“Family history centers are now in our homes”. (Highlights from Elder Cook-April 2014)

The doctrine of the family in relation to family history and temple work is clear. The Lord in initial revelatory instructions referred to “baptism foryour dead.”13 Our doctrinal obligation is to our own ancestors. This is because the celestial organization of heaven is based on families.14 The First Presidency has encouraged members, especially youth and young single adults, to emphasize family history work and ordinances for their own family names or the names of ancestors of their ward and stake members.15 We need to be connected to both our roots and branches. The thought of being associated in the eternal realm is indeed glorious.

“Family history centers are now in our homes”.

Elder Quentin L. Cook, “Roots and Branches”. April 2014 General Conference.

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