News Release

Bringing Out The Best In Women 


Relief Society provides tools to assist women give selfless service to others

On Nov. 14th, 2015 women from Kuala Lumpur West Malaysia District attended a day-long seminar entitled "Bringing Out The Best In Sisters" which focused on the general Relief Society theme. The Kuala Lumpur District of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in West Malaysia comprises several congregations in various towns, namely Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Klang, Cheras, Puchong and Melaka.

Relief Society, the largest woman's organization in the world, helps prepare women for the blessings of eternal life as they: 1) Increase faith in Jesus Christ, 2) Strengthen families and homes through ordinances and covenants, 3) Work in unity to help those in need.

Members of the Relief Society help and uplift one another through a program known as Visiting Teaching. Visiting teaching gives women the opportunity to watch over, strengthen, and teach one another. Visiting teachers sincerely come to know and love each sister, help her strengthen her faith, and give service. Taking into account each sister’s individual needs and circumstances, visiting teachers have regular contact (monthly if possible) with those they are assigned. When appropriate, visiting teachers share a gospel message. Visiting teachers give compassionate service during times of illness, death, and other special circumstances. 

The training seminar began with a musical number by two sisters - a duet on the double bass and the organ. Next a presentation using video messages illustrated how to improve visiting teaching and build lasting relationships with the sisters they are assigned to. Everyone seemed to enjoy an interesting video clip shared by a Korean member which features "26 ways to improve visiting teaching".

Fun times were also shared. Jennifer Tesh, a talented member from Puchong, taught the participants a dance routine. Mary Ence, the president of the Kuala Lumpur Relief Society, lead the sisters in a "get to know you" activity through asking one another questions. Each participant received a sample set of questions printed on a bouquet of flowers, lovingly prepared by Sister Ence. 

Ai Lian, a counselor in the Kuala Lumpur West Malaysia District Relief Society Presidency, led a discussion on concerns facing sisters as they do visiting teaching and how they might overcome those challenges. In conclusion, the sisters joined a discussion on techniques learned which will assist them to bring out the best in each other through successful visiting teaching. The day was capped with a sumptuous meal provided by the sisters.

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