Genealogy from the perspective of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, LDS)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

New Tools to Help With Work of Salvation

The Church News in an article by R. Scott Lloyd entitled, "Church Announces New Tools to Help with Work of Salvation," reported on the recent meeting held at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah on the closing day of #RootsTech 2016. The meeting featured a panel consisting of Elder Allan F. Packer, General Authority Seventy and Executive Director of the Family History Department, Elder Brent H. Nielson, General Authority Seventy and Executive Director of the Missionary Department, and Elder Kent F. Richards, General Authority Seventy and Executive Director of the Temple Department.
Several new resources were introduced during the session:
  • From the Missionary Department, two new pamphlets that missionaries will use in teaching investigators and retaining them as new members of the Church.
  • From the Temple Department, the newly offered ability for Church members to print ordinance cards at home before going to the temple to perform the ordinance work. [See related story.]
  • From the Family History Department, a “beginner card” named “Strengthening Eternal Family Bonds through Temple Service: Start Building Your Family Tree,” and an accompanying online experience.
  • Also from the Family History Department, the newly offered ability to enter names, pictures, and stories from the My Family pamphlet that has been available for several years into The new tool is now available in 42 languages.
 I suggest that you may wish to read the entire article to understand the changes to the existing programs.

1 comment:

  1. I'm pleased about the emphasis on FH with missionaries because I think it will move the youth past the Green Icon hunting and into more actions it is necessary to know, perform and teach regarding family history, like researching and attaching sources.