In our recent General Conference Elder Richard G Scott said
“Any work you do in the temple is time well spent, but receiving ordinances vicariously for one of your own ancestors will make the time in the temple more sacred, and even greater blessings will be received. The First Presidency has declared, “Our preeminent obligation is to seek out and identify our own ancestors.”
Do you young people want a sure way to eliminate the influence of the adversary in your life? Immerse yourself in searching for your ancestors, prepare their names for the sacred vicarious ordinances available in the temple, and then go to the temple to stand as proxy for them to receive the ordinances of baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost. As you grow older, you will be able to participate in receiving the other ordinances as well. I can think of no greater protection from the influence of the adversary in your life.”
Since General Conference there has been an increase of students coming to the Family History Center and the Sunday labs. There is definitely excitement and enthusiasm for Family History here on campus at BYU Idaho.
The Family History Center provided a booth in the Manwaring Center by the skywalk to help students start their family history. You can also see posters all across campus inviting students to connect with their past at the Family History Center. You too can help increase the excitement for Family History work by following and sharing the Family History Center on Facebook and Twitter.