When we walk into the waters of baptism, we are also following in the footsteps of Jesus.
“Most of my immediate family and friends are not members of our faith, so it was especially meaningful for us to have them witness our civil union and help them feel included in the festivities of the day.” (Irene Caso)
“After my mother passed away, we realized we had horribly misjudged her. Then missionaries showed us there was a way to make amends.”
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.
The unexpected additional blessing was peace and quiet as I left the world behind and prepared to enter the Lord’s house.
“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)
“As soon as I walked through the doors of the temple, my pain was miraculously gone.”
“Over these many centuries, details associated with temple work have been adjusted periodically….” The First Presidency
“The experiences that I had with Bona are truly tender mercies from the Lord.”
One by one ministering should not be a rushed activity but be patiently personal.
“Let the dead speak forth anthems of eternal praise to the King Immanuel….” (Doctrine and Covenants 128: 22)
“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.”