Monday, March 27, 2017

Women’s Conference – 25 Mar 2017

Wom Conf Mar 2017-4 generations

We are 4 Generations of Granddaughters for Drusilla Dorris Hendricks, who was mentioned in Women’s Conference by Sis Linda K Burton:

“Our sisters across the ages have demonstrated the faithful pattern of discipleship we too strive for. “The New Testament includes accounts of [certain] women, named and unnamed, who exercised faith in Jesus Christ [and in His Atonement], learned and lived His teachings, and testified of His ministry, miracles, and majesty. These women became exemplary disciples and important witnesses in the work of salvation” [Daughters in My Kingdom: The History and Work of Relief Society (2011), 3]. …

… Certain women in the early days of the Restoration did the same. Drusilla Hendricks and her family were among those who, as new converts, suffered during the persecution of the Saints in Clay County, Missouri. Her husband was permanently paralyzed during the Battle of Crooked River. She was left to care for him as well as provide for her family. …

When her son was needed to volunteer for the Mormon Battalion, at first Drusilla resisted and wrestled in prayer with the Lord until “it was as though a voice said to her, ‘Do you not want the highest glory?’ She answered naturally, ‘Yes,’ and the voice continued, ‘How do you think to gain it save by making the greatest sacrifices?’” [At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women (2017), 51–52]. …

… When we have become distracted, doubtful, discouraged, sinful, sorrowful, or soul-stretched, may we accept the Lord’s invitation to drink of His living water, as did the certain woman at the well, inviting others to do the same as we also bear our own certain witness: “Is not this the Christ?” “

As the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Great Granddaughters of Drusilla Dorris Hendricks, we hope to follow in her footsteps and excercise our faith in Jesus Christ and in His Atonement, learn and live His teachings, and testify of His ministry, miracles and majesty.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please leave us a message and let us know what you think! We hope you enjoyed your visit!