News Release

Barbados Relief Society District Conference

The Christ Church Barbados District Relief Society held its Sisters’ Conference on Saturday, April 13, 2024

Sisters participating in the  Conference on Saturday, April 13, 2024
Sisters participating in the Conference on Saturday, April 13, 2024
Sisters participating in the Relief Society Conference on Saturday, April 13, 2024© 2024 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

The conference was held at the Christ Church District Center, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, focusing on temples and had lovely pictures of temples from different parts of the world hanging on the chapel walls where the sisters gathered.

Presiding at the meeting was the newly called District President Owen Waldron.  Sister Margaret Haynes, Second Counselor in the District Relief Society spoke on her personal experiences in temples and the need to reconnect with the Deity as often as possible. She also emphasized family history and performing temple work for our ancestors.

Sister Riley Zimmerman, First Counselor in the Oistins Branch Relief Society asked the question “Why the Temple?” She explained the work in the temple was the purpose of our mortal journey. She added that “Christ never leaves us in the same place,” and referenced Elder Ulisses S. Soares teaching that “We take the temple with us” as we serve.

Sister Zariah Inniss, Oistins Relief Society President referenced Elder Patrick Kearon, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his April 2024 Conference address asking, “What Do My Covenants Mean to Me?” We come to Christ individually, she said, but as we make and keep sacred covenants, we seal ourselves to each other and Heavenly Father.

In the afternoon, following light refreshments, a general discussion was held on The Covenant Path. The interaction was very informative and uplifting as the sisters’ shared anecdotes and scriptures teaching that God never asks us to do anything alone.

District President Owen Waldron in his closing remarks shared his love and admiration for all the sisters and reinforced the need for everyone to get to the temple as soon as possible and as often as possible. The event ended with a wonderful feeling of love and recognition that we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father.

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