The Temple and You

“The Temple and You,” Friend, April 2020

Friend to Friend

The Temple and You

Friend Magazine, 2020/04 Apr

Illustrations by Jared Matthews

Before the Church was restored, many people believed that if someone in their family died without being baptized, they would never see them again. But because of the Restoration, we can be baptized for them in the temple. We can be sealed together for eternity!

Like Joseph Smith, you have also been chosen by Heavenly Father to do important work in your life. Some of that work can be done in temples. You can gather the names of your ancestors who were not baptized when they lived on earth. Then, after you receive a temple recommend, you can go to the temple and be baptized for them.

As you do this work, pray to Heavenly Father to guide you. Your ancestors can help you too. What an important and sacred blessing this will be for you and for them!

Some of you may not be able to do temple work now, but you will someday. Always remember that you are a child of God. He loves you perfectly.

Listen to the promptings of the Holy Ghost and get ready to go to the temple someday. Doing this will help you build a wonderful life for yourself and for your past, present, and future families. As you do the Lord’s work, He will help you. You are one of His most valiant spirits.