January is the time we set resolutions for the new year—make one of yours to Find a name, Take it to the temple, and Teach someone else to do the same.
There is a reason behind my challenge: There is so much good that comes when you experience the Spirit of Elijah for yourself first, before you work with others.
When you are able to find your own names to take to the Temple, your ever-growing testimony of this work will enable you to more effectively help others in their efforts to experience the same joy.
I encourage you to capture both halves of the blessings of the temple in 2016 by making Find, Take, and Teach part of your life.
Elder Quentin L. Cook made this promise: “As an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ, I leave my blessing upon you, with a promise: that if you look beyond the bonds of time and mortality and help those who cannot help themselves, you’ll be blessed with more closeness and joy in your family, and with the divine protections afforded those who are faithful in his service.”
You can watch a video of his promise and find out more about how to Find, Take, and Teach. May you be blessed in your efforts this coming year as you work on this great cause to fulfill your divinely appointed responsibility to discover members of your family and submit their names for temple ordinances. I know you will be blessed in your efforts!
Steve Rockwood is the managing director of the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.