The Temple Challenge
October 2019

“The Temple Challenge,” Liahona, October 2019

The Temple Challenge

“The hearts of the children shall turn to their fathers” (Doctrine and Covenants 2:2).

The Temple Challenge

One Sunday my counselors and I visited a Church meeting. We gave talks about the temple and the special things that happen there. After the meeting, a 12-year-old boy named Colby came up to me and shook my hand. We chatted about the temple. Then I challenged him to find a family name to take to the temple.

A short time later, I got a letter from Colby. Here’s what Colby told me:

“I went home and found a new name. It turns out that I found my third great-grandfather!

“A while later I went to the temple and got baptized for him. It was really special because my brother got to baptize me and my dad got to confirm me for him.

“I felt a warm feeling inside that brought peace. I feel like what I did for my grandfather was really good because now he can go to the celestial kingdom to live with his family. For the whole rest of the day, I felt really good inside.

“I also found out that no one knows who my third great-grandpa’s parents were, so I can find their names and take them to the temple too!”

What an outstanding example Colby is! No matter how old you are, you can be an example to your family and friends. You can share the gospel with everyone you know—even your ancestors!