- My Priesthood Records Show My Place in God’s Kingdom
- My Personal Record Sheet Will Serve As a Foundation for My Book of Remembrance
- As a Priesthood Bearer, I Have an Obligation to Preserve My Heritage of Righteousness for My Children
- I Must Seek the Best in My Family to Give My Best to Others
- To become like God, I Must Be Sealed to An Eternal Family
- When I Do My Part in making Exaltation Possible for My Forbears, I May Receive the Help of the Lord
Elder Widtsoe (1921):
We need more workers to accomplish the wonderful work that was outlined last night at the reception given by the First Presidency. Even three companies a day in each temple will not be enough; we shall have to organize four, or five, and for all I know, the day may come, unless we build more temples, when we shall keep the temples open twenty-four hours a day. We need more converts to temple work, drawn from all ages, from the young, from the middle-aged, and from the rich and poor, from among the busy and those of leisure. The time has come, I verily believe, in this new temple movement, to bring into active service all the people, of all ages. From the children doing baptisms, to the aged grandparents doing endowments for the dead, all the members of the family, if we do our duty well, must be brought into the work. Temple work is quite of as much benefit to the young and the active, as it is to the aged, who have laid behind them many of the burdens of life. The young man needs his place in the temple even more than his father and his grandfather, who are steadied by a life of experience; and the young girl just entering life needs the spirit, influence and direction that comes from participation in the temple ordinances. If I say nothing else tonight that will linger, I hope you will remember that temple work is for the young and for the middle aged and for the aged for all and not for one specialized, separated class within the Church organization.
John A. Widtsoe, “Temple Worship,” The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine 12 (April 1921): 51-52.