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As a Family History Consultant you are the key to helping members with their Family History and Temple Work.  By the time you finish your training you will be an incredibly valuable resource to the members of your ward family.

As you engage in your calling, your job is to help and assist your ward members — to help them identify their ancestors, link those ancestors into families, and provide temple ordinances for them. You are their principal source for family history help.

Members have three basic temple and family history responsibilities:

  1. Receive their own temple ordinances and teach and encourage immediate family members to receive them.
  2. Hold a current temple recommend and, where possible, attend the temple regularly.
  3. Participate in family history work and provide temple ordinances for their ancestors.

Your job is to assist them with the third item on the list.  And, as you do so, you’re entitled to the Lord’s blessings and guidance as indicated by President Monson below.

It’s our sincerest hope that you receive much joy and fulfillment as you pursue and magnify your calling.

Helping Ward Members

“Your job is to help members, whatever their circumstance, to learn the basics. Help them feel the Spirit participating successfully in temple and family history work. Help them reap the blessings of that participation in their families.”  — President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Training for Family History Leaders

Encouraging Ward Members

“Our efforts to promote temple and family history work should be such as to accomplish the work of the Lord, not to impose guilt on his children…. Our effort is not to compel everyone to do everything, but to encourage everyone to do something.” — Elder Dallin H. Oaks, “Family History: ‘In Wisdom and Order,’ ” Ensign, June 1989, page 6

The Lord Will Help You

“Remember that this work is not yours and mine alone. It is the Lord’s work, and when we are on the Lord’s errand, we are entitled to the Lord’s help. Remember that whom the Lord calls, the Lord qualifies.” — President Thomas S. Monson, Ensign, May 1996, page 44

May the Lord bless you as you fulfill your calling.

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