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    Celebrating Sister Missionaries

    At the April 1918 Relief Society general conference, Emmeline B. Wells looked back over 20 years of sister missionary work with great satisfaction. As a young woman in Nauvoo, she said, she had “the greatest desire in the world” to serve a mission—even though she was sick and poor and only men were called on missions at the time. “I never expected then,” she said, “that I would see the day when the women would be called to go abroad and teach and preach the gospel. But I am very glad that I have lived to see that day.”

    Quoted in Amy Brown Lyman, “General Conference of the Relief Society,” Relief Society Magazine, June 1918, 327