Saviors on Mount Zion
By President Gordon B. Hinckley
We literally become saviors on Mount Zion. What does this mean? Just as our Redeemer gave His life as a vicarious sacrifice for all men, and in so doing became our Savior, even so we, in a small measure, when we engage in proxy work in the temple, become as saviors to those on the other side who have no means of advancing unless something is done in their behalf by those on earth.
Closing Remarks - October 2004
The Holy Temple
By President Boyd K. Packer
Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Our labors in the temple cover us with a shield and a protection
No work is more of a protection to this Church than temple work and the family history research that supports it. No work is more spiritually refining. No work we do gives us more power. No work requires a higher standard of righteousness… So come to the temple—come and claim your blessings. It is a sacred work.
Adapted from Preparing to Enter the Holy Temple (booklet, 2002)
Duplicated Temple Ordinances
Which Baptism, Endowment or Sealing counts? The first? The 12th? The last?
Data Errors - Big Deal?
Children sealed to parents before the parents are born - okay?
Person enter as and Male and also a Female, then married to each other - okay?
Sister entered as a male, then ordained as an Elder - okay?
What is the difference between a Family History Consultant and a Temple and Family History Consultant?
Gatherers in the Kingdom For Consultants
Our primary responsibility is to help others learn how to follow the Spirit and focus on the temple as they find their ancestors, take them to the temple, and teach others to do the same. This should be done through one-on-one personalized experiences.
...temple and family history consultants will take family history from:
- Being thought of as a technical and clerical experience to a highly spiritual experience that begins with prayer.
- Big classes and group activities to individual experiences within families.
- One-time efforts or events to ongoing efforts with families.
Emphasize that this work is not about the number of family members found as much as it is about finding individuals and ensuring all of their work is done.
What questions need to be asked before performing temple ordinances for family names?
THE FOLLOW STATEMENTS SHOULD BE TRUE TO PERFORM ORDINANCE WORK
- There are no unresolved Data Problems
- There are no Permissions Required issues
- You Are Related (Chart showed family connections)
- There is One or More Sources
- No Possible Duplicates were found
Are data-mining tools like "Take a Name" and "Ordinances Ready" Good, Bad or Both?
Family Tree - Ordinances Ready - my results showing how many passed the five questions above:
Baptisms and Confirmation - 2 out of 5
Initiatory - 4 out of 5
Endowment - 1 out of 1
Sealing to Parents - 6 out of 10
Sealing to Spouse - 1 out 5
Total - 14 out of 26 were good to take to the temple
How many hours a week or per month do you have to spend on temple and family history work?