages on Wednesday, March 8, on social media about women in their lives. 

Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson and Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon jointly shared a video from their recent ministry in Nairobi, Kenya

“Our love for Christ motivates us to serve others. On behalf of the 7 million women in Relief Society and all the young women in the world, we wish you the happiest International Women’s Day,” they wrote. 

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Sister Kristin M. Yee, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, shared a message for single women. 

“My single sisters, know I feel to speak to you and to all my sisters who need to know they are loved and known by our Heavenly Father,” she wrote. 

Sister Michelle D. Craig, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, shared the story of Kris Belcher, who she met in an institute class. 

“I was immediately drawn to her wisdom, her humor, her faith in Jesus Christ, and the way she so gracefully handled trials. Kris had eye cancer, which resulted in the loss of her sight in 2003 and the loss of her life in 2020,” she said. 

When Sister Craig was new in her calling and on an international assignment, she got an encouraging message from Kris. 

“How did she know I was nervous, unsure, and in the need of some courage? Well, she didn’t, but God did! He stilled my anxious heart with a message from Kris. A woman He could count on to recognize and then act on a prompting — even when it might not have made sense.” 

Sister Amy A. Wright, first counselor in the Primary general presidency, shared her gratitude for Megumi Yamaguchi, who lives in Japan and is a freelance interpreter. 

“She taught me that language is a powerful tool for connection and that God wants His children to be connected to one another and most importantly to Him,” Sister Wright wrote.

Sister Wright concluded: “Megumi’s unique talents continue to bless my life and all those within her realm of influence. I am forever grateful that God brought us together.”

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