In Video Message, Sister Oscarson Encourages Mormon Women to Reach Out
“Those who are struggling for whatever reason should be able to find within our sisterhood a spirit of warmth, inclusion, and love.” —Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president
Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president, posted a video on her Facebook page (see video above) urging members to follow the example of Jesus Christ in reaching out to those who may be struggling with questions.
Following is the text of the message:
“All of us as sisters in the gospel have the responsibility and privilege to support and nourish one another. We have all committed to be disciples of Jesus Christ, and this discipleship should be at the heart of all that we do. Each of us is in a different place in our spiritual journey. Some may struggle with testimony. Some have questions or wrestle with the pressures and trials of life. Those who are struggling for whatever reason should be able to find within our sisterhood a spirit of warmth, inclusion, and love.
“Occasionally, some of our brothers and sisters may find themselves away from the fold because of personal choices. Without condoning those choices, it is important to remember the Savior’s message of leaving the ninety and nine safely in the fold and reaching out with love, with kindness, and with compassion to the one. We can demonstrate that compassion by ensuring that our communications with one another are respectful and kind.”