“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.