These last two weeks have been great! I think that I'm finally getting the hang of what it is that we do and teach, and how to help the people here get to become familiar with the program and feel the need to do their family history. We had a great trip to the temple in which 11 different converts went, and it was the first time for 5 of them to enter and do the work for the dead. Many of the people that we have been working with have their own names from their family to do the work for, so it was a great spiritual experience for them. I`ve forgotten how much it is that I explained the week before about what it is that we do: so forgive me if this is a repeat.
And well since I`m learning more about how to use the family search program and I`m fortunate enough to have some of the people already added to my tree- I wanted to do a highlight or a shout out to an ancestor this week. This week I want to start out with two, Abraham Jame Bowers Sr. and Christina Sinclair- my great great grandparents on the side of my father. What I could read about them is that they had a "Golden Wedding" anniversary celebrating their 50 years married together. 50 years!!!! How crazy is that? They had a huge party and invited all the the town to come dance and celebrate. There is one story in which a son fondly recalls that during the party, his father asked him for 5 dollars to pay the band, because they had spent just about everything for their party! How funny is that. This amazing couple served a mission for 6 months in the Manti temple, and had various calling including being part of a "ward reunion committee for over 20 years". There are a great example to me on how to have a marriage that really is made to last.
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