Wilford Woodruff: Temple and Family History Work
As most of the LDS readers know, this year we are studying the teachings of Wilford Woodruff, the 4th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In the January 2006 Ensign there was an article titled, Wilford Woodruff: Contending for the Faith. The article shares many inspiring quotes from this former prophet and I thought I would share his words on family history work.
Temple and Family History Work. “What is gold and silver; what are the riches of this world? They all perish with the using. We pass away and leave them. But if we have eternal life, if we keep the faith and overcome, we shall rejoice when we go upon the other side of the veil. I rejoice in all these things. There is hardly any principle the Lord has revealed that I have rejoiced more in than in the redemption of our dead; that we will have our fathers, our mothers, our wives and our children with us in the family organization, in the morning of the first resurrection and in the Celestial Kingdom. These are grand principles. They are worth every sacrifice.”
“We want the Latter-day Saints from this time to trace their genealogies as far as they can, and to be sealed to their fathers and mothers. Have children sealed to their parents, and run this chain through as far as you can get it.”
“No right feeling Latter-day Saint can think upon this subject without being thrilled with heavenly joy.”