You can host your own indexing activity to get the youth excited about family history.
“We want to see who you want to become, who you desire to become, and what you desire your life to look like.” Debbie Angelos
“Youth are part of a battalion, as President Nelson taught; no one needs to feel alone. We are together.” Stephen W. Owen, Young Men General President
These guidelines should be shared with youth and their parents before their first interviews.
“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)
“You don’t have to push a handcart to be a pioneer. Maybe you are the pioneers in your family.”
Many of the British Columbia host families expressed immediate bonding with their visitors and while they greatly enjoyed the inspirational music, they treasured most the time spent with their new friends. It’s a great trust to send children into the homes of strangers, but with the discretion of Bishops, the Spirit, our shared faith and values, it works out well.
Several hundred youth join youth of other faiths in a local community project to assist children in Haiti.
“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.
“It’s a great opportunity to have the temple not far from my house, so I can go when I want and have the experience to feel the Holy Ghost.”