The Remnant Church Women's Council
The Women's Council of the Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was established in 2001. The mission of the Council is to aid the women of the Church in developing their spiritual gifts and talents for the building of Zion. To this end, the women of the council seek to provide special ministry, education, and fellowship opportunities for the women of the church each year.
The Council at the current time consists of: Blue Springs Branch - Pat Walsh and Brandy Lascoe; Bountiful Branch - Marci Damon (Chairperson); Center Branch - Connie Boswell and Melody Moore; and First Branch - Alisa Friedrich and Deborah Schuelke. Biographies are available at the bottom of this page.
The Remnant Women's Council welcomes suggestions for programming or activities that would be relevant to the council's mission. Contact church headquarters at (816) 461-7215.
The Women's Council would like to invite all the women of the church to become the mighty prayer warriors that they are capable of being. The council will list a monthly topic for you to pray for in your daily prayers. With faith and prayer, the Lord can do might works!
Pray for the Saints, Johny, and Sirinavas in Chodavaram and Darlapudi, India.
Women's Prayer Vigil - February 18th, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Check back on February 12th for more information!
Scroll Down to see the program for the Women's Prayer Vigil that will be held Feburary 18th at 9:00 AM!
Women's Prayer Vigil
Date: February 18th, 2017
Time: 9 AM Central Time or 9 AM local time
Women's Prayer Vigil Itinerary
Opening Hymn: 47 Heavenly Father, We Adore Thee!
Scripture Reading: Psalm 106:1, Doctrine & Covenants 6:15a,b
Devotional Story on Prayer:
A young couple received a note from their daughter’s Sunday school teacher. It stated that they had been studying prayer for the last month and was encouraging the parents to talk with their children about prayer and help them write down a prayer that they will say next Sunday in class. That afternoon, after lunch, Hannah’s mom and dad sat down at the kitchen table with a piece of paper and asked Hannah what she wanted to say in her prayer. Hannah sat quietly for several minutes. Finally, she said, “I want to start my prayer thanking God and letting him know I think he is really great. You know, like King David did in the Bible. But I don’t know any big words like that.”
Hannah’s mom smiled. “You don’t have to have big words, dear, you just have to truly want to talk to God.”
Hannah smiled back. “Oh, I know. We talked in class about Enos in the Book of Mormon who wanted to talk to God so badly that he hungered to pray and he ended up praying all day. What do you think the Scriptures meant when he hungered?” Hannah asked.
“Well,” Hannah’s dad started. “Do you remember the other day when we were cleaning out the attic and we didn’t stop for lunch, but kept working? Do you remember that you were hungry when we got done, and you didn’t want anything else but to eat?” Hannah nodded. “I think that is kind of what Enos felt like, only it wasn’t food that he wanted. He wanted time to talk to God. In fact, talking with God was so important that, at least this time, he talked to God all day in prayer.”
Hannah was not certain she had enough things to say to God that she could pray all day, but she did know that she really did want to talk to God. Hannah’s dad continued. “Hannah, do you know when and where you are supposed to pray?”
“Our teacher taught us that the Doctrine and Covenants says we are to pray in private and in public, out loud, and in our head, anywhere, and anytime,” commented Hannah.
“That is right,” said her dad. “Now that you know you want to talk to God, and you can do it anywhere and at any time, what do you want to say in your prayer for class?”
Hannah started, “I want to pray, ‘Dear God, thank you so much for everything you have given me. For my mom and dad, for my friends and family, for my home, for your love. You are really wonderful and I am glad you are God.’” Hannah paused and then continued. “Please help all the people that are sick, help my Sunday school teacher to teach us about you, and help me find my lost necklace tomorrow. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
Hannah’s mom looked at her. “That was a nice prayer, but dear, we have already looked for your necklace and couldn’t find it.”
“I know,” was Hannah’s response. “But we didn’t ask God, and he knows everything. He will help me find it. Besides, our teacher told us that God, just like our parents, wants to give us good gifts. Finding my necklace would be a good gift.”
Hannah ran off to play. Her parents pondered what Hannah had said. Hannah’s dad pulled the Bible off the shelf and began to look for the scripture Hannah was talking about. He found it in Luke 11:10 and 14. It read, “And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you…If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give good gifts, through the Holy Spirit, to them who ask of him.”
The next morning Hannah got up and began to look in her toy box. In the bottom of the box she found a small purse. When she opened the purse, she found her lost necklace! She went running to her mom. “Look what I found,” she shouted at her mom.
“Where did you find it, and how did you know where to find it?” asked Hannah’s mom. Hannah responded, “God showed me where to find it when I got up this morning, and I went to where he showed me, and found it!” Hannah put her necklace on and ran back upstairs to get dressed. While Hannah was getting dressed, her mother was thinking about what had just happened. These words came to her mind: “A child will lead them.” It was true. Hannah’s simple faith had lead her mother to realize that her faith needed some work, along with her prayer life. “This family is going to start and end each day in prayer,” she thought. A peace settled upon her as she began to make breakfast.
Topic – Pray for our children and youth
Scripture: Doctrine & Covenants 153:3
Time for prayers
Topic – Pray for our young families
Scripture: Joshua 24:15, Doctrine & Covenants 68:4c
Time for prayers
Topic – Pray for each other, the women of the church
Scripture: Mark 11:26, Doctrine & Covenants 105:5a
Time for prayers
Hymn: 518 Happy the Home When God Is There
Topic – Pray for the Priesthood
Scripture: I Peter 2:5, Doctrine & Covenants 132:3a
Time for prayers
Topic – Pray for Conference in April
Scripture: Mosiah 9:54, Doctrine & Covenants 162:9
Time for prayer
Topic – Pray for Zion
Scripture: Genesis 7:23, I Nephi 3:187
Time for prayers
Closing Hymn: 503 Blest Be the Tie That Binds