RootsTech Conference

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

World Wide Indexing Event

We've got two more days until the world wide indexing event to reach the goal of 100,000! I am so excited and I hope that we reach this goal! In my Sunday school class on Sunday we had a family history lesson, and the spirit was strong. Family history is a very tender experience and I felt my testimony grow. Just listening to other youth talk about it. Indexing is serving such a great purpose. We need these records to connect our family trees. There are some really good quotes from David A Bednar.

An Apostolic Invitation: Elder David A. Bednar                                                                                    “I now invite the attention of the young women, young men, and children of the rising generation as I emphasize the importance of the Spirit of Elijah in your lives today. …
“Many of you may think family history work is to be performed primarily by older people. But I know of no age limit described in the scriptures or guidelines announced by Church leaders restricting this important service to mature adults. …
“It is no coincidence that FamilySearch and other tools have come forth at a time when young people are so familiar with a wide range of information and communication technologies. Your fingers have been trained to text and tweet to accelerate and advance the work of the Lord—not just to communicate quickly with your friends. The skills and aptitude evident among many young people today are a preparation to contribute to the work of salvation.
“I invite the young people of the Church to learn about and experience the Spirit of Elijah. I encourage you to study, to search out your ancestors, and to prepare yourselves to perform proxy baptisms in the house of the Lord for your kindred dead (see D&C 124:28–36). And I urge you to help other people identify their family histories.
“As you respond in faith to this invitation, your hearts shall turn to the fathers. The promises made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob will be implanted in your hearts. Your patriarchal blessing, with its declaration of lineage, will link you to these fathers and be more meaningful to you. Your love and gratitude for your ancestors will increase. Your testimony of and conversion to the Savior will become deep and abiding. And I promise you will be protected against the intensifying influence of the adversary. As you participate in and love this holy work, you will be safeguarded in your youth and throughout your lives."
What David A. Bednar said is true. Family history is an amazing work. I hope that every one will participate in the World Wide Indexing event, there are few things better that you could do with your time.  So take 10 minutes and do an indexing batch. 

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy to hear how this has impacted your testimony. I bet Elder Bednar would love that you are breaking the age barrier. Love ya girl.