The benefits of family history for children
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Turn the hearts of your children to their fathers: 7 breathtaking benefits for kids

The blessings from family history for adults are becoming well known.

But what about the blessings for kids?

Can family history benefits start young?

Read on to find out!

Amazing family history blessings you can offer your children

Take time to hear what the Prophets and Apostles have to say

about the windfall of rewards available to our children.

Here are 7 of the many breathtaking blessings available for children

who get immersed in family history work.

Help your kids learn to “Hear Him”

I promise that as you increase your time in temple and family history work,

you will increase and improve your ability to hear Him.

President Russell M. Nelson

As you work to help your children identify how the Spirit speaks to them,

consider involving them in family history work.

President Nelson says that the Spirit of Elijah is “a manifestation of the Holy Ghost”.

As your children work in their family history,

the Holy Ghost will mentor them,

guide them

and make himself know to them in frequent and powerful ways.

They will become acquainted with him as they partner with the Spirit to do this important work.

Protect kids through family history work

“Do you young people want a sure way to eliminate the influence of the adversary in your life?

Immerse yourself in searching for your ancestors.”

Elder Richard G. Scott

As temptation and societal pressures swirl around your children’s heads,

this powerful protection is being offered to them.

You can introduce them to the joyful world of family history and give them a new shield.

Allow your children to heal and strengthen your family

“It is one of the most wonderful ways of solidifying a family around their faith

to realize that they’ve been serving their ancestors on the other side of the veil.”

President Russell M. Nelson

The family is under attack, both your individual family and the idea of family are being assaulted.

But as Elder Dale G. Renlund says

“The blessings of the temple . . . have a stunning capacity to heal.

Temple blessings can heal hearts and lives and families.”

It’s all hands-on deck time to defend this central unit of Heavenly Father’s plan.

Could your children be an effective part of that bulwark?


You can enlist their help by introducing them to the powerful protection of family history work.

Help your kids be a part of a momentous work

I witness that this latter-day work will destroy the powers of darkness

and bring about the salvation of the human family.

Elder David A. Bednar

Everyone wants to belong.

It’s a basic human need.

What better place for your children to belong than being a strong part of

God’s powerful Plan of Happiness.

You can help them be on the winning team.

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There are so many amazing blessing of turning the hearts of your children to their fathers

Show your children how to access joy through family history

As we participate in family history and temple work today, we also lay claim to . . .

increased joy through an increased ability to feel the love of the Lord.

Elder Dale G. Renlund

That feeling will be powerful.

When your child looks at the screen

and realizes that they just found a member of their own family who is in need of ordinance work.

It will be a memorable, heartwarming moment

that may make their eyes brim and their breath stop for a split second.

The Spirit will witness to them that what they just did was momentous, of eternal significance

and that He is so very happy with them for what they are doing.

A life-changing moment.

Prepare them for enhanced future Temple experiences

Receiving ordinances vicariously for one of your own ancestors

will make the time in the temple more sacred,

and even greater blessings will be received.

Richard G. Scott

Imagine it.

Your child’s heart immersed

in the Spirit of Elijah for years before they ever enter the doors of a Temple.

The refining, healing, protecting power of that spirit will have a profound influence on your child

and their future Temple experiences.

They will be better prepared by the direct influence of the Lord than by any other way.

Build their foundation for the future

As you participate in and love this holy work,

you will be safeguarded in your youth and throughout your lives.”

Elder David A. Bednar

Being fully engaged in the work of the Lord from a tender age

will establish habits that will be a strong safeguard in your child’s future.

When you children are young, they are more likely to listen to your counsel.

As they grow, the habit of feeling the Holy Spirit will seem normal to them

and losing that feeling of peace and rightness will be shocking and uncomfortable.

That is the best outcome possible.

Help your children reap family history rewards

Encouraging your children to begin their family history journey may seem like a small thing.

Or maybe you feel that your children is too small to begin that journey.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Family history work is so important

that the Lord has attached stunning blessings to those who are willing to help.

Give your children the opportunity to reap those blessings.

Reap the glorious blessings of turning the hearts of your children turn to their fathers.

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