Boulevard Ward - Sis. Sutherland presenting a young women bookmark to Jordane Medley.
Tara-Lee Brown receiving her Young Women necklace and pendant from Sis. Mellisa Lafayette.
From left to right - Christina Richards, Kamala Glanville and Jihan Johnson from the Constant Spring Ward.
Portmore Ward - Young Women and their leaders.
Boulevard Ward new young woman making a presenter at the launch of New Beginnings.
The young women programme of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is geared towards helping young women all over the world to have an increased focus on Jesus Christ and to stand for truth and righteousness. All over Jamaica and in various branches across the Kingston region young women, their leaders, the parents of young women and supporters from the local congregations joined together to hold what they call New Beginnings.
During the first couple months of each New Year a New Beginnings is kept to introduce the new young women who will join the young women programme in the present New Year. The New Beginnings serves as a programme which outlines the integration of young women as they begin their personal progress in becoming outstanding young adults. The new young women are introduced to the five year programme starting from 12 years old which helps to track both their spiritual and temporal growth during that period.
During these five years in the young women programme, the young women learn about faith, their divine nature, their individual worth, the importance of knowledge, choice and accountability, good works, integrity, and virtue. Their motto lead them to believe that as they come to accept and act upon these values they will be prepared to strengthen their homes and families; eventually enjoying the blessing of exaltation.