“Important things have always happened in temples and always will. Making the personal changes and sacrifices necessary to obtain a temple recommend are worth it so that we might enter the place the Lord refers to as His house, a place that He has accepted, a place where He has placed His name, a place where He has promised to 'manifest myself to my people in mercy.'”
Elder Haynie encourages us to prepare and be worthy to hold a temple recommend and serve in the House of the Lord.
Elder Haynie teaches us about the blessings we receive as individuals, families, as a church, and as a nation when we pay a full and honest tithe. As members of the Church pay a full tithe, the Lord will 'open the windows of heaven' and 'pour... out a blessing' that will exceed our capacity to receive.
Temple marriage is a sacred privilege and obligation, and is the foundation of an eternal family and exaltation in the Lord's kingdom. Elder Shayne M. Bowen relates his own experience of being sealed to his wife in the Idaho Falls temple and his gratitude for Heavenly Father's plan of happiness.
The Lord has made it clear that every worthy young man is under priesthood obligation to serve a full-time mission and that sisters may choose to do likewise. Preparation, in its many facets, for this period of faithful service begins well before one’s eighteenth or nineteenth birthday.
Elder Ardern counsels us how we can better prepare our children to serve a mission.
Do we understand the eternal blessings of Temple and Family History work? Are we facing challenges performing this vital work of salvation? Elder Shayne M. Bowen shares the inspiring story of a faithful sister who exemplifies Temple and Family History work and the great joy that comes from fulfilling this sacred responsibility for those who cannot do the work for themselves.