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Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Packer Family's contribution to Family History Work

In light of the temple news that came up at various times earlier today, I have been busy reporting updates related to that subject. However, the Church News also ran this article about the role President Boyd K. Packer (and now, even three years after his death, his family) has played in furthering Family History work. In fact, President Packer's involvement in Family History has been extended by the work of his wife and his son, Elder Allan F. Packer, who was among the first General Authority Seventies called during President Monson's presidency. Elder Packer spent the first eight years or so of his time as a General Authority Seventy serving first as the Assistant Executive Director, then the Executive Director, of the Church History Department. Last year, Elder Packer's assignment changed, and he is now the First Counselor in the South America South Area Presidency.

It was awesome to read about how these three (President Packer, Sister Packer, and Elder Packer) have contributed and continue to contribute to furthering Family History in the Church. If the article is any indication, Sister Packer, who will be 90 in October, has no intention of slowing down. She will continue to carry on the work of Family History her husband had such an enthusiasm for for as long as she lives. And I'm sure that Elder Packer will continue to bless the people of the South America South Area with his testimony of the importance of family history work. If he does, you can be sure that many new temples will be announced for the South America South Area in the not-too-distant future. With the estimate for the completion of the Concepcion Chile Temple having recently been moved up, it would not surprise me at all if more temples were announced in that region within the next couple of years. I have two possibilities for that region on my own radar for the next General Conference. How likely they might be remains to be seen.

For now, I wanted to post that update. Thanks for the privilege of your time. Comments are always welcome and appreciated. More information will come as I receive it. Thanks again. I wish you all the best until my next post. 

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