Relief Society

Relief Society
Boca Raton Ward — Relief Society — South Florida — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Family History Miracle

A few weeks ago our family went up the temple using our own family history names.  We only had a couple to do, and I was soon going to run out.  I said a prayer while I was in the temple that I would be able to find more from this particular family.  It had been so difficult to find any, and I really felt a great joy from doing our own family history names.  I didn't want it to end.

When we got home from our trip, I was very surprised to see an email from a stranger.  She said that she had seen an old picture that I had posted on the internet, and wanted to know if I was related to... guess who... the very same family that we had just gone to the temple for.

You could call it a coincidence, or you could call it a miracle.  I like to believe that there are no such things as coincidences.

It was a humbling and exciting experience for me, and in the course of a week in correspondence with this lady, I now have pages and pages of family names that I never had.  What a blessing!

Our Stake President inspired me to start on our family history.  I'm so glad I did.  I always thought this was something you did when you were retired, and had time on your hands.  I would have missed out on so many exciting experiences if I had done that.  The fire has been lit!

Come and join us THIS THURSDAY, and GET YOUR FIRE LIT, as we work on our family history together for our Mid-week activity!  7 to 9 p.m.

Sister Candi L.

1 comment:

  1. The activity we had last night was nice. The family history consultants were very helpful in helping one of our sisters transliterate Chinese to English characters. I know they didn't know they would have to do that last night! We also had a new convert sister start her own family history.

    Thanks to everyone who came, and the refreshments were delicious!