by Tiffany Tolman
Within weeks of my son’s twelfth birthday, he received the priesthood, got a temple recommend, and completed a family history course with his youth group. After one of his activities, he showed me the list of names he had discovered and immediately took me to FamilySearch to demonstrate how easy it was to find more. As a family, we took those names to the temple and completed the work. Even at a young age, my son recognized that he could be part of something amazing and he shared that work with us.
Just like my son showed me, we can all be part of something amazing as we get involved in family history work. At the recent RootsTech conference, Elder Dale G. Renlund reiterated the Lord’s promise that as we participate in family history work, we will be part of an important effort that will strengthen our families, protect us from worldly influences, and connect us across borders and generations in the work of salvation for all of God’s children.
Are You Up For the Challenge?
With the Find, Take, Teach emphasis of family history work, we are encouraged to find family names with tools like FamilySearch.org and My Family: Stories That Bring Us Together, take those names to the temple to perform sacred, binding ordinances, and then teach others the process so they can be part of something amazing too. As part of that work, prophets and apostles have issued an invitation to “prepare as many names for the temple as baptisms you perform in the temple and help someone else to do the same.”
An Amazing Work
Jesus Christ’s work is the work of salvation. He invites us to be part of this work through our efforts with family history. So if you want to join me and my son and be part of something amazing, accept the invitation to Find, Take, and Teach and feel these incredible blessings in your life.