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.
Janet Matthews Nelson | Finding our Best Selves and our Best Friends Through Service
Raising four children in New York City, Janet Nelson had many opportunities to step out of her comfort zone to serve and learn from others of different backgrounds and beliefs. In this episode, Janet, a former Young Women advisory council member and high school math teacher, reflects on how she found her best self and some of her best friends through ministering, getting to know her neighbors, tutoring refugees, and other service opportunities. Janet also teaches how the Lord has helped her problem-solve and navigate complex challenges and opportunities through personal revelation.
Janet Nelson Church News Biography
New Area Organization Advisers Strengthen the Global Church
Amy Wright | Not a Story About Cancer
“This isn’t a story about cancer, it’s a story about coming to know our Savior.” In this episode, Sister Amy Wright, the new second counselor in the Primary general presidency, teaches how we can rely on the sanctifying, healing and enabling power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ to endure our own individual journeys. She shares her experience battling stage 4 ovarian cancer and how she found joy through service in a time of overwhelming pain and fear. “When I focused on myself, when my thoughts turned inward, the world became a very dark place. But when they turned outward, not only was there light, but even in the midst of the greatest suffering, I was able to experience joy.” Sister Wright also shares the lessons she learned serving on the Young Women Advisory Council, and how she has felt the Lord’s love for her and her family through her calling to the Primary.
Amy Wright Bio:
Latter-day Saint Women Podcast episode: Sister Susan Porter | Pressing Forward with Hope
Church News: What the new Primary general presidency taught about perfection and worth at BYU Women’s Conference
Jenny Reeder | Understanding Emma Smith
“Sometimes things don’t turn out the way we think they should, but that’s ok because we can rework things, we can be flexible, we can walk through the mud a little bit, we can cross a frozen river, we can do anything that the Lord asks us to do because we know that He is with us and we too can cleave unto our covenants...This is what Emma would have done, and what she did, and what she would want us to do.”
On this episode, we welcome back Church historian and author Jenny Reeder, who helps us better understand Emma Smith’s life and her character. Through her extensive research, Jenny shares with us the insights she’s gained into Emma’s partnership with Joseph Smith, her great responsibility in compiling the first hymn book to unify the early Saints, and how she may have been able to process her tragedies and move forward. Together, we learn about Emma’s significant role in the restoration, and how her contributions can inspire us to fulfill our roles in the ongoing restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Mindy Booth Baxter | Infertility and Believing in a God of Miracles
How do you move forward with faith and hope when your righteous desires go unmet? How do you find belonging and meaning when your life path doesn’t fit “the mold” or what you anticipated or expected? In this episode, we talk with Mindy Booth Baxter, a member of the Relief Society Advisory Council, about the “revelation-led leaps of faith” that led her away from a successful career in New York City to culinary school, new opportunities to serve, and marriage in her 40s. Sister Baxter courageously shares her personal journey with infertility, and how she has found healing through turning to God and Jesus Christ in her suffering. She offers hope and understanding to others struggling with infertility and provides helpful suggestions on how we all can better minister to and comfort those we love.
Mindy Booth Baxter Bio
Elder Neil L. Andersen BYU Devotional Speech, "A Compensatory Spiritual Power for the Righteous"
President Henry B. Eyring BYU Devotional Speech, "A Law of Increasing Returns"
Elder Richard G. Scott General Conference Address, "Finding Joy in Life"
Annie Wong | Never Underestimate Your Influence
Born in mainland China and raised in Hong Kong, Annie Wong was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after meeting missionaries as a teenager. Annie now works as the Church Communication Director over the entire Asia Area, the first native Chinese woman to serve in this position. In this episode, Annie shares how the influence of missionaries, friends, and gospel mentors helped deepen her personal conversion to the gospel and prepare her for important opportunities in education and leadership. Annie shares what personally motivates her to build the reputation of the Church in Asia, and offers her perspective on the powerful influence of women who lead with love and by example.
Colleen Terry Scoresby | “Don’t put mortal limits on an immortal God”
Colleen Terry Scoresby, a beloved seminary and institute teacher, shares some of the many lessons she’s learned through her trials--that God is all knowing, all powerful, and all loving. From her years as a single member of the Church to her diagnosis and treatment of Hodgkin Lymphoma cancer, she’s put her trust in God’s timing, knowing that He always keeps His promises. She urges listeners to move forward in faith, be the best version of themselves, and not wait to feel joy.
President Nelson: Christ is Risen; Faith in Him Will Move Mountains
President Dallin H. Oaks: Timing https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/dallin-h-oaks/timing/
Elder Renlund: Infuriating Unfairness
Changing my heart
This podcast is changing my heart! As I listen to the stories & experiences from these humble women of faith, I learn more of who I truly am & feel inspired about who I want to be. This podcast fills, uplifts, inspires, encourages, & strengthens. I have come to know Jesus Christ better through the women on this podcast. Thanks to the wonderful hosts & guests for the light & goodness you share ❤️
Love this podcast!!
I look forward to hearing your podcast every week and hearing those beautiful stories. It always makes me feel so good inside and out to feel a big part of our Savior Jesus Christ and be touched in our hearts because of these beautiful stories!! Thank you so much for always up lifting us with your podcast!!
I love this podcast and the opportunity it gives us to listen to the women of the church. It is so important to learn form each other and see the differences we all have. I would love to hear from Elaine Dalton and I think it would be special to hear from wives of general authorities as well, like Wendy Nelson! 💗