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Monday, March 21, 2016

Provo City Center Temple Dedication Challenges Member Involvement in Family History

In speaking at the first session of the dedication of the new Provo City Center Temple in Provo, Utah, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, renewed the challenge expressed by Elder Dale G. Renlund, also a member of Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. What is the challenge?

Here is a quote from the LDS ChurchNews article entitled, "Elder Renlund at RootsTech 2016 Family Discovery Day: Combine family history with temple blessings" dated 6 February 2016.
Elder Renlund added his own voice as a testimony and broadened the scope of the Apostolic temple challenge and issued a promise: “Brothers and sisters, I promise you protection for you and your family as you take this challenge, to ‘find as many names to take to the temple as ordinances you perform in the temple, and teach others to do the same.’”
At the Provo City Center Temple dedication, Elder Oaks issued the same challenge. The question for each of us to answer is whether we take this challenge seriously and begin to learn what it is that we have to do to accept the challenge.

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