Why a Mission Is Good for Women
“I believe the missionary movement among the women will be of untold value, causing the young women to realize the position which they hold in this the living Church of Jesus Christ, in the dispensation of the fulness of times. Missionary experiences will make our women of tomorrow better fitted for the duties that devolve upon them, by becoming spiritual aids to their husbands and giving an incentive to their children to understand the glorious gospel and live in sympathy with the great work of the future toward the preparation of this continent for the coming of our Lord and Master.
“Why should not our magazines which represent the women do something to encourage our women in the mission field and show the work that is being accomplished by women missionaries? It is clear to me that they should have a missionary section in their magazines.”
– Sister Edna Crowther, serving in the East Pennsylvania Conference, Eastern States Mission
(A round of applause, please, for Edna’s use of the term “women missionaries” rather than “lady missionaries.”)