Barbara W. Winder Quotes

Barbara Ann Woodhead Winder (born May 9, 1931) was the eleventh general president of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1984 to 1990.

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Barbara W. Winder


The greatest help you will ever have in this life is the Holy Ghost! Cultivate him as a friend and constant companion.

Barbara W. Winder


As our knowledge is converted to wisdom, the door to opportunity is unlocked.

Barbara W. Winder


We can have unity in diversity and diversity in unity. We don't have to be like one another to enjoy sisterhood.

Barbara W. Winder


Peace can come to both the giver and the receiver as we follow the promptings of the Spirit to serve one another.

Barbara W. Winder


Developing a cheerful disposition can permit an atmosphere wherein one's spirit can be nurtured and encouraged to blossom and bear fruit. Being pessimistic and negative about our experiences will not enhance the quality of our lives. A determination to be of good cheer can help us and those around us to enjoy life more fully.

Barbara W. Winder


It is vital that each sister have visiting teachers,to convey a sense that she is needed, that someone loves and thinks about her. But equally important is the way the visiting teacher is able to grow in charity. By assigning our women to do visiting teaching, we give them the opportunity to develop the pure love of Christ, which can be the greatest blessing of their lives.

Barbara W. Winder


For me I feel close to the Savior when I can do in a small way for someone else, what He would do if He were there. In a way, that's what being an instrument in all about . . . to make it possible for His love to reach more of His children.

Barbara W. Winder