We believe that our leaders at the general level appreciate hearing from the membership they serve. With the good information we can provide them through sharing our feelings and life experiences, they can seek revelation and be inspired with ways to help and guide us.
When addressing a letter to the First Presidency, it is generally preferred to work with your Stake President and have him send a letter with you or on your behalf. By partnering with your Stake President in the letter, there may be a better chance of having your letter seen by the First Presidency or their secretary rather than be returned unopened to your local leader. This procedure follows the instructions spelled out in the Handbook of Instruction Vol 2 section 21.1.24.
Letters to other general authorities or auxiliary leaders are more likely to be delivered to them personally. Address instructions are listed below.
In your letter to a General church leader, you might consider including any of the following:
We recommend the tone of the letters you send to be kind, respectful, expressing faith, and asking for help. The letters need not be excessively long. We encourage your sincerity when sharing personal experiences.
As this action has a focus on writing letters to the general leaders of the Relief Society, Young Women and the Primary, we include their contact info and address formatting information here:
Relief Society General Presidency: President Jean Bingham, Sister Sharon Eubank, Sister Reyna Aburto
Young Women General Presidency: President Bonnie Cordon, Sister Michelle Craig, Sister Becky Craven
Primary General Presidency: President Joy Jones, Sister Lisa Harkness or Sister Cristina Franco
[City, State, Zip]
[Name of Recipient]
[Title/Organization (EG President of the General Relief Society)]
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
76 North Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Dear Sister [Insert Name]:
[Body of your message goes here]
[Your printed name]