Barbara W. Winder

General Relief Society President (April 7, 1984 – March 31, 1990)

General Conference Addresses

  • April 1990 General Conference
    • Instruments to Accomplish His Purposes
      • “Six years ago my husband presided over the California San Diego Mission. We were called home a year early for me to fill this assignment. And now we return to specific missionary work. This time, he will preside over the Czechoslovakia mission, where he labored as a youth.”
      • “It is humbling to look forward with my husband to yet another challenge. I desire to support him as he has supported me so steadfastly for the past six years.”

Other Recorded Talks

  • October 1988 General Women’s Meeting
    • Becoming a Prepared People
      • “The virtuous woman described in Proverbs was a woman who was prepared. She worked willingly, stretched out her hand to the poor, saw to the physical needs of her household, sought after knowledge. She had profound reverence for the Lord. While many of her tasks may appear to be temporal in nature, her blessings were eternal ones.”
      • “We prepare by developing a strong relationship with our Heavenly Father through prayer, scripture study, and obedience to the commandments; by knowing our own worth; and by sustaining the priesthood.”
      • “Qualities of spirituality do not come without effort. Like any other talent with which we are blessed, they must be constantly practiced.”
      • “Consistently attending sacrament meetings adds oil to our lamps. So too will fasting, praying individually and as a family, visiting teaching, controlling our bodily appetites, teaching gospel principles, nourishing and nurturing, watching over one another, studying the scriptures, keeping the commandments. Each act of dedication and obedience is a drop of oil with which we can refuel our lamps. Keeping the commandments and following the words of the prophet may be the greatest preparation we can make for any eventuality to come.”
      • “It is according to our natures, sisters, to have feelings of charity and benevolence. It isn’t always easy to put these feelings into action. But as women, we should pray for charitable desires and opportunities and then work to foster these godlike attributes.”

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