Help-Wanted-Sign.jpgA short break from my regular series.

Years ago I knew Kathy Pullins when she was in charge of the BYU Womens’ Conference.  One thing that struck her is that President Hinckley told her that the Church needed leadership from the women in the Church and that it was pressing on him.

In general conference this weekend that message was repeated to an extent about how we needed women who were educated, who could administer and who were skilled.

Two questions:

First, how do we encourage women in those roles in spite of cultural forces to the contrary?

Second, how do we nourish them and raise them up?

It seems like I might be putting the order wrong, but it seems to me that unless we encourage women in these roles we aren’t going to get very far attempting to prepare them for those roles.

What do you think?