Stand Ye In Holy Places: YW Meeting Brightens SLC

On Saturday March 30, 2013 all young women ages 12-18 of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will gather with their mothers and leaders for the annual General Young Women’s Meeting originating from The Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.

Each spring, exactly one week before the General Conference of the Church, our Young Women have their very own special meeting. I happened to be downtown today and got a glimpse of the colorful preparations for this special meeting. This year’s theme is titled “Stand Ye In Holy Places and Be Not Moved“. Here is a slide show of a few candid images that I captured.

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About the Colored Banners

The Young Women have 8 Values in their Theme which represent  Christlike virtues they are striving for. Each value has a color, a motto, and a scripture associated with it, as follows.

Faith (white): I am a daughter of Heavenly Father, who loves me. I have faith in His eternal plan, which centers in Jesus Christ, my Savior. (see Alma 32:21).

Divine Nature (blue): I have inherited divine qualities, which I will strive to develop (see 2 Peter 1:4–7).

Individual Worth (red): I am of infinite worth with my own divine mission, which I will strive to fulfill (see D&C 18:10).

Knowledge (green): I will continually seek opportunities for learning and growth (see D&C 88:118).

Choice and Accountability (orange): I will choose good over evil and will accept responsibility for my decisions (see Joshua 24:15).

Good Works (yellow): I will help others and build the kingdom through righteous service (see 3 Nephi 12:16).

Integrity (purple): I will have the moral courage to make my actions consistent with my knowledge of right and wrong (see Job 27:5).

Virtue (gold): I will prepare to enter the temple and remain pure and worthy. My thoughts and actions will be based on high moral standards (see Proverbs 31:10).

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