Redeeming the Dead Redeemed Me

October 28, 2014  - by 

President Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles taught that “family history work has the power to do something for the dead. It has an equal power to do something to the living. Family history work . . . has a refining, spiritualizing, tempering influence on those who are engaged in it” (“Your Family History: Getting Started,” Ensign, Aug. 2003, 17).

Few examples are more powerful than the experience of Stephen Jezek, who struggled for many years with numerous addictions and was able to overcome them through faithful obedience to the commandments and a commitment to indexing. Learn about his touching story in this new video.

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  1. A great story. I believe in indexing, I know it’s a good way to spend your time. I have been doing it since we had to do it on cards from the film readers and if you think it’s hard, try doing it in a strange langluage, French in this case, and very interesting..