When I read this Ensign article about the new FamilySearch Indexing project, I seriously considered abandoning my indexing of the LDS Coloring Pages to participate in this worthy cause. Like temple work, the scope of this project is breathtaking. One wonders if it can be completed before the Second Coming. In brief, this project is asking for volunteers on the internet to help to index names that appear on some 2.4 million rolls of genealogical microfilms preserved in the Granite Mountain vault. All the work is done on the internet (no microfilm reader needed) and completed information will be posted on the internet for everyone to access for free. As in the salvation for the dead via temple work, I think it will not be our part to view the finish line on the horizon. It is our work to begin, and to allow ourselves be blessed by continued participation. For more information, or to volunteer, see the FamilySearch Indexing website.
After five minutes of serious consideration, I decided to continue my LDS Coloring Pages index. To some it may seem trivial, but once it is done, it is done, and I hope it will be a valuable resource for parents and Primary teachers.
A new box of crayons renewed my daughter’s interest in coloring in Sacrament meeting these past couple weeks. We stocked up on crayon bargains during the back-to-school sales in our area.
A couple of days ago, President James E. Faust, second counselor in the First Presidency, passed away. Like so many of our leaders who have gone before us, President Faust had a tenderness of spirit coupled with a rock solid conviction of the truth.
Allow me to leave you with this quote from James E. Faust from the article “Grateful Heart” in the May 1994 Friend:
“A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It helps us develop such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being. Said the Lord, “And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more” (D&C 78:19).”