Family History and Missionary Work
We did a branch activity on family history. A poster about the activity was on our bulletin board in our meeting place. An investigator meeting with the missionaries in the building saw the poster on his way out of the building, after telling the missionaries that he was not interested. He then went back and asked the missionaries if the church was involved in genealogy. He asked the missionaries if they could do a presentation of the church’s genealogical involvement to a group of people. We put together a slide presentation using pictures and information found on the Church’s websites including information on the Church itself and family history. About 30 people from the town of Polna listened to our presentation and took printouts about family history and publications about the Church, including two copies of the Book of Mormon.
The Blessings Were Huge
I just got called as a FamilySearch support missionary and although I don’t know a lot about FH I have a passion for it. My mother died before I joined the church and I’ve been able to stand in the Temple on her behalf. That feeling has inspired me to help others start their own family history. Recently I was able to help my RS President, a recent convert, to register on and start using newfamilysearch.org and the blessings were huge. I was able to be baptized for some of her ancestors! I’d love to help in any way I can to further the work of our Lord as I believe missionary work for the dead is every bit as important as missionary work for the living.
Research Wiki Benefits Everyone
A recent blog post is an example of a genealogical success story, thanks to the FamilySearch Research Wiki. A lot of people have worked on the article that this blogger directly benefited from. In this case at least twelve different people contributed to the article. There is a lot that can be said but I’ll leave it with thanks, and keep up the great work. http://leavesfortrees.blogspot.com/2012/06/follow-friday-familysearch-wiki.html.
Share your success stories with us and other consultants and leaders here on the blog. We’d love to hear from you!