If indeed “work won’t kill but worry will”, then the solution proposed by our leaders today, by establishing Self-Reliance as an integral part of the definition of every true Latter-day Saint, can be compared to the “brass serpent” of old.
What compelled Fred Antwi to give up this position of honor – one which many may esteem very desirable? Fred had found the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Firm in his testimony of the principles and doctrines of the Gospel, Fred’s course in life was changed.
“I testify to you that Relief Society was organized by inspiration and is a vital part of the Lord’s Church here upon the earth. It would be impossible to calculate all the good which has come from this organization and all the lives which have been blessed because of it.” President Thomas S. Monson