Social media reacts to news that women can now serve as witnesses for baptisms, temple sealings

On Oct. 2, 2019, President Russell M. Nelson announced at a general conference leadership meeting that women and children who are baptized can now serve as witnesses to baptisms.

Additionally, worthy temple recommend holders, including youth with limited-use recommends, can witness baptisms in the temple. Women who are endowed can also serve as witnesses to temple sealings.

“We are joyful about these changes,” President Nelson told general authorities and officers during the leadership session. “I testify of the importance of the work that the Lord has entrusted to each of us. He has prepared us to serve at this time, and He will continue to help and sustain us as we seek to build up His kingdom on earth.”

Here are Twitter and Facebook reactions to the news.