Brother and Sister Don and Glenda Evans from Calgary have been called as the new Area Family History Advisers. Please join us in welcoming them and helping them as they start their new calling. We know they would appreciate our prayers.
For us this means a sad farewell. We have served for just over 5 years, and had a wonderful time. What will we remember most? Will it be all the exciting new resources for FH? Will it be all the updates and changes? Will it be combining IOUs? No, it will be each of you! We appreciate your special spirit. We appreciate your faith, courage, patience, and determination. We have met thousands of wonderful people. There is a special spirit that comes when we teach and talk about Temple work and Family History. We will miss the abundance of that spirit that we have felt. We have a testimony of the importance of this great work. We look forward to doing more of our own Family History! We send our love and best wishes to each of you.
For the next few weeks we will be working with Brother and Sister Evans during a transition period. Brother and Sister Evans are wonderful and well qualified for the work.
We will let them introduce themselves.
Farewell, Peter and Linda
Hello Fellow Subscribers,
As with many opportunities to serve in the church, we accept this calling with feelings of inadequacy and excitement at the same time. We very much look forward serving the Lord in this work that is such a significant part of the plan of salvation. The world of genealogy is going through massive change – particularly with continued technology advances lending so much to new opportunities for research and record keeping. FamilySearch will continue to evolve its resources as well, with the coming of Family Tree as an example.
We know there will be a chorus of thank-yous for the Darbys and the work they’ve done so diligently over the past six years, and we add ours to that chorus as well! They have left a rich legacy that will be drawn on for many years.
For the sake of establishing our roots, Glenda was born and raised in Australia with her ancestry going back to England, and has been involved with her research for many years. Don is a native Albertan with his ancestors coming to Ontario from all parts of the United Kingdom.
It’s fortunate that the calling has come to us at this time of year. The summer months will give us time to get up to speed and prepare for visits throughout Alberta. The most exciting event on our itinerary will be the opening of the Calgary Temple this October. We look forward to connecting with the 23 Stake Presidents and their assigned High Councillors and having the opportunity to catch their vision for family history work in their stakes.
Again, our sincere thanks to Peter and Linda for their diligent attention to this work and we wish them nothing but health and success in their continued church service. We look forward to playing our role in the Lord’s work and assisting all of you in your efforts. And we look forward to meeting all of you in the coming months…
Don and Glenda