Family History Area Office Missionary
Family History service opportunities are available for couples in ecclesiastical areas throughout the world. You do not have to be an expert in family history but if you wish to share the Spirit of Elijah and contribute with your family history experience, these are wonderful opportunities to do so by helping, training and giving assistance directly to members, family history workers, and leaders in their family history responsibilities.
Family History missionaries will help gather family history stories through the facilitation of family conversations. They will help teach leaders how to facilitate the sharing of stories in stakes and wards as part of their assignment. They will also teach members and family history workers how to use paper as well as computer resources to do family history and provide ordinances for ancestors.
- Experienced teacher
- People oriented
- Good communication skills
- Self-starters, creative and imaginative
- Good computer skills as a user, not a technology expert
- Experience using Church family history programs and sites such as www.familySearch.org, Family Tree and Indexing is an asset
- Foreign language ability is most welcome in all assignments but required for some assignments
Read about the experiences missionaries are having as they make a lasting impact in the area offices.
Elder and Sister Hatch
Philippines Area Office
A group of youth just came to our office from Claveria in the Laoag mission on their way to the temple today. We helped them print temple cards from the four generation sheets we left them just two weeks ago. It was a great experience to see instant results from our training. Their leaders, consultants and family history director were with them and it was a real treat for us to see them here so soon after teaching them about registering, filling out the pedigree sheet, and printing the FOR and temple cards. They are in the temple right now doing the work and will take the 13 hour bus ride back to their home in the morning. They are faithful people!
We love our experience thus far here in this country and time is flying by because we are so busy.
About an Area Office Mission
Area missionaries will help people learn to start with stories in their family history efforts by teaching them to have conversations with their families in their own homes. You will work with other Family History staff assisting and collaborating with them in different assignments but will have the opportunity to do some travelling. As part of this assignment, missionaries will provide support to family history consultants and others with family history callings in person as well as via the Internet and using specific computer programs. In such case, additional training will be provided.
For general information about these opportunities,
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