One by one ministering should not be a rushed activity but be patiently personal.
“I think the youth of this generation have been saved for this time--to bring family history forward.”
“Let the dead speak forth anthems of eternal praise to the King Immanuel….” (Doctrine and Covenants 128: 22)
“Everybody deserves to be remembered.” (Elder Bradley D. Foster)
“Our son taught us, though, that family history is really a big puzzle that needs to be carefully examined and put together to form family groups.”
“When you do family history, it seems like they are not a number anymore—they are real people. You learn to love them.”
“What a wonderful opportunity to learn about genealogy, gardening, baking, service and so much more.”
“It seemed as though all the talks and lessons were inspired.”
“There was something about that first church visit. I left with a giddy-up feeling I hadn’t felt in years.”
I heard a voice speaking to me telling me to help my great grandmother to get baptized.
The Sabbath helps us turn to the Lord, to our families, to those in need.
Experiences and testimonies of Sisters serving in Canadian Missions
In 2015 the Glenwood Ward, in the Cardston Alberta Stake, did enough temple ordinances from their Family History research to have created a large stake.
“It is a relief to know that my documented ancestors have been offered the opportunity to accept baptism in the spirit world for later entry into the Kingdom of God.”
I looked up into the sky and wondered, what is in or above the clouds?”
“Theodore Brandley wasn't just a name or a black and white figure in a faded photo anymore—he was a person with whom they had just spent a wonderful evening making family memories in the present by learning about his past.”
“You don’t have to push a handcart to be a pioneer. Maybe you are the pioneers in your family.”
“As you respond in faith to this invitation, your hearts shall turn to the fathers.” - Elder David A. Bednar
Our stake president explained that all members, especially youth, would be more involved in wholesome pursuits as they engaged themselves in family history.
As they spoke, a very powerful impression came over me to take family history work seriously.
With the Lord's intervention, the blessings of ancestry and posterity would be preserved.
“Our leaders promise that we will be protected from the adversary as we are involved in family history work.”
Doing family history enriches my life as I learn of my ancestors whom the Saviour holds so dear.
Any work you do in the temple is time well spent, but receiving ordinances vicariously for one of your own ancestors will make the time in the temple more sacred, and even greater blessings will be received. The First Presidency has declared, ‘Our preeminent obligation is to seek out and identify our own ancestors’ (First Presidency letter, Feb. 29, 2012).
• To date, 593 indexers in the Calgary Alberta West Stake have indexed over 370,500 names.