Blessings for Families Yesterday, Today, and Forever

Highlights from the 2015 Family Discovery Day


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Family Discovery Day was held February 14, 2015, as part of RootsTech in Salt Lake City, Utah. Apostles and other Church leaders testified of the blessings that come to our families and us today when we participate in the sacred work of redeeming our own ancestors.




Elder Quentin L. Cook

“As an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ I leave my blessing upon you with a promise that if you look beyond the bonds of time and of mortality and help those who cannot help themselves, you will be blessed with more closeness and joy in your family, and with the divine protections afforded those who are faithful in his service.”

Elder Neil L. Andersen

“This year let’s add eight words to the temple challenge: Prepare as many names for the temple as baptisms you perform in the temple, and help someone else to do the same.”

Elder Enrique R. Falabella

“We cannot expect blessings to simply fall in our laps. Blessings don’t have feet! We must go to them.”

Sister Linda K. Burton

“Keep doing the simple things that you do each day that make all the difference. You are doing family history as you create memories with your children.”

Brother Tad R. Callister

“As we share these faith-promoting experiences with our children and grandchildren, participate with them in doing ordinances for our deceased ancestors, and teach them through our examples, we give many worthy sermons without ever preaching.”

Sister Neill F. Marriott

“Family history work is the work of salvation, so, family history is clearly linked to the temple. As you find the names of ancestors to take to the temple, you join with the Savior and therefore become unified in His mission to “bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and [to open] the prison to them that [are] bound”