Sister Mary N. Cook, First Counselor in the General Young Women Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said in April 2009, “Daily habits of righteous behavior will … help you to continually hold fast to the [iron] rod. As a Young Women general presidency we have invited all of the young women in the world to develop three daily habits: First, pray to your Father in Heaven, morning and night, every day. Second, read the Book of Mormon for at least five minutes every day. And third, smile! Why? We have the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, which brings us true happiness.”
In an effort to accept this call to action AND to better keep the words of today’s Apostles and Prophets at the forefront of our lives, we have created the “Smile Challenge” and invite LDS youth from around the world to join us.
All you have to do is:
1. Pray to your Heavenly Father every day, morning and night.
2. Read (at least) one chapter in the Book of Mormon every day.
3. Read or listen to one General Conference talk every day.
Conference talks are available here.
You can also join our Facebook group here.
(Youth leaders and other adults are certainly welcome to accept the challenge too!)