About the cause

Please write letters to our church leaders to show your support for this action. We are accepting emails through Friday, March 1st. letwomenpray@gmail.com

For details on who to write: facebook.com/LetWomenPray/info

As far back as there is documentation, a woman has not said a prayer at the General Conference of the church. In 1978 church president Spencer W. Kimball said it is "permissible for sisters to offer prayers in any meetings they attend." We would like to see this happen in our General Conference as a sign that "God is no respecter of persons" and that "all are alike unto God," "male and female." We ask all who would also like to see a woman pray in the meeting all members attend, the General Conference of the church, to write our leaders and express this desire.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Love From the Marshall Islands: a Letter of Love.

Our event is up and running, and we couldn't be more pleased. We will be featuring a few letters here on our blog that touch our hearts and inspire us. Do you have a letter you'd like us to feature, or a story you'd like to tell? Submit it to us at LetWomenPray@gmail.com

Dear President Elaine S. Dalton, 
I am grateful for the Young Women Program in our Church. I am thankful for the many hours you spend in prayer and in counsel thinking about how you can help Young Women all over the world. I am a Young Women teacher in the Marshall Islands and you wouldn't believe the problems and the suffering my girls face. Women and girls are beaten, abused, cheated on, raped, and molested by their fathers on a regular basis. There is hardly any legal recourse for women; it was only in 2011 that domestic violence was prohibited by law, and even then the male leaders who run the country barely passed it.  
I would love to have our wonderful Church be more open about equality between men and women, showing rather than telling. If equality is sort of mentioned or alluded to in Salt Lake, then we don't hear about it here. The message isn't coming in strong enough. For example, none—I repeat, none—of my girls knew that they had a Heavenly Mother. They were so amazed and pleased. Please consider allowing women to pray in General Conference. It may seem like such a small thing, but women must know that there need be no intermediary (men) in order to pray to God, and that we are allowed to pray in public too, without feeling shy or unworthy to speak for a group of Saints gathered together.  

I have a testimony of the Restoration and of my divine worth, and I fully believe that God "will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the kingdom of God." We are a changing Church, always getting better, and I love that.

Thank you again for all you do. We pray for you.

 Love from the Marshall Islands


  1. perfect case of inequality that can be helped by the EXAMPLE of the leaders. This is a big issue around the world with members on all levels.

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  3. I hope Sister Dalton reconsider's this comment (at last weeks BYU devotional)


    when she reads this letter