4 Reasons RMs Love Doing Family History

by | Jan. 08, 2016

Mormon Life

Many Latter-day Saints love family history, but for RMs, it might have an extra special place in their hearts.

In his April 2015 general conference talk, Elder M. Russell Ballard told Church members that “RM” does not stand for “retired Mormon.” He continued, “Balance your life with spiritual experiences that remind and prepare you for continued, daily ministering to others” (“The Greatest Generation of Young Adults,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2015, 69). One simple way to invite these spiritual experiences is by participating in family history. Here are some ways family history will help every returned missionary retain a good spiritual edge.

1. Promised Protection

Elder David A. Bednar made this promise: “As you respond in faith to this invitation [to do family history]… your testimony of and conversion to the Savior will become deep and abiding.

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