I'm not sure that I've ever missed the general Relief Society broadcast. And this year, with the release of the new book, Daughters in My Kingdom: The History and Work of Relief Society, I'm more excited that ever to hear what these inspired leaders have to say to LDS women. And yet, I believe that the messages delivered in this meeting are important to all women! And that's why I'd like to extend an invitation to you, to help share this information. With modern technology, we have the ability to share these types of events via Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, etc... All that's required, are links -- and women can watch or listen, online, to these messages in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. And we don't even have to know about it! But, we do need to make sure that the options to listen or watch are made available.
On the day of the broadcast, you could share how to listen, or how to watch -- links below. In that way, anyone interested could join you, live. Shortly following the broadcast, video and audio will be made available, online -- and text will follow within a few days.
Perhaps you could pick a particular talk that you enjoyed from the meeting and share that, with a few personal comments. For those of you with blogs, you could consider sharing this same information with your readers. I'm not concerned with duplicate content, so copy this post away!
UPDATE: Highlights: General Relief Society Broadcast 2011
Here are a few options for you:
Watch general Relief Society meeting live on LDS.org HERE.
Listen to general Relief Society broadcast live at LDS.org HERE.
My favorite way to watch is via BYU TV, right from the comfort of my own home. In this way, I can tweet and blog while I watch! You can check schedule HERE! The conference will be broadcast live at 6pm MST. FYI: You can download BYUtv app for your iPad, iPod or iPod touch HERE. I love it!
You can also watch BYUtv online and view conference live HERE! (you will have to register and sign-in to access)
You can also listen to the live broadcast, in English, on the Mormon Channel.
To watch using Roku go HERE!
Watch on TV go to Bonneville and find broadcast information for your area HERE!
To find out exactly when video, audio and text will become available online, following the broadcast, you can go HERE.
When I consider the great influence that the women of the LDS Church can have on other women, I think of these prophetic words...
"Much of the major growth that is coming to the Church in the last days will come because many of the good women of the world (in whom there is often such an inner sense of spirituality) will be drawn to the Church in large numbers. This will happen to the degree that the women of the Church reflect righteousness and articulateness in their lives and to the degree that the women of the Church are seen as distinct and different -- in happy ways -- from the women of the world." Spencer W. Kimball
There's no question in my mind, that modern technology is intended to help us share these inspired general Relief Society meetings, with other women, outside of our faith. May each one of us, in our own very personal way, do our part to bring these prophetic words to pass...