What Is Job's Daughters?

by Midnight Freemason Contributor
Judy Gordon

It isn’t sufficient just to want—you’ve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.

~Franklin D Roosevelt

There is an organization that is very near and dear to my heart. I’ve spoken of the group many times, but I have not actually told you about it. First of all, let me begin by asking you, what have you gotten out of Freemasonry? What has Freemasonry given you? Perhaps FRIENDSHIP, SELF-CONFIDENCE, LEADERSHIP SKILLS, PUBLIC SPEAKING ABILITY. Well, I ask you, why not give a young lady between the ages of eleven (10) and twenty (20) the same opportunity to gain these important skills by exposing them to our fabulous organization, JOB'S DAUGHTERS?

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Obviously, you continue to be a member of your Lodge because you have found something rewarding about your involvement in the Masonic Fraternity and have a strong commitment to your organization. I too share the same commitment to Job's Daughters. It is a privilege to help create a greater awareness of our Order, because I believe Job's Daughters offers valuable lessons in life to the young women of today.

Job’s Daughters is the only youth group that has to have a Masonic relationship in order to join this group. These girls plan and execute their own projects and fun activities. They help those who may not be able to help themselves. They offer scholarships to further their education, and they meet other young ladies from around the world and will make friendships that will last a lifetime. Personally I can attest to that statement as I am still friends with the young lady that was initiated with me.

Without the Masonic relationship, the females in my family would not have had the opportunity to have been affiliated with this wonderful youth organization …At the end of the meeting, the girls say the Mother’s Father’s and Guardians prayer—“Bless and protect, we pray Thee, the Master Masons who give us heritage.”15 And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren. Job 42:15 (KJV)

For more information www.iljd.org or www.jobsdaughtersinternational.org/index.html

Judy Gordon considers herself a York Rite Child. She's very active in Job's Daughters. She's the Past Honored Queen, and Bethel Guardian of Bethel No. 55, Pekin (IL). She received the Cryptic Masons Masonic Youth Leadership Award along with her husband, Ray Gordon in July 2007. She's also Past Matron of the Morton Chapter No. 974 (IL) of the Order of the Eastern Star and Historian of the Emblem Club No. 424 of Pekin (IL) Ray and Judy have two (soon to be three) grandkids, and a very spoiled dog, Reggie (who incidentally volunteers as a Therapy Dog at local hospitals and nursing homes.)

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