Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Family history

  • "Set a personal goal to help prepare as many names for the temple as baptisms you perform in the temple."

    —Neil L. Andersen, "Find Our Cousins!"
    Topics: Family history

  • "There is something powerful in searching out someone who needs temple ordinances, learning who they are, and then being part of their receiving these sacred ordinances. This is how you become “saviors on Mount Zion.” There is a joy and satisfaction that is only understood through spiritual feelings. We are linked to them forever."

    —Neil L. Andersen, "Find Our Cousins!"
    Topics: Family history

  • "Ordinances for our deceased ancestors are now performed vicariously in 141 temples throughout the world! There is no other way to offer salvation to our ancestors who died without a knowledge of the gospel!"

    —Russell M. Nelson, "Catch the Wave"
    Topics: Family history

  • "Make covenants and receive ordinances for yourself. Then steadily and consistently work to provide ordinances in the temple for your own ancestors."

    —Richard G. Scott, "Personal Strength through the Atonement of Jesus Christ"
    Topics: Family history

  • "The Lord made it very clear at the start of this last dispensation that we were to take the gospel to all the world. … Whatever our age, capacity, Church calling, or location, we are as one called to the work to help Him in His harvest of souls."

    —Henry B. Eyring, "We Are One"
    Topics: Family history

  • "The Lord will bless us as we attend to the sacred ordinance work of the temples. Blessings there will not be limited to our temple service. We will be blessed in all of our affairs."

    —Boyd K. Packer, "The Holy Temple"
    Topics: Family history

  • "We each can learn much from our early pioneer ancestors, whose struggles and heartaches were met with resolute courage and an abiding faith in a living God."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Teaching Our Children"
    Topics: Family history, Prophetic Messages

  • "Family history is not simply an interesting program or activity sponsored by the Church; rather, it is a vital part of the work of salvation and exaltation. You have been prepared for this day and to build up the kingdom of God. You are here upon the earth now to assist in this glorious work."

    —David A. Bednar, "The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn"
    Topics: Family History

  • "[The Spirit of Elijah is] a manifestation of the Holy Ghost bearing witness of the divine nature of the family."

    —Russell M. Nelson, "A New Harvest Time"
    Topics: Family History

  • "May we stand together as pioneers of today, always seeking the help of God to guide our families. May we learn from the past the importance of honoring our parents, grandparents, and forefathers, and may we find the strength and courage to face our future as they faced theirs."

    —M. Russell Ballard, "Pioneer Faith and Fortitude—Then and Now"
    Topics: Pioneers, Family History, Family