Grandma Knows

Grandma Knows

This past week we had the opportunity to do the baptism for Sandy’s grandmother, who left this life six years go. I knew going into it that it would be a tender moment for Sandy but I was quite surprised that it ended up being the same for me. It left me to ponder, after it was done, and as we walked out of the temple we had a very interesting conversation that ended with the question: “Does Grandma know?” Too often the thought of death is one we avoid. The natural man tends to think of death with greatClick to continue…

A Family Temple Day

A Family Temple Day

We are looking to engage family in the work of family history through organizing a Family Temple Day in December 2016. The purpose of this day would be to advance the completion of family ordinance work. Wherever you are and whatever temple closest to you that you can attend would be all you would need if we coordinate the family names needing work. For example, I presently have about 148 family ordinances in my possession that need to be completed. All ordinance work must be done in order. In November, we are going to complete the baptisms, confirmations and initiatoryClick to continue…

Family History through the Lens of the Temple

Family History through the Lens of the Temple

Well, it finally happened: I received a call to be a Family History Consultant. It will be my responsibility now to help my neighbors work with Family Search and learn the art of family history. While that doesn’t come packaged with any fear for me I am concerned about doing it right. I felt a little panicked as I thought about it a little bit when I considered that I myself have really just plowed my way through working on family history – I haven’t really been trained. So I was relieved to almost immediately receive an email from theClick to continue…