We hadn’t intended to write this article. We are away from home helping family and already had an article ready for you. We are busy and enjoying our grandchildren!
But . . . there were so many exciting things in the first day of General Conference that we wanted to make sure that you heard the news regarding Temple and Family History:
- Six new temples were announced -
- Provo – yes there is already one there, now there will be two! The new temple will be in the restored Provo Tabernacle that was severely damaged by fire in December 2010. http://newsroom.lds.org/ has a picture of the new Provo Temple.
- Columbia gets a second temple at Barranquilla to go with the one already in Bogota
- Durban, South Africa which means a second temple for South Africa (already one at Johannesburg)
- Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa.
- Star Valley in Wyoming (western Wyoming)
- Paris, France – although this news was “leaked” out since last conference
- A fund to assist those who live a long way from a temple so that they can attend once. This Temple Patron Assistance Fund (at least I think that was the title) will accept donations to help first time temple attendees from remote areas.
- Elder Bednar gave an exciting talk on youth and Family History in the afternoon session and announced the new Family History website for youth. For a partial summary see http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/61513/Elder-David-A-Bednar-The-hearts-of-the-children-shall-turn.html
He showed a Family History website for youth. The address given was (I believe) lds.org/familyhistoryyouth but familysearch.org/ldsyouth also works
As I didn’t hear every talk of every the morning and afternoon sessions perhaps I missed some Temple and Family History news? If so, please add through the comments.
Hope you too are having a glorious weekend!