Accept the temple challenge

  • Join the Worldwide Temple Challenge

Purpose

Accept the worldwide challenge from Elder Neil L. Andersen to receive temple ordinances for your own ancestors.

Description

Elder Neil L. Anderson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has challenged Latter-day Saint youth to find the names of ancestors who need temple ordinances performed for them and to go to the temple to receive those ordinances. Plan an activity with the youth in your ward or branch to watch the new video about this challenge. After watching the video, invite the youth to use phones, mobile devices, or a computer to accept the challenge and add their names to the counter on templechallenge.lds.org. Counsel with your adult leaders about setting a goal as a ward or branch to help all the youth accept the challenge and complete the goal. Use the Youth Temple Challenge website to discuss the four steps needed to complete the goal. As a group, make a plan and set dates to help one another find family names on FamilySearch.org and then go to the temple to receive baptisms and confirmations for the people you have found. As you search for and find ancestors and go to the temple, consider documenting your experiences with photos and videos and sharing them on social media. You could post your photos and stories using the hashtag #TempleChallenge to inspire youth around the world to accept the challenge too. 

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