Finding Relatives - Part 2

WHOO HOO!

I can't believe how excited I am!   After spending hours doing research I just printed up my formal request to perform temple ordinances for family members that I have found!

I honestly never thought that I would be able to to actually see the fruits of genealogy work (read previous post here).  But since I caught the bug, I seemed to be driven to research family names and details, and now I have really done it!  And, I'm happy to report that this may just be the beginning!  Hooray!

I firmly believe in the temple ordinances and blessings that are attached to them.  I believe that many people have passed to the other side without the information needed to make an informed decision on receiving the blessings of the gospel while in this life.  Performing the ordinances vicariously gives them the opportunity to receive the blessings of having eternal or forever families and living with Christ and Heavenly Father eternally.  I feel so honored to be the medium to give my relatives the opportunity for this if they choose.

Information on LDS.org gives more information:

Temples are places of learning. Their principal purpose is to provide ordinances necessary for the children of God to enable them to return to dwell with Him. Temple ordinances lead to the greatest blessings available through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. 

One ordinance received in the temple is called the endowment. The word endowment means “gift,” and the temple endowment truly is a gift from God. The ordinance consists of a series of instructions and includes covenants to live righteously and follow the requirements of the gospel. The endowment focuses on the Savior, His role in Heavenly Father's plan, and the personal commitment of each member to follow Him.
Another temple ordinance is celestial marriage. In this ordinance husband and wife are sealed to one another for eternity. A sealing performed in the temple continues forever if the husband and wife are faithful to the covenants they make.
People who have died without these essential gospel ordinances may receive those ordinances through the work done in temples. Acting in behalf of ancestors and others who have died, Church members are baptized and confirmed, receive the endowment, and participate in the sealings of husband to wife and children to parents.

Comments

Jodi said…
Okay you are an inspiration! I really need to get doing this. If YOU have time to do it, then I do too.
Maybe I will have to have you show me and I can watch how you do it and I will then be motivated!
Jodi said…
Okay you are an inspiration! I really need to get doing this. If YOU have time to do it, then I do too.
Maybe I will have to have you show me and I can watch how you do it and I will then be motivated!

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