Young Women leaders help each young woman stay active in the Church and assist her in the process of conversion (see "Young Women," section 4 of the Church Handbook of Instructions, Book 2: Priesthood and Auxiliary Leaders , 307–8).
"Young Women leaders, do you know your girls? Do you understand their problems and their perplexities, yearnings, ambitions, and hopes? Do you know how far they have traveled, the troubles they have experienced, the burdens they have carried, the sorrows they have borne? I encourage you to reach out to them and love them. . . .
"My dear sisters, ours is the responsibility, yes, even the solemn duty to reach out to all the young women. Our duty is to guide our girls to the celestial kingdom of God. . . . May we reach out to rescue those who are in need of our help and our love. As we succeed, as we bring a girl back into activity, we will be answering a mother's fervent prayer, a father's greatest desire."
—President Thomas S. Monson, "Sugar Beets and the Worth of a Soul" (video)
Every young woman needs three things:
- Friendship. Genuine friendship helps each young woman feel loved and welcome.
- A responsibility. Church callings and assignments help young women grow spiritually and strengthen their commitment to the Lord and His Church.
- "Nourish[ing] by the good word of God" (Moroni 6:4). Personal study of the scriptures, as well as teaching in family and Church settings, helps young women increase their understanding and strengthen their testimonies of the gospel.
(See "Gospel Teaching and Leadership," section 16 of the Church Handbook of Instructions, Book 2: Priesthood and Auxiliary Leaders , 307–8.)
Video Resources on Retention and Activation