The Latter-day Saint Women podcast shares the legacy of women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Get to know the faithful women who shaped our past, and hear from inspiring women of faith today as they address gospel topics.
93. Mihaela Ganea King | After The Trial of Your Faith
Have you ever wondered in the middle of a trial or challenge to your faith: “Where is God? Why doesn’t He answer me or help me?” Today’s guest Mihaela shares how she has learned that the witness of God’s love and involvement in our lives comes “after the trial of our faith” (Ether 12:6). Mihaela was born in Romania and migrated to California, USA as a teenager with her family. With enthusiasm and authenticity, she shares how she has faced and overcome trials to her faith, including receiving her own personal witness of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ as a young woman investigating the Church. Mihaela also discusses how she put her trust in the Lord as she pursued education in music, lived in New York City as a young adult, faced the heartbreak and confusion of infertility, and witnessed the miracles that followed, including learning from and loving a son with disabilities.
Disability Resources: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/life/disability?lang=eng
92. Mayavel Amado Pineda | Ministering in the Savior’s Way
“Who can I bless today? How can I reach out?” are questions that Mayavel Amado Pineda, a member of the Relief Society General Advisory Council, encourages us to ask as we seek to better understand ministering and how to go about it. Though ministering may sometimes feel uncomfortable or inconvenient amidst all our pressures in life, we can look to the Savior as an example of caring and connecting, discerning real needs, and receiving direction when we need it. In this episode, Mayavel also shares the blessings that can come from ministering: our lives can be enriched as we make connections and friendships, and our burdens can lifted when we forget about our own worries and gain a better perspective about our own challenges. Resources: First Observe, Then Serve - Linda K. Burton https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2012/10/first-observe-then-serve?lang=eng This is Ministering website https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/ministering?lang=eng
91. Ryan Saltzgiver and Neelima Surisetty Rayudu | Women Endowed With Power
Never in the history of mankind have temples been more accessible to God’s children. More Latter-day Saints than ever before have the opportunity of receiving temple ordinances and then returning often. This world-wide blessing unifies Saints with their families, their ancestors, and to the Lord Jesus Christ. In this episode, Church historian Ryan Saltzgiver shares stories from the Global Histories project of pioneering women traveling great distances at incredible sacrifice to gather Saints on both sides of the veil. We also talk with Neelima Surisetty Rayudu, a Church member from India, about her experiences traveling to the Hong Kong and Cebu Philippines temples to be sealed to her parents and then her husband. She recalls her initial reaction to the recently-announced Bengaluru India temple.
Previous Global Histories Episodes:
Ryan Saltzgiver | Women of Faith: Stories from Global Histories
Melissa Inouye | Can You Name Five Women?
The Nauvoo Temple: A Joseph Smith Papers Podcast
President Russell M. Nelson; The Temple and Your Spiritual Foundation
every promise come together in the temple - everything we do in the church comes back to that
The Story of Clara Cooper from Liberia: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/church/news/lessons-of-faith-from-church-history-in-africa?lang=eng)
90. Kaylene Harding | The Help of Angels
In sharing her personal experiences of mission service, motherhood, and her early immersion in Church history, Sister Kaylene P. Harding, a member of the Primary General Advisory Council, inspires women to use the power of the priesthood throughout their lives. Kaylene describes a terrible accident involving her grandson and how asking for angels led to incredible miracles for their family. She also shares some various and important ways that women can be involved in the gathering of Israel as they follow the guidance of the Spirit.
Women of Covenant: The ‘profound implications’ of the priesthood restoration: https://www.thechurchnews.com/category/women-priesthood-covenant
Spiritual Treasures, by President Russell M. Nelson: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2019/10/36nelson?lang=eng
Invite Christ to Author Your Story, by President Camille N. Johnson: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2021/10/42johnson?lang=eng
89. Enish Davila | Letting the Gospel Shape the New Versions of You
Enish Davila was born and raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cancun, Mexico and served as a full-time missionary in Puebla, Mexico. When she returned home from her mission in 2016, she committed to grow in the gospel throughout her life and not rely solely on the faith-promoting experiences and testimony from her mission. In this episode, Enish talks about the mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges she experienced as a returned missionary, and how she continued to feel the fire of the gospel as she grew in spiritual and emotional maturity. Enish also shares her experiences as a Relief Society president in a Spanish-speaking Young Single Adult ward, counseling and learning from sisters with various backgrounds, experiences, and challenges.
88. Susie Mullen | Loving and Nurturing Others Like the Savior
As a young adult, Susie Mullen lived in California and had a spectacular professional dancing career, but she felt unhappy and had deep questions about God. When an unexpected career opportunity took her to Provo, Utah to coach ballroom dance, Susie was introduced to the gospel of Jesus Christ and nurtured in her faith by new friends and colleagues. Susie eventually joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and today she serves as a member of the General Relief Society Council. In this episode, she shares how as parents, spouses, neighbors, and brothers and sisters in the gospel, we can follow the example of Jesus Christ to nurture others wherever they are on the gospel path, loving them and inviting them closer to Jesus Christ. Susie encourages listeners to foster an inclusive, nurturing environment in their homes, at Church, and anywhere they have influence, helping others feel the love of the Savior through our own loving words and actions.
Susie Mullen Biography: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/callings/relief-society-organization/this-is-your-relief-society/general-leaders/susan-marie-mullen?lang=eng
Susie Mullen RootsTech Video: https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/rtc2021/session/blessings-of-temple-and-family-history-grandma-gene-my-ministering-angel
Love each podcast! 😍 Given me what I need at the right time! Helped me put my life into perspective as I go through the trials of life! Thank you! Truly inspirational! Xxx
Such a wonderful, enlightening, uplifting, and relevant podcast for the women of today 💖