On February 28, 2019, Church leaders gave important guidelines to consider when organizing temple and family history work in a ward. The counsel given at this Temple and Family History Leadership Instruction meeting can help ward leaders and members coordinate their efforts and inspire others to connect with family and enjoy the blessings of the temple.
Elders Bednar, Stevenson, and Renlund each spoke at the meeting. Learn about creating simple family history plans for your ward; the inseparable connection between home, temple, and family; and using easily-accessible tools to connect members with their ancestors by clicking below. You can even watch as Elder Bednar leads an unscripted temple and family history coordination meeting with volunteer ward leaders.
Ward leaders are invited to clarify their ward’s temple and family history leadership pattern, develop a simple plan, and begin holding ward temple and family history coordination meetings.
The temple leads to family, and learning about family leads to the temple. Using the My Family: Stories That Bring Us Together booklet, and the FamilySearch Family Tree and Memories apps to help members make simple discoveries may be the most productive thing consultants can do in their efforts to help individuals and families.
Children are important contributors to the work of salvation. Family history provides children an opportunity to feel the influence of the Holy Ghost and become converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
On March 1, 2019, Elder and Sister Bednar also spoke to Church members about our role as the seed of Abraham in gathering Heavenly Father’s children.
As the seed of Abraham, we have a responsibility to help gather Heavenly Father’s children. Elder and Sister Bednar share simple ways that we can help others participate in temple and family history work.
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