Friday, October 11, 2013

Amazing experience! And my new interest!


Geoff's little sister Jenny is preparing to go through the temple and it is very exciting! Her bishop recommended that she go do baptisms each week to help prepare. I am so honored that she asked me to go with her! Going to the temple every week has been an amazing experience! Being endowed myself, they prefer you to do as they call it "the work upstairs" BUT they gladly let you in if you have family names :) So my new-found love is family history! And I have made a goal to take at least one name a week and as of now I have exceeded my goal!
  As you may recall, last year we had about 6 visiting teaching lessons in a row on doing your family history. Well on the last lesson I finally took the hint. I got on familysearch to see what it was all about. And, with both parents as converts to the church, I had a little bit of a family tree but not much. I really don't know anything. I am the farthest thing from the little old lady in the family history center but it is exciting and I love doing work in this life that will have a wonderful effect in the next.
  It has also been so many years since I did baptisms! I love the renewed feeling I get each time. It really makes me think about and prepare for the sacrament each week. I hope we keep the tradition up after Jenny goes through so I can enjoy the other temple blessings each week as well. I love it! Nothing feels better than leaving the world outside and stepping through the quite peaceful doors of the temple.
If you have not been to the temple in a while I encourage you to do so soon! And if you have never taken a family name get on familysearch and say a prayer! It is amazing! I promise!

Treasures in Heaven

President Boyd K. Packer
“When we research our own lines we become interested in more than just names or the number of names going through the temple. Our interest turns our hearts to our fathers—we seek to find them and to know them and to serve them.
“In doing so we store up treasures in heaven.”
President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “Your Family History: Getting Started,” Liahona and Ensign, Aug. 2003, 17.

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