Sisters were not only given the charge to care for the poor and the needy, but to instruct one another. These sisters are listening to Emma give instructions.
When sisters fell ill, the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo were there to care for the needs of their sisters. This is one of the stories of such an incident. I think this is the only picture I took of Eliza, so she's the one to the far right with the book in her hand.
Sisters gathered together to help one another in the work of the kingdom. Facing the camera are Margaret Cook, the seamstress, who worked with Sarah Granger Kimball to sew the shirts for the brethren of the temple and Jane Manning, who donated a red hen that wouldn't stay with the donations, so they gave Jane the charge of raising the hen and providing for the needs of the poor.