“If we seek true happiness, we must expend our energies for purposes larger than our own self-interests. Let us ponder prayerfully how we may effectively and lovingly give service to our families, neighbors, and fellow Saints” (Teachings of Presidents: Spencer W. Kimball, p. 87).
1999 - The Church launches the FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service. It is considered to be the most significant advancement in family history since the invention of microfilm. It received over forty million hits on its first day.
The Bible tells us Noah was not successful in saving anyone but himself and his family. Perhaps not unlike missionaries today, who serve faithful missions in a wicked world, who do not find success in conversions, but who strengthen their own testimonies, thus saving themselves and their future family.
The life story of William W. Phelps is one of faith, despair, forgiveness, and love. It is one of the most wonderful stories of the Restoration and early history of the Church, and well worth reviewing