Sister Linda K. Burton, General President of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gave some inspiring council to young mothers and other busy LDS Church members relating to family history. “As we live—raising children, working jobs, caring for parents, fulfilling Church callings, and serving in our communities—we are putting together the puzzle of our lives, creating our own family history. Try adding small and simple things to intensify the Spirit of Elijah in your life and draw your family closer on both sides of the veil.”
She went on to say, “Think of the things you’re already doing and just make a small tweak. Piece by piece the puzzle will come together. If you don’t know how to fit in family history ask the Lord to help you.”
Here are a few ways you put her ideas to work:
Family Home Evening Fun
Energize your family with a fun family history lesson for family home evening. Visit LDS.org to discover lesson plans, videos, and activities that can help bring your family history to life.
It’s Sunday Afternoon—Help!
Sunday afternoon can feel like an eternity for parents AND children. Discover ideas for transforming those long afternoon hours into enriching family history time that will pay eternal dividends.
Discover Your Family Tree
Visit your family tree on FamilySearch.org to see what has already been added and preserved. You might find ancestor photos or stories that you’ve never seen before. What you find can be shared with family near and far. If your tree is a little thin, simple tools help you add what you know.
Sister Burton concluded, “He’ll (The Lord) show you the small and simple things that will draw your family closer together on both sides of the veil.”