Family History

    “A yearning for connection to our past can prepare an individual to receive the virtue of the word of God and fortify his or her faith.” (Elder David A. Bednar)
    “They Helped Others”
    “I have been praying all morning that someone would come!”
    I soon realized that the sacred pages of antique photos and rich stories that I had spent the last 65 years compiling were gathering dust on my bookshelves.
    “One day, when we look back at the seeming coincidences of our lives, we will realize that perhaps they weren’t so coincidental after all.” (President Thomas S. Monson)
    Those unable to attend the event can watch Elder and Sister Bednar’s remarks and other select presentations streamed live on the LDS.org home page starting at 9:30 a.m. MST on March 2, 2019.
    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.”